Arconic and Airbus achieve 3-D printing first
Arconic, Austin, Texas, has announced the installation of a 3-D
printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus A350 XWB
According to the company, this
installation marks a milestone for
additive manufacturing (AM) in
aerospace: While airplane makers
have been using 3-D printed parts
for components inside the cabin, equipping airframes with
metal parts produced via AM is new.
In addition, Airbus’ installation of this 3-D printed titanium
bracket on a series production commercial airplane, as opposed to a test airplane, marks a significant step forward in
the qualification of more complex 3-D printed parts for production aircraft.
3-D printed parts, including metal printed cabin brackets
and bleed pipes, are already flying on Airbus A320neo and
A350 X WB test aircraft.
Sciaky wins President’s
“E” Award for exporting metal
3-D printing systems
Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary
of Phillips Service Industries Inc. and
provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has received the President’s “E” Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the export of its
Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing
(EBAM®) systems to countries around
The award recognizes persons, firms,
and organizations that contribute in the
effort to increase U.S. exports, with a
focus on innovation, sustainability, and
work of broad impact.
The EBAM system can produce parts
from 8 in. to 19 ft. long. It offers deposition rates from 7 to 20 lbs. of metal per
hour. Its IRISS® (Interlayer Real-time
Imaging and Sensing System) control
can sense and digitally self-adjust metal
deposition to help ensure consistent
part geometry, mechanical properties,
microstructure, and metal chemistry.
Additive Manufacturing Users
Group opens conference
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group
(AMUG), Milwaukee, has opened online
registration for its 2018 Education &
Training Conference, which will be held
in St. Louis, April 8-12, 2018. The users
group conference, now in its 30th year, is
open to owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) technologies used for professional purposes.
The conference will include more than
200 presentations and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more
from, and do more with, their systems.
The Innovators Award, technical competition, and awards banquet will recognize excellence in applying AM and contributions to the industry. The event also
includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions, and catered meals.
For details and a link to registration,
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