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First Titanium 3D-Printed Part Installed Into Serial Production Aircraft
 
First Titanium 3D-Printed Part Installed Into Serial Production Aircraft
Airbus to equip A350 XWB pylon with bracket
 
Dubai UAE, 16 September 2017 - Airbus completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB. The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon, the junction section between wings and engines. 
 
This is the first step towards qualification of more complex 3D-printed parts to be installed on production aircraft.
 
Additive-layer manufacturing “grows” products from a fine base material powder – such as aluminium, titanium, stainless steel and plastics – by adding thin layers of material in incremental stages, which enables complex components to be produced directly from computer-aided design (CAD) information.
 
3D-printed parts are already flying on some of Airbus A320neo and A350 XWB test aircraft. These include metal printed cabin brackets and bleed pipes.
 
 


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Posted on : Saturday, September 16, 2017  3:47:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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