Aerospace

How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings

Customer case study – How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings Lufthansa Technik is a leading provider in aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft, from commercial to VIP and special mission aircraft. CHALLENGE:  Lufthansa Technik has innovative floor markings called Guide U escape route, these markings …

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Enhancing 3D-Printed Aerospace Tooling with AMT PostPro

3D printing is an invaluable manufacturing tool for aerospace innovation with the ability to produce complex external shapes and internal geometries. No other manufacturing tool lets aerospace engineers prototype and produce end-use parts to exceptionally low tolerances, with unequalled repeatability at minimal cost in-house. However, the technology – which builds models layer by layer – …

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The Best Applications of 3D Printing In The Aerospace Industry

The best example of the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing is found in the Aerospace industry, which produces potentially lighter and stronger parts than traditional manufacturing parts. The aerospace industry was a forerunner in 3D printing and contributed significantly to its development. Some aviation companies began using this technology in 1989, and …

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heliguy™ Has Lift-Off with 3D Printer Investment For Drones

UK drone specialist heliguy™ is on a roll after receiving a grant from the £10.9 million Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project, which helped fund the purchase of 3D printers for the manufacturing facility. heliguy™ started out selling large remote-controlled helicopters capable of autonomous flight in 2009, moving into drones as demand for sophisticated drones for …

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Markforged is Taking Flight with Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fibre FR-A

Markforged Prepare for Take Off with Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fibre FR-A Markforged has launched new formulations of their Onyx and Carbon Fibre materials which are purpose built for the requirements of the aerospace, transportation and automotive industries. Helping engineers reimagine the way people and parts get from where they are to where they are …

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How Airbus is Using 3D Printing to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

Image credit. It is estimated that for every kilogram of weight saved on a commercial aircraft, 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions are prevented during its lifetime. This startling truth is why weight reduction is considered the Holy Grail of aerospace engineering, and it is why companies like Airbus invest considerably in the area. A kilogram …

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