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3D printing components will be available for 75% of new commercial and military aircraft by 2021

By  : John Zhao Updated  :   2018-01-19 08:55:35

That has marked a milestone for aerospace obviously and 70 Aeon 1 engines have seen its 70 successful tests in 3D printing in the field of orbital launchers.

Besides, for the "bionic partition" of Airbus 320, traditional process of manufacturing and technologies are not accessible while the emission of carbon dioxide will be expected to be reduced by 465,000 tons annually after the use of 3D printing compared to current designs. Furthermore, Boeing has set up 20 Additive Manufacturing Websites in four countries with over 50,000 3D printing components spreading in commercial and defense applications. In addition, thanks to distribution of the 855 conventional manufacturing sections of the GE Aviation Turbofan engine design into 12 3D printing modules, which has yielded 10% more horsepower and saved 20% energy, a more rapid development cycle with a much lower cost will be achieved.


The additional manufacturing process of 3D printing can make its geometry possible. Thus, the 3D printing parts can meet or even exceed the requirements on performance of the regular version, featuring significantly decreasing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.


From the market point of view, 3D printing components will finally prevail over 75% of aircraft (commercial, military and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)). As a result, some limited engine, fuselage and other 3D printing components will definitely be in great needs in the coming years and that will be the an efficiency drive for the entire aviation industry under a more competitive pressure to use 3D printing.

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