i4.0 Today: National Institute for Aviation Research Selects Essentium for Collaborative Research Program to Advance Additive Manufacturing Innovation

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Essentium, Inc., a worldwide leader in industrial additive manufacturing (AM), today announced a commercial venture with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), the largest university aviation R&D institution in the U.S., to accelerate AM advancement for the U.S. aviation industry.

The collaboration is part of the Kansas Aviation Research and Technology Growth Initiative (KART), comprised of Kansas-based aviation companies including Airbus, Bombardier Learjet, Spirit AeroSystems, and Textron Aviation, which select programs to enable the future of aerospace innovation. Located in Wichita, Kansas, the ‘Air Capital of the World’, NIAR will work with Essentium to advance extrusion AM through a multi-stage process to test solutions to benefit KART and the aerospace industry in general.

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