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The role of the 3D printer in the aerospace and aerospace industry is mainly focused on research and development, although there are other real applications.
One of the most important and typical applications of this sector made possible through additive technology, is to maximize the weight / geometry performance, object of topological analysis. The opportunity to use complex organic geometries with high-performance yet lightweight materials is one of the most significant competitive advantages of the aerospace and aerospace industry.
3D printing for creation of aerospace parts is a practice that has been going on for some time, but in recent years additive technology has taken hold not only in the prototyping phase, but also in the production of components.
The first component, made with the 3D printer, was created by General Electric. Its task is to house the temperature sensor in an internal compressor of the reaction motor.
The most advanced technological organization is in Italy, more precisely in Cameri (NO). It is Avio Aero and was acquired in August 2013 by General Electric for 3 billion euro. Avio Aero works in the design, production and maintenance of civil and military aeronautical components and systems.
Also, from a regulations perspective, in the field of constantly evolving aspects allow the entry of 3D printed parts of new and finished components or to replace parts made with traditional methods. One of the areas that has seen an acceleration in the sector is that of MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhaul) that allows companies, through ad hoc certifications (an example is the 9100), to build parts for maintenance operations, repair and overhaul. This too is a factor that makes us believe in the radical inclusion of this technology in the field of aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
Thanks to 3D printed components, the market will be able to reach $2 billion within the next decade. With such a proliferation its application in the future looks promising.
In a purely spatial context, there is a penchant for on-demand 3D printing, to allow astronauts to print tools or parts of them when needed.
- Weight economies
- Supply efficiency chain
- Certification of materials
- Acceleration of the certification processes of individual parts
How the Xtreme3DParts network responds:
- Validation of materials and processes aimed to increased quality
- Reduce flight costs by lower weight parts
- Help optimize and accelerate the supply chain
- Traceability, reliability and repeatability of the molded parts