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Lexington, Kentucky-based Space Tango is aiming to launch an autonomous robotic orbital platform by the mid-2020s. The platform, called ST-42, is designed for scalable manufacturing in space and will leverage the unique environment of microgravity to produce high-value products across multiple industries – from patient therapeutics to advanced technology products. ST-42 is an extension of International Space Station (ISS) capabilities, and NASA's creation of a robust commercial marketplace in low Earth orbit (LEO).

GKN Aerospace, COMAC subsidiary Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company (SAMC), and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC International) are establishing a joint venture based in China to manufacture advanced aerostructures for the civil aerospace market, with production scheduled to begin in late 2021 in a new state-of-the-art facility in a location yet to be determined.

As aircraft become larger, lighter, and increasing more sophisticated, so do their components and parts. Follow that logic, and part manufacturing must also become more powerful and advanced. In the case of aluminum and titanium press-forged parts – like cockpit window frames, wing to fuselage fittings, various bulkheads, supports, and fuselage keel chords – this means higher press force.

Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is developing a new additive manufacturing (AM) platform for short-run metal applications based on Stratasys’ Layered Powder Metallurgy (LPM) technology, designed to make production of metal parts faster, easier, and more cost-effective, with the goal of helping customers pioneer a new era in additive manufacturing for production-grade metal parts, officials say.
 
The advanced platform combines the value of additive manufacturing with short-run metal parts production, and is intended to disrupt conventional manufacturing approaches – driving improved efficiency and cost savings using standard powder metallurgy (PM) alloys, mechanical properties with high accuracy and controlled shrinkage, and fast throughput.

 

Editor's Picks

AMS4303C | 2017-04-24
Aerospace Material Specification
This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of plate.
SYWD-0001 | 2017-07-27
Book
It is ironic that as aircraft have gotten more sophisticated, much of their manufacture has remained manual. However, as orders for commercial aircraft have dramatically increased over the past years and are expected to remain on that trajectory, the competition has become not just about how fast…
SYWD-0002 | 2018-05-30
Book
The market for aerospace composites is projected to reach $42.97 billion by 2022, up from $26.87 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 9.85% from 2017 to 2022. Clearly, the use of aerospace composites in commercial aircraft has gained momentum during the past few decades, but there is still much room for…
V126-1EJ | 2017-08-29
Journal
The SAE International Journal of Aerospace is the preeminent source for peer reviewed cutting-edge engineering research within the aerospace industry. The Journal is an essential resource for anyone in academia, industry, and …

In The News

Advanced Manufacturing aerospace
Giant Europe-based aerospace group Airbus has affirmed that aerospace technologies can play a key role in dealing with many of the socioeconomic challenges confronting Africa. It did so in a report, which it called a White Paper, that was released at the end of last month at a special event in Toulouse, France.
Engineering News | 2018-11-16
Advanced Manufacturing
UK manufacturing software company, Valuechain, has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Korean manufacturing company, Clad Korea Co. Ltd. to bring its solutions to the East Asian additive manufacturing (AM) marketplace.
TCT Magazine | 2018-11-09
Advanced Manufacturing
The Honeywell Technology Experience Center is designed to promote knowledge exchange and demonstrate the value that can be gained from the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
AAONS.com | 2018-11-07
Additive Part Image
GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given change-in-design approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines that power the Boeing 747-8, with an additively manufactured bracket.
AM&D | 2018-11-06
Advanced Manufacturing
Continuous fiber manufacturing (CFM) is the 3D printing/continuous fiber deposition process patented by moi composites (Milan, Italy). The company was established in February 2018 by materials engineer and professor Marinella Levi, design engineer Gabriele Natale and architect Michele Tonizzo. It was spun off from the +LAB, a collaborative 3D printing hub that Levi founded at the Politecnico di Milano.
CW.com | 2018-11-02