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UK firm sees future for visually pleasing 3D printed aircraft interiors

UK firm sees future for visually pleasing 3D printed aircraft interiors

Written by David

November 14, 2018

Additive layer manufacturing is playing an increasing role in the development of aircraft interior parts. Until now, however, these parts have been largely hidden from view because it is difficult to make them aesthetically pleasing. But this looks set to change. One UK-based 3D printing specialist is optimistic that advances in technology will enable it to make products that are easier on the eye and can occupy a more prominent position in tomorrow’s cabins. “All the parts we make are invisible and behind the galley. They’re not beautiful but they’re doing a great job,” Tony Flanagan, business development manager at FDM Digital Solutions, tells Runway Girl Network. The Burnley, Lancashire-based firm describes itself as having the “largest commercially available 3D printing capacity in the UK”. Its facility in the northwest of England is home to nine Stratasys printers and a Hewlett Packard Multi Jet Fusion machine. “HP is working […]

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