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Government agencies are not known for moving quickly, and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation process is a prime example. For defense contractors and integrators tasked with developing new technologies for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies, this step alone can take nine to 12 months or longer.

The “CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite” (CHEOPS) – the first European Space Agency (ESA) scientific satellite to developed and manufactured in Spain – will launch in 2019 and spend at least three and a half years studying movements and characteristics of exoplanets that orbit nearby bright stars beyond the Solar System. However, without the development of additive manufacturing (AM) or “3D-printing,” CHEOPS would be too broad for integration into its Soyuz launch vehicle.

Ford Motor Company is investing $45 million in its new Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Redford Township, Michigan, to help quickly innovate and deploy scalable new manufacturing technologies. The new AMC co-locates approximately 100 manufacturing technology experts and their specialized equipment in one 100,000-ft2 space just east of Detroit.

EOS GmbH and Etihad Airways will partner to significantly expand local capabilities for industrial additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – in aviation. The partnership, announced at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will enable Etihad Airways Engineering to produce 3D-printed aircraft parts at their facility in Abu Dhabi.

The initial phase of this collaboration, which uses EOS technology with an EOS additive manufacturing system, will include the qualification of machine, process, and materials in accordance with aviation regulatory requirements.

 

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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
To assist with the development of a bespoke automated masking system for a leading UK aerospace company, automation solution provider Astech Projects turned to adhesives and coatings specialist, Intertronics. As part of the project, Intertronics supplied Dymax 717-R SpeedMask resin alongside a ‘preeflow eco-PEN450’ dispensing system.
Aero Magazine | 2018-12-04
Powertrain electric
General Motors is killing multiple passenger cars, including the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Cruze, two vehicles that were held up as examples of the automaker's post-bankruptcy revival.
Detroit Free Press | 2018-11-26
Powertrain
General Motors is poised to end production at five plants in the U.S. and Canada, kill off several passenger cars – including the Chevrolet Impala – and slash 15 percent of its salaried workforce in a sweeping cost-cutting plan designed to boost profits and adjust to America's changing tastes in vehicles.
USA Today | 2018-11-28
Advanced Manufacturing
With so many developments in the additive manufacturing world to follow, I decided to use this article to compile some representative news items and reports. Taken together, they’ll provide you with greater insight into the most noteworthy 3D printing trends
Machine Design | 2018-11-28
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