ARC and Link3D announce partnership to enable AM standards compliance

Published 02 May 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, aerospace, space, nasa, link3d

ARC is designing the next generation of rocket engines

Link3D has announced its partnership with Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC), a California high performance and ultra-low cost additive manufacturing rocket engine company.

The partnership is the first step and major move for ARC to introduce Additive MES within its organisation as it races to streamline 3D printing production for reliable and affordable propulsion solutions, but also implement a unified, data-driven approach to empower it to consistently follow, enforce, and comply to regulatory authorities (namely SAE International, NASA and AS9100 standards).

Adherence to quality control and QA requirements from each regulatory standards board (e.g. SAE, NASA, AS9100, ISO 9001) will be embedded into Link3D’s additive manufacturing workflow solution to trace and track governing standards including, but not limited to: part classification, qualification testing, process controls, material properties, finishing, cleaning and repair allowances, and part inspection.

Kyle Adriany, co-founder and CTO of ARC, explains: “Link3D’s Standards Compliance Program is a built-in solution of its additive manufacturing workflow software that tremendously helps organisations in Aerospace & Defense increase productivity and reliability, improve its market position, reduce costs and advance new technologies.”

Ease of compliance to SAE Aerospace and NASA standards for ARC is crucial. Other major sectors that are integrating Link3D Additive MES workflow software include Aerospace & Defense, Government, Automotive, Medical Industrial. This adoption is seen as a reflection of the trend toward mass adoption of additive manufacturing.

Link3D CEO Shane Fox, said: “We are humbled to collaborate with such brilliant and forward thinking minds at ARC. We are proud to call ourselves partners as we push the boundaries of additive manufacturing.

“ARC’s approach to design for additive manufacturing of rocket engines and unique business model will surely disrupt the way rockets are launched into space.”

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