GKN Aero global-tech-center

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is to open its Global Technology Centre focusing on additive manufacturing, advanced composites, assembly and industry 4.0 processes in Bristol, UK in 2020. Read more


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ARL Penn State

Work has begun on a $1.4m project under the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory through America Makes. Read more



Renaissance Services

Renaissance Services, a service provider to aerospace and defence companies, will combine 3D printing and structural castings to support the production of aircraft components after securing a $2.9m Air Force contract. Read more


Moog Aircraft Group, and aerospace and defence manufacturer, has harnessed fused deposition modelling (FDM) technology to produce co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) fixtures. Read more


Ogle Models Zodiac Aerospace

Brian Petty

Ogle Models, a UK-based modelling and design company, teamed up with Zodiac Aerospace to design a full-scale exhibition model of a business class aeroplane seat. Read more


Eviation Aircraft Stratasys

Eviation Aircraft

Eviation Aircraft is the latest company to partner with Stratasys and leverage its 3D printing technologies to advance its output. Read more


At Paris Airshow, Stratasys has launched the Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution designed to remove the complexity from achieving FAA and EASA certification. Read more


Italian 3D printer manufacturer, Roboze has announced the company is providing its newest machines for the next generation of Fused Layer Manufacturing to the CTC GmbH, an Airbus subsidiary. Read more


Boeing CST-100 Starliner


Advanced materials and additive manufacturing company, Oxford Performance Materials has been selected by The Boeing Company to manufacture 3D-printed structures for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Read more


Manufacturing company, Thermwood has signed a formal cooperative research and development deal with Fleet Readiness Center East, located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., to focus on Thermwood's LSAM technology. Read more


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Arconic has entered a series of agreements to supply Airbus 3D-printed metal parts for its commercial aircraft. Airbus has also installed a Sciaky Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) 110 System. Read more


Magnetic MRO 3D-printed aircraft

Magnetic MRO

Aircraft maintenance and repair service, Magnetic MRO are to begin work on the 3D printing of aviation-approved parts. Along with MAC Interiors they have come across new opportunities to expand MRO services and innovative in-house capabilities. Read more


Hawker Typhoon


Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw helped bring a national treasure back to Gloucester using additive manufacturing to print four sets of unusual cockpit brackets for a Hawker Typhoon aircraft. Read more


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Monash University

Australian company, Amaero Engineering, the developers of the world's first 3D-printed jet engine, has launched a new venture with French Aerospace firm, Safran Power Units. Together they will extend prior research and print more turbojet components. Read more


Brazilian Air Force Stratasys aircraft part


Brazilian Air Force's Institute of Advanced Studies has partnered with Stratasys to efficiently create robust aircraft components. Using 3D printing solutions, the Air Force will be able to manufacture test models within a week. Read more


Experts in the additive manufacturing and aviation industries joined to discuss how 3D printing can enable "bionic" aircraft designs. Read more


Creaform3D MetraSCAN3D produces full 3D scan of competing aircraft. Read more


BAe 146 Regional Airliner

Juergen Lehle

3T RPD has provided a 3D printing solution for the rapid manufacture of a vital aircraft component for BAE Systems, reducing lead times from six months to four weeks. Read more


A 3D-printed unmanned aircraft developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield serves to broaden the horizons for 3D printing. Read more