Airbus, the European-based aircraft manufacturer, has announced this week that it will be incorporating more 3D printing technology into their manufacturing processes. Parts that are 3D printed are lighter, in some cases more than 50…
3D printing has taken to the skies again! British Royal Air Force fighter jets have flown with 3D printed parts for the first time. The parts were created by defense company BAE systems, at a Royal…
The Register is collaborating with Southampton University and 3T RPD to launch the first 3D printed spaceplane.
Bastian Schaefer and his team at Airbus have a vision of a more sustainable future for aviation, a future that should incorporate social as well as environmental and economic value.
Author Chris Anderson stays on the bleeding edge of open-source technology automation with DIY drones.
The U.S. Air Force awarded $2.95 million to 3D Systems to retool their Paramount team’s Selective Laser Sintering technology for the production of F-35 components and other weapon systems.
Steven Easter and Jonathan Turman, students at the University of Virginia, along with their professor, worked to create a UAV with a 6.5 feet wingspan from 3D printed pieces.
We may be flying the world in 3D-printed planes by 2050. Airbus is exploring the concept of printing the airplane with an estimated 80 meter square 3D printer.
GE is working on a 3D printing process that will produce parts for a new family of turbofan engines, cutting weight and materials by 30-40%, reducing fuel consumption by 15%.
Hobbyists of very near future are going to have a much easier time at making model planes, as 3D printer maker Objet’s materials engineer Shai Hirsh demonstrates.