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Featured Story – Titanium in space: researchers develop manned vessel prototype

An additive manufacturing process pioneered by engineers at Cranfield University in the UK has led to the production of the first full-scale prototype of a titanium pressure vessel for use in manned spaceflight.

CRP launched in arc-based additive manufacturing

A new TWI members’ Core Research Project (CRP) has been launched, bringing together expertise from three different technology groups in TWI to investigate various integrated additive manufacturing strategies, from feedstock customization to online monitoring techniques, to ensure build consistency and part quality.

5N Plus signs a strategic agreement with Metalpine

5N Plus Inc. (5N Plus) and Graz, Austria-based Metalpine GmbH (Metalpine) announced that the parties have entered into a strategic agreement aimed at jointly serving the growing demand from Additive Manufacturing markets.

Additively manufactured duplex: better than wrought?

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes are rapidly maturing and offer the capability to build a new generation of components with complex designs, enhanced functionality, and rapid repair of existing components.

Featured Story – Metal powders derived from sustainable sources

A developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials used in additive manufacturing (AM), lithiumion batteries and other industrial markets, has launched the world’s first AM powders derived from sustainable sources.

Airbus 3D printing utilises cutting edge saw technology

To save time and costs during the production of aircraft components, Airbus Helicopters, headquartered in Donauwörth in Bavaria, recently turned to additive manufacturing. After manufacturing titanium components in the 3D printer, the next step is to separate them from their baseplate. The company uses a fully automatic bandsaw specially designed for use in the world of generative manufacturing.

A new pressure equipment certified by BASF

Additive manufacturing is a new manufacturing technology to produce parts that are used in both research and production plants at BASF.

Giant satellite fuel tank sets record for 3D printed space parts

Lockheed Martin has embraced a 3-D printed titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks so big you can’t even put your arms around it. The 46-inch- (1.16-meter-) diameter vessel completed final rounds of quality testing in July, ending a multi-year development program to create giant, highpressure tanks that carry fuel on board satellites.

Henkel & Origin to partner for additive manufacturing

To further drive the adoption of 3D Printing technologies beyond prototyping to final parts production Henkel has joined Origin´s open materials platform.

DEW Printdur® for complex steel components

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (DEW) is now making a big push: as an established powder manufacturer for 3D printing, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group Company is speeding up the next stage of development with its Printdur metal powder portfolio.