When it comes to turbine blade repair, directed energy deposition is the go-to solution. This helps explain why Optomec has installed nearly 100 machines for this application, with more than 10 million blades repaired thus far.
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The new Wohlers Associates report “Post-Processing of AM and 3D-Printed Parts” provides a broad range of methods and techniques for finishing parts made by additive manufacturing, also referred to as 3D printing.
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced that online registration is available for its 2022 AMUG Conference, which will be held in Chicago, April 3-7, 2022.
Supply-chain stresses are especially troublesome to the aerospace industry and its Tier suppliers. It’s critical that manufacturers in this industry attain a comprehensive understanding of their vulnerabilities.
The most important step in digitizing any manufacturing or supply chain process is analysis of the ROI and business case and being able to demonstrate success to company leaders.
Of all the prospective applications for additive manufacturing (AM), it’s those in the aerospace and defense industries that present the greatest opportunities.
The vicissitudes of the Argentine economy make it difficult for small and medium-sized companies to plan long term. That’s why Conextube feels the urgent need to add “intelligent production technology” and increase process automation through the adoption of robots.
Reverse engineering is becoming multifaceted and complex. The key drivers: new metrology sensors and more capable software, enabled by ever more powerful and cheaper computing.
The digital thread is one piece of the digital transformation underway at NASA and throughout the manufacturing community.
Applications for flexible hybrid electronics in aerospace and defense exist in environmental monitoring, biomedical assessment, security, communications, energy generation and storage, computation, supply chain management and asset sustainment.