Overcoming the challenges of large-scale 3D production of aircraft parts: Insights from EOS

Share this Article

The Aerospace giant Airbus is on its way to mass-producing structurally loaded components using AM, for the A350 Aircraft. Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth collaborated with EOS, a global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, to manufacture latch shafts out of titanium powder using EOS M 400-4 industrial 3D printer. These parts are 45% lighter than the original and reduce the aircraft’s weight by four kilograms while decreasing the manufacturing cost of the parts.

Ahead of the 6th Annual Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space conference, Defence IQ conducted an exclusive interview with Vinu Vijayan, Global Business Development Manager – Aerospace at EOS. The interview explores the challenges of supporting Airbus in achieving mass 3D production of latch shafts for A350 and managing the parts’ certification across the supply chain. 

Read the interview here to find out how EOS achieved large scale AM based production of quality aircraft parts through the whole process and managed their certification across the supply chain.

Share this Article


Recent News

How does PLA Color Influence Mechanical Properties in FDM 3D Printing?

SmarTech Patent Reports Provide New Insights into Corporate Strengths and Strategies



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Interview with the Director General of CECIMO, Filip Geerts, on Connecting the 3D Printing Industry

We’re very interested in connecting the 3D printing industry and have in a series of articles looked at organizations that are trying to bring us all together. We will need...

nScrypt and Sciperio Secure US Patent for Scalable Hybrid 3D Printing System

Florida manufacturer nScrypt develops high-precision micro-dispensing and direct digital manufacturing equipment and solutions for a range of industries. Just a few months ago, its research and development think tank Sciperio, which specializes in cross-disciplinary...

Titomic Licenses Two CSIRO Patents for 3D Printing Titanium Piping, Signs Acquisition Agreement with FTT

Renowned for its metal Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology, Australian 3D printing company Titomic recently signed an MoU with China’s largest manufacturer and global exporter of titanium powder in order to secure a high quality...

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs in 2019! We took a brief hiatus at the beginning of the new year, and now we’re back, bringing you...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Services & Data

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!