U.S. Air Force Contract Taps 3D Systems to Transform Manufacturing of Aerospace Components – NASDAQ.com
ROCK HILL, S.C., May 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 3D Systems announced today its role in a $1.3 million contract to design, build and test a cutting-edge aircraft heat exchanger to be manufactured using 3D printing. Led by Honeywell International, a world leader in heat exchanger production, this project will utilize 3DS’ Direct Metal Printing (DMP) technology as well as the additive manufacturing and materials expertise of Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). Such qualified use of additive manufacturing will not only revolutionize jet engine manufacturing, but it will also open the technology to a multibillion-dollar heat exchanger market.
The project, set to commence in mid-2015, builds off another contract announced in February to enable wider adoption of 3DS’ metal technologies within aerospace companies.