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Additive manufacturing adoption up, growing rapidly in aerospace

2018-06-14
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.
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SAE International issues first technical standards for aerospace additive manufacturing

2018-06-13
Jun 13, 2018 - The Aerospace Material Specification committee on Additive Manufacturing (AMS-AM) at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has released its first suite of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) additive manufacturing materials and process specifications. The new aerospace technical standards, now available from SAE, support the certification of critical aircraft and spacecraft parts, providing both a framework to protect the integrity of material property data and traceability within the aerospace supply chain.
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A state-of-the-art coordinate measurement instrument

2018-06-12
The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed an FSI-based coordinate measurement system which promises to allow high accuracy coordinate measurements of multiple targets simultaneously. Could this be the new standard for airframe builders?
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AFRL demos advanced multipurpose robotics for aerospace

2018-06-07
Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Manufacturing Technologies Division successfully demonstrated the capabilities of a new multi-purpose maintenance and manufacturing robot at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
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The eVTOL disruption goes viral

2018-06-05
Even at the early stages of this new era of urban air mobility, there is already a scramble amongst well-known aerospace giants, as well as start-ups, to develop and evaluate the civil VTOL market. And this all starts with air-taxi concepts.
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Big data takes to the skies

2018-06-01
Rhonda Walthall’s groundbreaking work has resulted in more than 90 airlines sharing data for nearly 3000 aircraft. And now, she’s spearheading the development of Ascentia, a new tool that’s built on the foundation of ASHM, integrates more data sources, and is cloud based to allow for the use of big data.
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Recognizing a distinguished leader in the global aerospace industry

2018-06-01
An SAE Member for more than two decades, Gregory Saunders was recognized for his years of outstanding and distinguished leadership within SAE International in the areas of global standardization, and for advancing the role and value of SAE standards and certification programs throughout the world.
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Embraer X eVTOL debuts design at Uber Elevate 2018

2018-05-31
Autonomous flying cars and air-taxis have been the subject of science fiction movies for decades, but Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer has now announced plans to develop a practical – if futuristic – small commercial air vehicle.
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NASA invites proposal from space-based large-scale 3D-printing company

2018-05-29
NASA invited MIS to submit a proposal for a technology flight demonstration mission of its Archinaut technology – an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly platform designed by Made In Space (MIS). It's purpose is to construct space-optimized systems of sizes not previously feasible.
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