The unveiling of Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 supersonic demonstrator aircraft last fall at the company’s Denver hangar has brought the dream of a return to supersonic air travel closer to reality.
Redwire announced recently that its Ceramic Manufacturing Module (CMM) has successfully 3D printed a ceramic part in space for the first time.
Essentium, Inc., a leading provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to drive the development and deployment of advanced additive manufacturing solutions for applications in tooling, ground support, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), and flight-certified parts for military aircraft and ground vehicles through both the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).
BAE Systems’ latest F900 installation will not only increase 3D printing capacity but also help exploit new 3D printing materials for tooling applications. This includes carbon-fiber-filled FDM Nylon 12CF material, which is used to create robust yet lightweight repair and development tools for the production line.