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