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Additive Manufacturing Takes Off

Posted February 27, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Gone are the days when manufacturers relegated additive manufacturing to specialized tasks like prototyping and tool customization. Today, leaders in the aerospace industry have embraced the technology, producing critical parts like fuel nozzles, engine parts, and wing structures. As companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Airbus apply the technology, a raft of benefits become obvious, such as greatly reduced part counts, development time, and production costs. Best of all, the technology offers unparalleled design freedom. Engineering 360 looks at some of the ways aerospace manufacturers are using additive manufacturing and the materials and techniques they are using.


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