C919, first China-built commercial airliner with 3D printed parts, takes maiden flight

C919, first China-built commercial airliner with 3D printed parts, takes maiden flight

In what marks a momentous occasion for East Asian 3D printing, the first Chinese-built commercial airliner with 3D printed parts took its maiden flight on May 5, 2017. The C919 was developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), and features 3D printed metals such as titanium alloys. Truly a national effort, the C919 was designed and assembled in Shanghai by COMAC, while various parts were manufactured throughout China: the front parts and wings were manufactured in Chengdu and Xi’an, while the main body was produced in Nanchang. The C919 is part of “Made in China 2025,” […]

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