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Engineering Automation: Going on Autopilot
From flying taxis to cargo drones, efforts are underway to automate in the air.
Additive Industries to Expand Aerospace Customer’s Installed System Base by Year-end
This validates the Additive Industries’ concept of production-based metal powder bed fusion systems for overall equipment efficiency.
Industry 4.0 Automation Unveiled for Building Complex Composites
Cevotec enables aerospace manufacturers to automate the multi-material layup of geometrically complex components in one integrated production system.
MIT and NASA Take Flight With New Wing Structure
“Metamaterial” design aims for lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft that can be produced cost effectively.
Takumi USA Introduces the U800 to 5-Axis Product Lineup
The U series by Takumi was developed to achieve performance for the die & mold, aerospace and other high-speed applications that require tighter tolerances, the company reports. 
MSC Software’s MaterialCenter selected by Airbus to Reduce Development Lead Time
End-to-end materials management platform selected to drive innovative and high quality product development.
3D Printing Start-up Fortify Secures $10M in Series A Funding Led By Accel
The funding will support the launch of Fortify’s Discovery Partner Program and the growth of the Fortify team.
Dassault Aviation Advances its 3DEXPERIENCE Next-Generation Enterprise Platform
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform will power artificial intelligence-based applications for intelligent enterprise services.
Airbus, ANSYS Team on Autonomous Flight Control
The two companies are developing an unmanned aerial vehicle for the European Future Combat Air System.
U.S. Army Research Lab Selects 3D Systems to Develop Metal Powder 3D Printer
VELO3D Intelligent Fusion Technology to 3D Print Metal Parts on the Supersonic Jet
Boom is leveraging VELO3D’s Intelligent Fusion technology.
Base 11 Awards Initial Prizes in $1M+ Student Rocketry Contest
Former astronaut Leland Melvin encourages students to persevere as they continue to build and test their rockets.
European Space Agency Awards Contract to Siemens and Sonaca
Siemens and Sonaca will collaborate to enhance Siemens’ end-to-end additive manufacturing solution with Sonaca’s aerospace structure design and manufacturing expertise.
Octans Aircraft Takes to the Skies with Siemens Software
The company is producing its first aircraft model that will undergo the certification process, the 300A, with capacity for five seats.
ANSYS Study Measures Consumer Perception on Autonomous Aircraft
Through the survey, ANSYS measured consumer sentiment around the future of autonomous aircraft.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Works with Stratasys Technology to 3D Print Final Flight Parts for Aircraft Program
The company also builds ground-running equipment on the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printer in tough Nylon 12 material at lower cost than aluminum production.



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