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Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md., is investing $5 million in Ottawa-based materials science company Equispheres to help accelerate the development of high-quality additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, materials and techniques, such as cold spray deposition. Lockheed Martin’s investment enables Equispheres to conduct the research and development needed to build reactors that will produce powders of higher-strength materials, such as steels, cobalt, chrome, and Inconel, a heat- and corrosion-resistant nickel-based alloy containing chromium and iron – materials well suited to aerospace applications.

The first five Airbus BelugaXL aircraft are slated to enter service in 2019. But, to reach that milestone, an exhaustive schedule of test and certification work must be completed.

On June 6, a joint team from Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) – internationally known as “The French Aerospace Lab” – and Germany’s Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) completed an eight-day course of static ground vibration testing (GVT) on the new model.

The 3D printing materials market will experience high double-digit growth in the aerospace industry through 2024, as manufacturers of aircraft and spacecraft vehicles and components increasingly adopt and reap the benefits of additive manufacturing, market analysts at Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, California, predict.

This technique was first developed by a team at the University of Oxford to measure movements of the detectors in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The system at CERN used columnated laser beams, each of which had to be precisely aligned with a single target and required a detector for each line.

 

Editor's Picks

AMS4303C | 2017-04-24
Aerospace Material Specification
This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of plate.
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 …
WP-0001 | 2017-06-26
White Paper
NASA has embarked on an ambitious program to integrate additive manufacturing techniques and to develop processes for the microgravity environment. The most recent example of this program is the successful launch and deployment of the first 3D printer on the International Space Station. In this o…

In The News

Aerospace
Metal spinning, as a method of manufacturing, has origins dating back thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until the industrial revolution that motorised equipment was introduced, changing this traditional hand working method to a powerful and advanced manufacturing technique, which devolved into a number of associated processes. One of which is flow forming.
Aero Mag | 2018-06-20
Advanced Manufacturing
Researchers at MIT have figured out a way to 3D print shape-changing soft materials. To achieve this, mechanical engineer Xuanhe Zhao and his colleagues developed a 3D-printable ink infused with magnetic micro-particles. These micro-particles, which were made of a neodymium-iron-boron alloy, were combined with silica nanoparticles and embedded in silicone rubber for flexibility.
Forbes | 2018-06-20