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Published: 12/30/2014

Video of Interesting Turbine Blade Workholding System
This clamping system is an automated steady rest with measuring capability that stabilizes the five-axis machining process of very long turbine blades.

Published: 12/29/2014

Satellite to Use Additive-Manufactured Components Directly Exposed to Space
Support structures are produced through FDM in plastic material as strong as aluminum. Internal complexity is part of the reason for producing the parts through 3D printing.

Published: 12/22/2014

The Case for Off-Site Innovation
Okuma says the point of its aerospace technology center is to provide a place for manufacturers to perform all the trial-and-error they need to perfect a new process. It’s also a place to find and consult with sources of up-to-date manufacturing tec...

Published: 12/18/2014

Additive Manufacturing of Brackets Saves 1 Kilogram per Satellite
Because of complexity, material and quantity, spacecraft and satellite components are good candidates for additive production.

Published: 11/28/2014

Build the Machine around the Workpiece
Rather than fitting a part into an existing machine, modular machining units enable building a custom machine particularly suited for that workpiece. This approach is best for large production runs of specialized parts.

Published: 9/4/2014

Metal Additive Manufacturing for Parts up to 7 Feet Tall
Sample part in Inconel 625 challenges the size constraint usually associated with powder-based metal additive manufacturing.

Published: 7/31/2014

Numbers Describe Additive Manufacturing’s Advantage
Airbus quantifies the material and energy savings it will realize on parts that are 3D printed.

Published: 7/24/2014

GE Brings Production-Volume Additive Manufacturing to Alabama
Company says the site could ultimately have 50 additive manufacturing machines. Nozzles made here will be shipped to an even newer manufacturing site in Indiana.

Published: 6/25/2014

Video: World’s Largest Additive Metal Manufacturing Plant
GE Aviation facility in Italy will have capacity for 60 machines making metal production parts through additive manufacturing.

Published: 6/12/2014

Profiler Expected to Exceed 100 Cubic Inches per Minute in Titanium
Five-axis, five-spindle machine aims at reduced cost per piece for production of large aircraft components.