Aerospace

3-D Printing and the Race for Space

In 2018, the space sector grew to an incredible $3.25 billion industry. A number of different technologies are driving this rapid growth, but the most promising one is industrial-grade 3D metal printing (a.k.a. metal...

GE buys Germany’s Concept Laser after SLM bid fails

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. conglomerate General Electric GE.N has agreed to buy privately held German 3D printing firm Concept Laser for 549 million euros ($599 million), it said on Thursday, after its bid for rival SLM...

NASA unveils 3D printed methane turbopump

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has turned to 3D printing once again to make science fiction into fact with a Methane-powered rocket turbo pump that rewrites all of the rules. Predictably, the results...

Siemens invests €21.4m on additive manufacturing facility

Siemens has invested 200 million Swedish Krona (€21.4 million) on a production facility for metal 3D printed components in Finspång, Sweden. The workshop will employ 20 operators and engineers and will be used for...

Additive Manufacturing in General Aviation to Hit $3.3 Billion

As aviation companies continue to leverage 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) techniques in their manufacturing operations, AM equipment and material suppliers will reap the rewards. According to SmarTech Markets Publishing’s report, “Opportunities for...