Metro Aerospace has an ingenious microvane product design that delivers SLS thermoplastic 3D printed modifications to the exterior of cargo aircraft to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption by 4%. Emirates Airlines now has 3D printed fire resistant cabin parts that reduce weight of the original part by 9-13% and are produced on-demand, reducing inventory costs and time of aircraft on ground. Airbus Space and Defense has developed the first metal 3D printed radio frequency (RF) filter, tested and validated for use in commercial telecommunications satellites.
GE Additive celebrated the opening of its first international Customer Experience Center in Munich. The new 2,700 square meter center, co-located with GE’s European Technology Center, allows current and potential customers to experience every aspect of the additive manufacturing process from design to prototyping to operations. Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President & General Manager GE Additive, and thought-leaders from business, politics, technology and academia gathered for the Grand Opening and discussed the potential that additive manufacturing will bring to business and industries.
EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing, and Under Armour, one of the largest sports brands in the world and a market leader in bringing commercial 3D printed footwear to consumers—announced their strategic new partnership at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
From 07 to 09 November Okuma Europe welcomed over 200 visitors to its recently-established Aerospace Centre of Excellence in Germany. In keeping with the location, the manufacturer presented the innovations introduced at EMO with a particular focus on aerospace machining. Highlights included Okuma’s award-winning LASER EX series of super multitasking machines, the smart factory solution Connect Plan as well as the manufacturer’s latest automation technologies.
EOS, on of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, will showcase its latest and growing portfolio of additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software solutions, services and consulting at this year’s formnext in Frankfurt/Germany from November 14-17, 2017.
This year at Dubai Airshow, 3D Systems’ Bryan Hodgson, Advanced Aerospace Applications, will deliver a keynote discussing the benefits of industrializing 3D printing for aerospace. Being held during the event’s conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems on November 15 at 12:40pm, Bryan’s presentation will introduce the benefits of additive manufacturing technologies for the industry and reveal how 3D Systems’ industrial-grade engineering software, additive manufacturing platforms, materials and On Demand Manufacturing services are enabling new levels of productivity in the aerospace industries.
FIT AG, specialist for Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, is expanding its industrial 3D printing capacities and investing in five EOS M 400-4 systems. The EOS solutions will be part of a factory with 4,200 m² of floor space, specially designed for serial production using industrial 3D printing technology. FIT AG is therefore continuing to build on its globally leading position as a special provider in the field of AM. At the same time, EOS will be strategic supplier to FIT AG, which is planning to use EOS systems to manufacture products mainly for the automotive industry, the world of motorsport, the medical technology sector, and the aerospace industry.