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Qatar Airways to install Diehl’s largest 3D-printed part

Qatar Airways to install Diehl’s largest 3D-printed part

Written by David

April 3, 2019

Qatar Airways to install Diehl’s largest 3D-printed part 0 At a time when 3D printing technology is continuing to progress, and its implementation in aerospace is growing, Diehl Aviation has delivered its largest, fully 3D-printed part for passenger aircraft to date. The part in question is a curtain comfort header – a complex enclosure for the class divider curtain rail – for installation on a Qatar Airways Airbus A350 XWB. The module was manufactured using the fused deposition modeling (FDM) technique and measures 1,140 x 720 x 240mm. The project took 12 months from initial concept to EASA certification and delivery, and Diehl Aviation has stated that the new production method for the curtain header solves several problems. These modules are usually formed from numerous layers of laminated fiberglass, each of which required its own individual, complex aluminum tool. Incorporating further functions into the module added, such as the […]

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