Paris Air Show: Can you print a plane?

The new Airbus A350 XWB that is flying daily displays at the Paris Air Show can claim several engineering firsts. One of these is that it has more 3D printed components than any other aircraft, about 1,000 on a plane that has only just gone into service.

Jun 16th, 2015
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The new Airbus A350 XWB that is flying daily displays at the Paris Air Show can claim several engineering firsts. One of these is that it has more 3D printed components than any other aircraft, about 1,000 on a plane that has only just gone into service. Meanwhile, Raytheon has 3D parts on its missiles, while Textron Group has them on its drones.

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