When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and it's teamed up with other big industry names like Dassault Systèmes, Sciaky, and Renishaw to develop and incorporate 3D printed airplane components. Recently, the company's Defence and Space division, which formed in early 2014 and is based in the UK, worked with 3D Systems to use its Direct Metal Printing (DMP) technology to manufacture the very first metal 3D printed radio-frequency (RF) filter to be tested and validated to use in commercial telecommunications satellites. This is a pretty big breakthrough, as DMP has allowed Airbus to save on manufacturing cost, time, and mass of the RF filter, and the work could change how aerospace companies around the world design and manufacture RF filters and even waveguides. Read more at 3DPrint.com: http://3dprint.com/183364/airbus-dmp...int-rf-filter/