Etihad Airways displays first 3D printed parts for plane interiors from Strata Manufacturing and Siemens

Etihad Airways displays first 3D printed parts for plane interiors from Strata Manufacturing and Siemens

The UAE’s second largest airline Etihad Airways , has displayed what is tipped to be the region’s “ first 3D printed aircraft interior part “. 3D printed plastic frames used to house monitors installed in the back of passenger seats were shown at Abu Dhabi’s Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit 2017. Replacements for such parts would typically be held in a warehouse and subject to a mass produced order. By switching to 3D printing, the airline eliminates the need for physical storage of the parts, and they can be made on demand at a fraction of the cost and […]

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