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Air Force: C-5 Super Galaxy Plane Receives Seventeen 3D Printed Parts to Cabin & Crew Areas

Written by David

February 14, 2019

The C-5 Program Office, Air Mobility Command, and the 436 th Airlift Wing from Dover Air Force Base have completed installation of 3D printed parts on a C-5 Super Galaxy plane (tail number 70035). This latest hardware installation was completed with just several weeks of 3D printing, including inspection and testing of parts. The Rapid Sustainment office (RSO) reports that they made and installed a total of 17 parts, made of both 3D printing polymers and metal. Actual installation required less than three days. “It is innovative ideas such as these that continue to drive down sustainment costs, leading to improved weapon system readiness,” said Eddie Preston, a senior materials engineer for the RSO. “If you can imagine sitting on a commercial aircraft, everything around you including parts of the seat you are sitting in, we can print.” And while the military in general may have been using 3D […]

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