Liebherr-Aerospace has first 3D printed aircraft component flown on Airbus A380

Liebherr-Aerospace has first 3D printed aircraft component flown on Airbus A380

Airbus has successfully flown a 3D printed spoiler actuator valve block made by Liebherr-Aerospace. Liebherr says the part, flown on an Airbus A380 passenger airliner test flight, is the first 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flown on an Airbus aircraft. Liebherr’s 3D printed spoiler actuator valve block It offers the same level of performance as a conventional valve block, but is 35% lighter and made from fewer parts. That might as well be the tagline for additive manufacturing—making the same things but with less mass and fewer joins—but it is also a significant step for Liebherr-Aerospace, the […]

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