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Marshall Aerospace and Defence 3D prints final flight parts for innovative aircraft program

Marshall Aerospace and Defence 3D prints final flight parts for innovative aircraft program

Written by David

June 7, 2019

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group uses advanced 3D printing from Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) to manufacture flight-ready parts for several of its military, civil and business aircraft – while producing specific ground-running equipment at a lower cost than aluminum alternatives. 3D printing flight-approved parts on demand enables the company to produce lighter parts than traditional methods, significantly faster and at lower cost. The company is currently one of the world’s largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defense companies. Marshall already has several pieces of 3D-printed ductwork flying on heavily modified aircraft, as well as holders for safety knives and switches for aircraft interiors. According to Chris Botting, Materials, Processes and Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Marshall ADG, the ability to create accurate, repeatable and reliable 3D printed parts using aerospace-approved materials are key factors in achieving the performance requirements necessary for use within aircraft. Final, flight-approved, 3D printed ducting for […]

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