aviation

What is 3D Printing and How Does it Work?

February 15, 2017

In simple terms 3D printing is the process of creating 3D objects from digital files. Another less commonly used name for 3D printing is additive manufacturing and for good reason. Additive manufacturing differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing in that only the material required to create an object is actually used during the manufacturing process. Traditional […]

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Thor by Airbus – The World’s First 3D Printed Plane

June 22, 2016

Airbus, a European airline company based in France, has made history thanks to their debut of the very first 3D printed plane called “Thor”. This unique aircraft has been named THOR as short for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’. Airbus publicly displayed this windowless, 46 pounds (21 Kilos), 13 feet long mini-plane for the […]

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RAF Fighter Jet Uses 3D Printed Parts

January 25, 2014

When the Wright brothers flew their glider in 1903, perhaps even they couldn’t imagine that their fragile glider would evolve into supersonic fighter jets, tearing through the air, carrying missiles and weapons of all types. Today, fighter jets have become common and form one of the most important components of aerial warfare. The fifth generation […]

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The Future of Aviation Shaped by 3D Printing

October 26, 2013

On December 17, 1903, as the Wright brothers’ glider took to the air, a new chapter in human history began: the era of flight. Fast forward to today’s age and flight has become extremely common. The sky is filled with airplanes and helicopters, commercial airliners cross the whole world within hours and even wars can’t […]

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