20 May 2022
Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer
Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
19 Apr 2022
Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company
Velo3D Inc announced Lockheed Martin is using Velo3D's end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which pilots new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin's Space division.
13 Apr 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
30 Mar 2022
Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts
Stratasys Ltd is providing the public with baseline material qualification data for Antero 840CN03 filament material in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The release of this qualification data allows those in the industry to use the material for additively manufactured aerospace parts, such as those on the Orion spacecraft, using Stratasys production-grade 3D printers.
16 Mar 2022
Titomic are an Australian metal additive manufacturing company making cold spray printers using 'Titomic Kinetic Fusion' technology. IDTechEx spoke with non-executive director Dr. Andreas Schwer at Formnext 2021.
22 Feb 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch
In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
10 Feb 2022
Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew
ALIAS is a flexible, extensible automation architecture for existing manned aircraft that enables safe reduced crew operations, which facilitates the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft. It also provides a platform for integrating additional automation or autonomy capabilities tailored for specific missions.
4 Feb 2022
Optomec Receives $1.25 Million Order for Metal Additive Repair System
Optomec announced the receipt of a $1.25 Million order for a production Metal Additive Manufacturing machine for the maintenance of industrial gas turbine components. The long-time customer, a Fortune 500 energy equipment supplier, will install the machine in one of its service facilities in the Middle East region.
24 Jan 2022
Optomec 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders
Optomec Inc announced a sharp increase in bookings during fiscal year 2021, including nearly 60% growth in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet and LENS industrial printers. The steep rise in recent sales puts business activity well ahead of pre-pandemic levels, where Optomec had already experienced 50% growth in 2019, and takes the total installed base to nearly 600 machines across more than 250 customers.
21 Jan 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding
Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
14 Jan 2022
Optomec's $2 Million Order for 6 Production 3D Electronics Printer
Optomec Inc announced that one of its existing production customers recently purchased another six Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count to 20 systems. The $2+ million in orders is part of a production ramp plan that will grow to more than 30 systems over the next 12 months.
9 Nov 2021
Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts
Precision and quality are key in additive manufacturing, especially when it is being used to create heat-resistant metal parts for applications such as jet engines, rockets or other high temperature environments. A team of engineers is using machine learning to monitor and mitigate defects that occur in additive manufacturing.
3 Nov 2021
Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM
Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.
2 Nov 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona
NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
22 Oct 2021
Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station
Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued US presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.
22 Oct 2021
3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%
Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
21 Sep 2021
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project
MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
6 Jul 2021
Continuous Composites is a start-up company that work on continuous fiber 3D printing with a thermoset resin.
25 Jun 2021
GM Will Boost EV and AV Investments to $35 Billion Through 2025
General Motors Co will increase its EV and AV investments from 2020 through 2025 to $35 billion, representing a 75 percent increase from its initial commitment announced prior to the pandemic.