Tag Archives: 3D printing

Tinker AFB Unveils 3D Printing Project for Aircraft Engine Component

Anti-Ice Gasket

The Tinker Air Force Base's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex manufactured a 3D-printed anti-ice gasket meant to work with the TF33-P103 aircraft engine. The Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling Lab digitally engineered and printed 3D anti-ice gaskets, while the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group conducted engine acceptance tests for the components. 

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AFRL, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Partner to Mitigate Metal 3D Printing Issues

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are studying ways to mitigate issues in 3D printing or additively manufacturing metal parts. An AFRL-based team has used serial sectioning, a 3D metallographic method, to address metal printing issues such as liquid splatters, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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Air Force Metal Technology Office Applies Modern Methods to Aircraft Repair

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Metal Technology Office uses a variety of technologies to replace aircraft parts and support repair operations across the force. The office's team applies additive manufacturing, heat treatment, welding and other methods to help repair teams maintain aircraft, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Friday.

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