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GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan, Sweden, are developing and manufacturing the first additive-manufactured, or 3D-printed, rocket engine turbines in Europe, officials say. The tier 1 aerospace supplier is harnessing cutting-edge additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce two full-scale turbines for the Prometheus reusable rocket engine demonstrator on liquid oxygen and methane propellants, while reducing the number of parts from more than 100 to 2 and cutting costs by 90 percent.

Hardide Coatings was awarded funding from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) aerospace initiative. Hardide Coatings -- which develops, manufactures and applies its proprietary Hardide-A coating -- will use the funding to further develop two projects related to coating technology for aircraft components.

 

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

Advanced Manufacturing
INNOTRANS: Additive manufacturing could be used in the production of up to 250 locomotive components by 2025 if GE Transportation’s early trials of the technique prove successful.
RG.com | 2018-09-25
Advanced Manufacturing
Leaving the EU without a trade deal could kill off advanced manufacturing in Wales, the first minister said in a speech to the Labour conference.

Carwyn Jones announced 6m pound worth of grants for Ford, Toyota and Airbus to help the big employers deal with the effects of Brexit.
BBC | 2018-09-24
Advanced Manufacturing
The AMP Lab includes 3D printers and scanners, a CAD/CAM lab, plasma cutter, laser cutter, welding station, metrology equipment, and prototyping tools.
AM.org | 2018-09-21
Advanced Manufacturing
DSM has debuted its new carbon-fiber-filled polyamide (PA) 6/66 filament grade, Novamid ID1030 CF10, for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon-fiber loading of 10%—it can be used to fabricate functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics. Novamid ID1030 CF10 3D is designed for printing structural parts that are clearly stronger, stiffer and tougher with higher tensile strength and modulus, high dimensional stability and no warpage.
Plastics Today | 2018-09-27
Advanced Manufacturing
Released last September, FitStation is a dual hardware and software platform that captures 3D scans of the foot, foot pressure measurements, and gait analysis to build a user profile. In this partnership, the data is used to build manufacturing instructions for 3D printed custom foot orthotics, which will be printed by Go 4-D using HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems.
ZD Net | 2018-09-17