Stelia uses 3D printing to create self-reinforcing aircraft fuselage panel

Stelia uses 3D printing to create self-reinforcing aircraft fuselage panel

2 pictures The printed fuselage panel showing the rough printed surface on the left and the polished and painted surface on the right Stelia Aerospace believes 3D printing has the potential to go large when it comes to aircraft construction. The French-based company has unveiled the first printed self-reinforcing fuselage panel in an effort to demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing to deliver cheaper, lighter and more environmentally-friendly components. Aerospace manufacturing is a complex, expensive, and time consuming affair that involves a huge logistical army bringing together hundreds of thousands of parts, which all need to be fitted together […]

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