LPW’s US Operation Achieves AS 9120A

  11 January, 2017: Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, continues to extend its quality assurance standards.  LPW Technology, Inc., the company’s US operation located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Read More »

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LPW shares AM expertise at Daresbury Campus Technology Hub

  30th November, 2016: Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology Ltd’s Technical Director Andy Florentine, BTech(Hons), MIET, delivered an insightful presentation at the influential Campus Technology Hub Showcase at Daresbury Laboratory on 29th November. Andy drew on his extensive experience with LPW, the market leader in the development, processing Read More »

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Wolfmet Tungsten Alloys Announces New 3D Additive Manufacturing Capability

Selective Laser Melting enhances service offering to nuclear imaging sector, resulting in more accurate and effective tungsten collimators Wolfmet Tungsten Alloys (Wolfmet) today announced the launch of its new Selective Laser Melting (SLM) capability (patent pending). SLM will enable the company to produce pure tungsten Read More »

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Hot-Fire Tests Additive Manufactured Components for the AR1 Engine to Maintain 2019 Delivery

  SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, has recently completed a successful series of hot-fire tests of key additively manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility.The testing of the main injector elements Read More »

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently conducted hot-fire testing of a multi-element preburner injector for the AR1 rocket engine. A similar multi-element injector built using additive manufacturing will be hot-fire tested this spring. (Photo courtesy of Aerojet Rocketdyne)

NASA-Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

  NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by Read More »

Engineers just completed hot-fire testing with two 3-D printed rocket injectors. Certain features of the rocket components were designed to increase rocket engine performance. The injector mixed liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen together, which combusted at temperatures over 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit, producing more than 20,000 pounds of thrust. Image Credit: NASA photo/David Olive

LLNL Researchers Develop Efficient Approach to Manufacture 3D Metal Parts

  LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing– using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties. Selective laser melting Read More »

Direct metal laser melting (DMLM) machine in action: A laser fuses metal powder to form one of many successive layers that will form the final manufactured part. (Photo courtesy of LLNL)

Trailblazing Technology: MTU Aero Engines Produces Parts by Additive Manufacturing

by MTU Borescope bosses for A320neo Geared TurbofanTM are made by selective laser melting Munich, March 13, 2014 – Additive manufacturing technology is rapidly spreading from one industry sector to the next. In the field of aero engine construction, Munich-based MTU Aero Engines has achieved Read More »

MTU Selective Laser Melting (Photo courtesy of MTU)

NASA, Industry Test “3D Printed” Rocket Engine Injector

by NASA NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne recently finished testing a rocket engine injector made through additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing. This space technology demonstration may lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines, saving American companies time and money. The tests were conducted at Read More »

Liquid oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology is hot-fire tested