Tuesday, 2 August 2016

US flies first MV-22B Osprey outfitted with 3-D printed critical parts

The United States' Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques on July 29 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. 
An MV-22B Osprey equipped with a 3-D printed titanium link and fitting inside an engine nacelle maintains a hover as part of a July 29 demonstration at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland
(Credit: NAVAIR/US Navy)
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