Rockets of the Future

July 17, 2019

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3D Printed Rocket
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Engineers at Work on 3D Printed Rocket
Los Angeles-based space startup Relativity’s goal is to introduce an automated 3D-printing process to create custom, mission-specific rockets that can launch payloads the size of small cars. Its process reduces rocket part count from 100,000 to 1000, and has gained the attention of NASA. Check it out.




Air Force to Add Fourth Advanced Technology Center
The U.S. Air Force announced plans to open its fourth Advanced Technology and Training Center in early 2020, with operations to include additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and polymers, and reverse engineering.

From Prototyping to Production and Beyond
Less than a decade ago, talk of AM used in manufacturing environments was considered by many as hype. Not so today as manufacturers find new ways to harness the technology’s power. “The journey continues towards full production ramp-up, including in-process quality control, integration, automation and entire AM supply chains, to name a few,” writes Bertrand Humel van der Lee,  chief customer operations officer at Germany-based EOS.

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MSC Software and RMIT to Accelerate AM in Australia
MSC Software, a global provider of computer-aided engineering simulation software and services with headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based RMIT University's Advanced Manufacture Precinct to accelerate AM in Australia.

AMUG Names DINO Recipients
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) presented its DINO (Distinguished INnovator Operator) awards for AM expertise and service to 10 individuals. The awards recognizes those that have contributed to the AM industry with the intent to advance the industry as a whole or to advance the skills and knowledge of individuals.


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Book the August 3DMP Experience and Tech Tour Now!
3D Metal Printing hosts the 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour, August 6-7 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi, MI. In addition to presentations by industry experts, attendees will tour Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center as well as metal AM leader Linear AMS to see 3D metal printing in action. Register now, as time is running out!

Industry News
Today’s News
Sandvik Acquires Stake in Beam IT
Xometry Gains Investor
GKN Powder Metallurgy Opens AM Customer Center
Artec 3D Launches Automated Turntable for 3D Scans


Spring 2019
In This Issue
AMUG Delivers Again
The ultimate 3D printing users’ conference wrapped up its biggest one yet, offering developments and technology galore.

AM Partnership Yields Improved Surgeries, Outcomes
Expertise from Materialise and device provider DePuy Synthes allows surgeons to better plan maxillofacial surgeries and use patient-specific guides and hardware to help ensure success.




Coming in the Summer 2019 Issue
New Machine, Focus on Titanium Key Machine Shop’s Evolution
Israeli machining company Sharon Tuvia branched out into AM nearly a decade ago, and continues to add new technology to meet aerospace needs and explore new markets.

Rapid + TCT Recap
3DMP editors will bring you the latest processes, applications, materials and research in AM presented at this year’s event.
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