Aurora Flight Sciences Maximizes the Benefits of 3D Printed Composite Tooling

“Each year our use of additive manufacturing has increased, most notably tooling for composites and flight parts.” ~Dan Campbell, Program Manager and Group Lead for additive manufacturing research, Aurora Flight Sciences Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. With 500 employees and four US-based […]

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Creating a Rapid Prototyping Model that Works: Delivering ROI at Toy State International

You might not instantly think about toy manufacturing when you are thinking about 3D printing, but Guy Nickless, Director of Research and Development for Toy State International, thinks you should. While additive manufacturing in industries such as auto, aerospace and defense most often come to people’s minds, especially when the topic of rapid prototyping arises, […]

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Simplify Sacrificial Tooling with 3D Printing

The Problem: Complex composite parts with hollow interiors are difficult to manufacture. Complex composite structures, with hollow interiors, present unique manufacturing challenges where internal tooling, generally referred to as a cores or mandrel, is required to define the hollow internal features. Any part configuration that traps the mandrel inside the composite part, requires sacrificial tooling* […]

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