Industrial 3D printing has been able to help produce engine & turbine parts as well as cabin interior components. This is where the benefits of innovative EOS technology come to the forefront: functional components with complex design & aerodynamic properties that can be manufactured quickly & costly effectively. Material & weight saves on fuel consumption & CO2 emissions. These are just a few reasons why leading aerospace companies have integrated AM into their plans for future production strategies.

Cost reduction

AM does not require set-up & tooling costs. Production costs are only incurred on parts themselves, at the time they are manufactured. Even small production runs and one-off pieces do not cause added cost. In addition, system parts can be redesigned for optimum function can often be realised as a single part, simplifying assembly and quality assurance.

Lightweight design

AM process combines high strength with a weight reduction of 40–60%. The material savings translate into more flexibility in design and engineering. As a result, airplanes consume significantly less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide.

Toolless production

Toolless production processes require less energy and raw material than conventional manufacturing operations. Modified parts, upgrades and spare parts can be produced as needed, getting rid of the need for storage. Given the long service lives of airplanes, Additive Manufacturing processes yield clear cost benefits.

Case Studies

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DCT Metal Additive Manufacturing R&D Center Opening

DCT Metal Additive Manufacturing R&D Center By combining NCSIST’s research prowess along with Digital-Can’s marketing experience and production capability, the…

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Installation of M290 for Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel exclusive M290 has joined the DCT team to provide our customers with a diverse product line.

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DCT is Officially AS9100 & ISO9001 Certified.

We first began to apply for ISO certification in March of 2016, and received our AS9100 & ISO9001 certification on…