3D printing champions sustainability in Optomec LENS machine repair at RIT

3D printing champions sustainability in Optomec LENS machine repair at RIT

One of the fastest growing areas of application for additive manufacturing is in spare parts and repair. Aerospace giants, i.e. Airbus and Boeing, SIA Engineering Company and smaller units like Ohio’s Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services prove that the technology is invaluable to the aerospace sector. Other areas, including logistics and communications , marine & offshore, and automotive, are also introducing 3D printers to improve sustainability. In the latest example of additive manufacturing for industrial repair, a broken gear shaft from a circa 1960s machine has been saved from the scrapheap by a team at Rochester Institute of Technology […]

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