Premium Aerotec has partnered with German additive manufacturing leader Concept Laser to begin the series production of 3D-printed metal parts for the Airbus Group at its new production facility in Varel site (Friesland). With its investment, Premium Aerotec is following the plans of Airbus, which according to Peter Sander, Airbus, Head of Emerging Technologies & ..
Though several industrial giants can be found at the forefront of metal 3D printing pioneering, none is more prominent than Airbus. They have been adopting 3D printing at lightning speed, and several of their latest engine and plane designs already rely on top of the range 3D printed parts – such as A350 XWB which ..
Published by Airbus Group This collaboration seeks to speed up development and manufacturing processes in aerospace projects through an open competition based in co-creation and micro-manufacturing. When crowdsourcing meets aerospace Exploring a next-generation of unmanned vehicles Two months after the announcement of the first investment of Airbus Ventures in the US-based motor vehicle company Local Motors, the two ..
The first 3D printer in space was installed at the International Space Station in November of 2014. After more than a year, isn’t it about time we send another? While taking on other important projects, such as the 3D printing of large structures in space and the airframe for the Enterprise In Space spacecraft, Made ..
After hinting that micro-drones would be a part of the increased military budget to-do-list last month, which amounted to an increase of $582.7 billion, the Pentagon has just revealed that their micro-drone program is finally in action. The micro-drones, created with 3D printing technology not fully detailed in the budget report, were experimented with in ..