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Press Release: Addaero Manufacturing Signs Research Agreement with NUWC Newport

On January 30, 2018, Posted by , In Addaero News, With No Comments

New Britain, CT:  Addaero Manufacturing is excited to announce they have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC Newport).  The agreement is related to the material characterization of components fabricated via the Arcam Electron Beam Melting  (EBM) system using Ti 6-4. …

Aerospace AM Economics: Post-Processing

On January 9, 2018, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

This post is Part 3 in Addaero’s series on the Economics of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Production.  If you have missed the earlier installments of this series, you can read Part 1 (Material Economics) here and Part 2 (Printing Economics) here.   One regularly overlooked area of additive manufacturing (AM)…

Aerospace AM Economics: Printing

On December 12, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

This post is Part 2 in Addaero’s series on the Economics of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Production.  If you missed Part 1 of this series, which focused on Material Economics, you can read it here.   Whether a part is in initial qualifications or under a production cycle, in most cases,…

From design to final part, what does it really take?

On February 17, 2017, Posted by , In Marine, With No Comments

Design to Part for Custom Marine Hardware Background: A common misconception with metal additive manufacturing is that 3D printing is as simple as printing followed by part installation.  Addaero’s approach is to treat additively manufactured components as near-net castings that require post-processing operations to meet the final production requirements.  Because…

Addaero Rocket Project

On December 17, 2016, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Background: Over the past 2 years Addaero has been fortunate to work with some of the most prestigious companies in the world and we have been able to work on some amazing projects.  With confidentiality being paramount in the industry we are rarely able to show what we work on….