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

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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.

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