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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…

Design for Additive Manufacturing: What Does That Really Mean?

On August 23, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace,Marine, With No Comments

The story of designing for additive manufacturing (AM) is always told through eccentric geometries and topology optimization, but does it really have to be that complex?  What is often misunderstood is that AM is primarily a tool to solve problems. Just because the technology allows for the design of extremely…

Why is Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Different?

On July 24, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Additive manufacturing is a manufacturing method that is used across many industries and has proven particularly useful in the aerospace sector.  At Addaero we believe that there are three reasons why you would use the technology: low volume, high complexity, or long lead time.  The aerospace industry has all three…

Rocket Update!

On July 17, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Last year Addaero started an in-house project to design, fabricate and fire an EBM additively manufactured rocket.  In December, we shared with you the first finished component, the rocket nozzle. We are now happy to announce the completion of the second major step in the process with the fabrication of…

Effect of HIPing on EBM Produced Ti6Al4V

On July 10, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Addaero is committed to producing additively manufactured components that can withstand the harshest of environments.  To meet these demands, we employ various post-processing procedures that improve the quality and functionality of our components.  For aerospace applications, the most common post-process is to HIP (hot isostatic press) the parts.  In general,…

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….