Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the use of new 3D printed parts versus those from OEM inventory as airplanes again require more spare parts.
Retired Aged Aircraft And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the rising use of aerospace 3D printing as newer aircraft prepare to enter fleets.
The B-52 Bomber’s First 3D Printed Engine Part
The U.S. Air Force 3D printed a metal engine part to keep the B-52 Bomber in service until new engines are fitted in the late 2020s.