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GA-ASI completes first test flight with metal 3D-printed part

Case Summary - Image Credit: GA-ASIGE Additive AddWorks has been supporting GA-ASI’s strategy for scaling metal additive technology across its portfolio of RPA platforms.

US Air Force and GE’s collaboration on metal additive reaches first technology milestone with 3D printed sump cover for F110 engine

Additively manufactured, cobalt-chrome sump cover for F110 engine. Produced on a GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machine at the GE Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati, as part of collaboration with the US Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO). 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR035)In mid-2019, GE Additive and GE Aviation approached the US Air Force to propose a metal additive collaboration program to address its specific sustainment, readiness and affordability needs.

Oerlikon partners with United Launch Alliance to manufacture launch vehicle flight components

Oerlikon partners with United Launch Alliance to manufacture launch vehicle flight components.Oerlikon AM, the additive manufacturing unit of global technology powerhouse Oerlikon, announces it will provide metal additively manufactured qualification and flight components for United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket. ULA is the world's most experienced and reliable launch service provider, with more than 130 launches and 100 percent mission success.

Oerlikon AM and Siemens collaborate to digitize additive manufacturing

From left to right: Dr. Sven Hicken, Oerlikon, Head of Additive Manufacturing Business Unit & Dr. Karsten Heuser, Siemens, Vice President for Additive Manufacturing. Oerlikon AM, the additive manufacturing unit of technology group Oerlikon, and Siemens AG announce a strategic agreement in which Siemens will provide Oerlikon AM with digital enterprise solutions that will help Oerlikon accelerate the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

Sintavia scales end-to-end applied additive technology

Sintavia scales end-to-end applied additive technology. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR032)Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defense sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process – from design and raw materials to final part inspection.

New Converting Center for Technical Foams

FoamPartner is expanding its manufacturing capacities at the company’s Duderstadt site in Lower Saxony (Germany) with a new converting center for industrial specialty foams. 
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FoamPartner Fritz Nauer AG, with headquarters in Wolfhausen (Switzerland), is building a converting center for industrial foams at the company’s site in Duderstadt (Germany). The new center is scheduled to go on-stream in the first half-year of 2020 and will lead to the creation of several new jobs.

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