Feb 7, 2014 - 3D-Druck News, 3D-Drucker

China developing world’s largest 3D printer, prints 6m metal parts in one piece

The aerospace industry is an important market for the production of 3D-printed parts. Boeing uses additive manufacturing extensively to produce environmental control system ducting for directing the flow of air on military and commercial aircrafts. Boeing has used 30 3D-printed parts, including environmental control ducts (ECDs) that carry cool air to electronic equipment on its luxurious Dreamliner. These ducts have complicated shapes that formerly had to be assembled from numerous pieces. But with 3D printing they can be printed in one piece, saving time and cost – at a savings of 25% to 50% per part in the process.
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