Suppliers To Explore 3d Printing Of Fuselages

Fuselage maker Stelia Aerospace (Sogerma and Aerolia) has partnered with metal supplier Constellium and engineering company CT Ingenierie to conduct research into the possibility of using additive manufacturing to create large aerostructures such as fuselages

Fuselage maker Stelia Aerospace (Sogerma and Aerolia) has partnered with metal supplier Constellium and engineering company CT Ingenierie to conduct research into the possibility of using additive manufacturing to create large aerostructures such as fuselages.

The three companies have launched an R&D project named “FAST” to explore how 3D printing could help to improve the efficiency of fabrication and reduce costs.

“The goal of the FAST project is to change the way innovative technologies are implemented and to expand the usage of 3D printing. 3D printing will allow us to create metal shapes and properties that were previously impossible to produce,” said Bruno Chenal, director of R&D at Constellium Research and Technology.

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