Industry Boeing HorizonX invests in Morf3D

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Boeing has announced that it has invested in 3D Printing Start-Up Morf3D.

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Morf3D is a California based company specializing in metal-based additive engineering. The developed technologies allow stronger and lighter 3D-printed parts for aviation purposes. Morf3D was established in 2015.

Boeing has been working with Morf3D beforehand since the company produced 3D-printed aluminium and titanium components for the manufacturer. The components are for Boeing satellites and helicopters.

"As innovative companies continue to revolutionize technologies and methods, we are proud to invest in the rapidly growing and competitive additive manufacturing landscape," said Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX.

With the Investment, Boeing and Morf3D hope to further strengthen its partnership. The companies seek to develop the manufacturing process. Boeing may help the Start-Up to reach additive engineering capabilities.

“Developing standard additive manufacturing processes for aerospace components benefits both companies and empowers us to fully unleash the value of this transformative technology," said Kim Smith, vice president and general manager of Fabrication for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Additive Manufacturing leader.

Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D, added: "We are excited to be a distinguished and trusted partner of Boeing's additive manufacturing supplier base, as we continue to industrialize our processes for the high-rate production of flight-worthy additively manufactured components [...] This investment will enable us to increase our engineering staff and expand our technology footprint of EOS M400-4 DMLS systems to better serve the growing demands of our aerospace customers."

Boeing HorizonX´s investment portfolio consists of several technology-specialized companies for the aerospace industry. Especially topics such as energy storage, autonomous systems, advanced materials, machine learning, hybrid-electric and hypersonic propulsion and connectivity are being innovated by the companies.

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