Increasing resource efficiency of aviation by innovative materials and bionic design for metal components made by additive manufacturing

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Additive Manufacturing allows for unconventional design, for weight savings, for functional integrations and efficient production for small lot sizes. To move from simple polymer parts such as brackets to highly functional structural metal components, the productivity of the LB-PBF can be increased while making it more robust with Laser Beam Shaping.

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Next generation Design Software for 3D Printed Aerospace Components

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The gap between the software and hardware capabilities in additive manufacturing poses an obstacle in taking full advantage of this disruptive manufacturing technology. We all know that 3D printed parts can reach unprecedented mechanical properties and heat efficiency, but now it is also possible to design these parts in a time efficient manner.

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Development of Magnesium Laser Powder Bed Fusion to manufacture light-weight components for Aerospace applications

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Laser Based Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process that offers great opportunities such as weight reduction and improved performance of metallic parts. These advantages are especially beneficial for aerospace applications. Several nickel superalloys are processed in LPBF for high-temperature applications.

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Additive Manufacturing Innovation Trends in Aerospace

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis

by Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, Additive Manufacturing Consultant, Additivist

Aerospace was one of the first industries to embrace Additive Manufacturing. In recent years, we’ve seen companies adopt AM to both drive the design of new, high-efficiency components that are impossible to manufacture with other methods and to optimise the operational efficiencies of their MRO supply chains.

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Streamlining UAV construction via Additive Manufacturing and composite materials

Josè Antonio Almenanara

by Josè Antonio Almenanara, CRP Technology

High performance composite materials has taken additive manufacturing technologies to new heights with the production of structural parts for the new generation of Unmanned Aerial System and Space mission.

The paper describes the application of reinforced composite materials developed for motorsport industry that are now finding inroads into uses in the construction of 3D-printed functional parts of UAVs and Space SmallSats.

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3d printing composites for aerospace: challenges, applications and use cases

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by Fedor Antonov, Anisoprint

Anisoprining is a new way of design and production things from composites with continuous fibers. Anisoprinted parts are stronger, lighter and cheaper than their counterparts from the other materials.

This approach to producing objects can significantly change the manufacturing process in many fields including aerospace.

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