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Today’s 3D printing news roundup includes the latest from Dassault Systèmes, which is working with Airbus APWorks on additive manufacturing for serial production, as well as news from PyroGenesis, Norsk Titanium, AddUp, and others.
Spirit AeroSystems (Kansas) and Norsk Titanium (Norway) today announced that they have entered into a commercial agreement to produce 3D printed structural titanium components for the commercial aerospace industry. Norsk Titanium's proprietary plasma arc Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology will be used to build up the parts to a near-net shape, a process that will purportedly reduce waste, use less energy, and reduce product costs by up to 30 percent.
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Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium have been working together to develop 3D printing technology for the aerospace industry since 2008. The new commercial agreement “solidifies and extends” the partnership and identifies specific parts that can be immediately produced using RPD. Spirit says around 30 percent of its titanium parts could be 3D printed.
“We recently announced becoming the world's first FAA-approved 3D-printed structural titanium provider and Spirit is the ideal tier-one aerostructures partner to leverage this pioneering capability,” commented Norsk Titanium CEO Warren Boley.
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Parker Hannifin Corporation, a company specializing in motion and control technologies, has opened a new “state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center” at its Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The facility will purportedly serve as a center of excellence “where Parker engineers can explore new applications of emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing and collaborative robotics.”
Parker says that 3D printing represents an exciting long-term opportunity for the company, adding that the new facility will provide Parker operating groups and divisions around the world with access to the newest printers, software, and materials.
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“Material printing technology is moving quickly towards commercial viability,” said Craig Maxwell, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Parker. “The new...
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