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A new 3D printer is being developed to manufacture and repair a wide variety of parts in microgravity. (Image: AddUp)

New system to 3D print first metal parts in space

The technology could enable the manufacturing and repair of a wide variety of tools and parts directly on site using a single input material

The adoption of metal additive technology in aerospace continues to gather momentum. (Image: Reuters)

AP&C to provide titanium powders for Airbus

The new multi-year agreement deepens AP&C’s working relationship with Airbus, which dates back several years.

Lightweight materials and parts for hybrid and electric planes will be developed within the five projects. (Image: Rolls Royce)

UK Government invests £90m in aerospace manufacturing

Five projects will develop technology to make production lines quicker, more efficient, and more cost-effective

Direct laser interference patterning can create complex surface micro-structures to decrease ice accumulation on aircraft surfaces. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS).

Laser research projects to increase fuel efficiency of ships and aircraft

A number of ongoing European research projects are using laser technology to structure and clean the surfaces of ships and aircraft in order to improve their fuel efficiency

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