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3D Printers for Critical Components--The Time is Here

06/19/2015 8:39 AM

Did you know a lot of airplane parts are now 3D printed? Additive manufacturing is growing in leaps and bounds. Once just for prototyping, the machines are now being used for production.

Watch the webinar and Learn about the current and future use of printed components in critical applications, focusing on the aerospace, medical and military industries. The webinar also covers materials being used and printing methods. Applications include jet engines and other airplane parts, as well as other critical components used in the medical, military and space industries.

You wouldn't believe that one of the biggest challenges is to get design engineers to rethink their design approach.

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Re: 3D printers for critical components – the time is here

06/19/2015 8:55 AM

I guess the world is a changing. Do you know what is the tightest tolerance that can be held with metal 3d printing and if these parts are as strong as a machined counterpart? like a tensile test with the same cross-section. I left design engineering a few years back but this really makes me want to get back into it..

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06/19/2015 10:16 AM
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06/20/2015 4:33 AM

I hope they never print parachutes.

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