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enhancing aircraft value chain with 3D technology

enhancing aircraft value chain with 3D technology

Because every kilogram counts in an aircraft, manufacturers are always on the lookout for parts that are lighter, more economical and less expensive. This is why Aalberts material technology is proud to have developed a hot isostatic pressing solution (HIP), enabling aircraft companies to begin metal additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, serial production for passenger aircraft.

Not only are the 3D-printed components cheaper to produce, they are lighter than traditional products. Switching production to metal additive manufacturing means huge weight savings per aircraft resulting in more environmental friendly aircrafts. This marks a major milestone for additive manufacturing inside Aalberts.
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Year
2019