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November 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Special Topics, Engineering

IndustryWeek

18 Companies Leading the 3-D Printing Conversion

Pratt & Whitney has been quietly reinventing its jet engines for years. See more

July 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Engineering

Voice of America

Airbus Adds Metal 3-D-Printed Parts to New Jets

By the end of this year, European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus plans to deliver the first of its new, extra-wide-body passenger jets, the A350-XWB. See more

June 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014
Engineering

Inside 3DP

13 Universities Investing Heavily in 3D Printing

In April 2013, the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center at UConn was born. See more

May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014
Engineering

Flight International

What is the future for 3D printing in aerospace?

Will the F-35B land vertically at the Royal International Air Tattoo or the Farnborough Air Show? No. Will it hover? Yes. See more

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Engineering

Leeham News

Pratt & Whitney's lean, additive manufacturing

Airframe manufacturers have long been transitioning to Lean Manufacturing, improving efficiency, increasing production rates, going to robotics and just-in-time supply chains. See more

Friday, May 23, 2014
Engineering

Flight International

Three 'miracles' required for mainstream electric-powered aircraft, says P&W

Though electric aircraft technology continues to improve, an engineer at Pratt & Whitney says the technology must make revolutionary leaps before being applicable to commercial or military aircraft. See more

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Engineering

TechRadar.com

3D printing is a 'seismic' opportunity for aerospace and defence sectors

The arrival of parts produced using 3D printing technology, which can be used to fix a live issue with in-service planes, could cause a seismic shift across the aerospace supply chain. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Pratt Predicts Additive Manufacturing In Every Shop

Pratt & Whitney's president of aftermarket, Matthew Bromberg, predicts that maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops in the future will "print" the parts they need with additive manufacturing technologies, speeding up repair tasks and reducing stored inventory. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Additive Manufacturing: The Next Big Thing, But How Big?

The tantalizing but complex topic of additive manufacturing – the production of parts built layer by layer -- was in focus as Day 2 of Aviation Week's MRO Americas conference opened in Phoenix on April 9. See more

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Engineering, Top Stories

The Manufacturer

Additive manufacturing is taking hold in aerospace sector

P&W has used this technology to make more than 100,000 parts and prototypes; including casting patterns, tooling, and test rig hardware. More than 2,000 additive manufactured metal prototypes have been made to support developmental engine programs. See more

March 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Engineering

Hartford Courant

From UTC Research, A Glimpse Of Future Innovations

In a small lab at the United Technologies Research Center, an air-powered gun shoots grains of metal at four times the speed of sound. See more