Airbus seeks to 3D print half of its future airplane fleet

Airbus seeks to 3D print half of its future airplane fleet

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Though several industrial giants can be found at the forefront of metal 3D printing pioneering, none is more prominent than Airbus. They have been adopting 3D printing at lightning speed, and several of their latest engine and plane designs already rely on top of the range 3D printed parts – such as A350 XWB which features over a 1000 3D printed components. Additive Industries, the Dutch 3D printer developer who has just delivered their first MetalFAB1 3D printer to Airbus APWorks, has revealed where their efforts are heading: Airbus is planning to 3D print up to half of all components for its future airplane fleet over the coming decades.

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