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Army to start 3D-printing Black Hawk replacement parts because nobody else makes them anymore

Army to start 3D-printing Black Hawk replacement parts because nobody else makes them anymore

Written by David

May 21, 2020

Researchers at Wichita State University will take apart an Army helicopter in order to create a “digital twin” that can help with maintaining and sustaining the military aircraft.

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The partnership between the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Wichita State involves researchers at the National Institute for Aviation Research and a Black Hawk helicopter, according to a Tuesday news release from the university . The purpose is to “resolve challenges and boost efficiencies” for the aging helicopter fleet as it faces maintenance and supply chain issues. Researchers at NIAR will create a virtual model of a UH-60L Black Hawk by capturing 3D scans of each […]

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