Aerospace

The strength of aerospace industry is an indicator of a country’s science and technology capabilities. Developing the aerospace industry is a must for countries to compete with one another for space resources; it is also shows national power. Against the back drop of the American strategy of encouraging domestic manufacturing and German industry4.0 strategy, 3D printing in the aerospace industry has attracted the extensive attention from powerful countries around the world.

 

 

Milestones of 3D printing application in international aerospace industry:

In September 2014, NASA completed the first imaging telescope. All the elements were basically manufactured with the 3D printing technology.

In October 2014, an English fans team made a rocket with the 3D printing technology.

In June 2015, a Russian technology group made a drone prototype with 3D printing technology. The prototype weighed 3.8 kg, with a wingspan of 2.4 meters, maximum speed of 100 km and endurance of 1.5 hours.

In April 2016, the Chinese first space 3D printer made its public debut. It is capable of 3D printing in low-gravity conditions.

Advantages of 3D printing in the aerospace field:

Shorten the R&D cycle of new aerospace equipments.

Improve the use ratio of materials, save the expensive strategic materials, and reduce the manufacturing cost.

Optimize the part structure, reduce the weight and stress concentration, and increase the service life.

Repair and form the parts conveniently, and realize the positive cycle of parts. Low cost manufacturing + low cost repair = high economic benefit.

Techgine is able to print: mechanical component of body, parts and components of engine, aircraft accessories, control units of engine.