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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,…

Aerospace AM Economics: Materials

On November 14, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Based on feedback from a recently completed survey, Addaero’s newest blog series will focus on the economics of additive manufacturing (AM) for the aerospace industry. While there are many examples out there discussing the cost of AM, there is little information related to the cost of translating additive manufacturing to…

Team Member Profile: David Hill, V.P. Operations

On November 2, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

David oversees all of the operational and quality aspects of the company.  Under his leadership Addaero became one of the first additive manufacturing focused companies to obtain AS9100C  certification.  Prior to joining Addaero, he held significant roles with Pratt & Whitney in operations as well as engineering and international business…

Material Characterization for Additive, Part 2

On October 31, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of material characterization to successfully build metal parts using additive manufacturing. Today’s post will cover some specifics on how Addaero exploits the advantages of additive manufacturing for efficient fabrication and testing of material properties. Using a Design of Experiment Test Matrix At…

Introduction to Gamma Ti for EBM

On October 17, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

History Titanium aluminides are titanium alloys that are based on the formation of two intermetallic phases or compounds. These alloys include, for example, the α-2 alloys that are based on the Ti3Al intermetallic phase and a variant of the Ti2AlNb phase, and the gamma titanium aluminide alloys (TiAl). The family…

Intro to AM Material Characterization

On October 6, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

One of the big challenges in Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace is understanding the material properties to an extent that the process can be used for flight critical applications.  This process can take years or even decades for more complex processes.  Additive manufacturing holds great promise for the aerospace industry and…

Additive Manufacturing for the Marine Industry

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Marine, With No Comments

As our name suggests, Addaero is a manufacturing company that provides additive manufacturing (AM) services for primarily the aerospace community. Due to the prominence of aerospace as a market for AM, many people are surprised to find that the marine industry is also one of Addaero’s primary markets and wonder where…

Effects of Roughness on Tensile Properties

On September 19, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

Introduction As metal additive manufacturing (AM) continues to gain relevance for use in industrial settings, some of the inherent problems with the technology must still be uncovered. Traditionally, the roughness of parts produced through the electron beam melting (EBM) process has been associated with detrimental effects on the mechanical properties…

DMLS Has Arrived at Addaero!

On September 13, 2017, Posted by , In DMLS, With No Comments

As many of you have seen, Addaero has recently introduced a new technology into our capabilities with the purchase of 2 EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) machines. As a full metal additive manufacturing (AM) service provider, we will now employ both DMLS and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technologies…