British Airways To Trial 3D Printing Aircraft Parts

British Airways | December 09, 2019

British Airways To Trial 3D Printing Aircraft Parts
British Airways is set to trial manufacturing non-essential aircraft parts using 3D printers. This would allow the carrier to turn grounded aircraft around quicker at a destination when something simple like a tray table has broken. It is fair to say that, as a whole, the aviation industry is taking its impact on the environment incredibly seriously. This has seen some fairly unimpressive ideas being put forward alongside some interesting ideas. British Airways latest idea definitely comes under the later as the airline is looking into the feasibility of printing some aircraft parts at remote locations as opposed to flying parts out. Technology is ever-evolving, changing the very face of the aviation industry. As a result, we dealing with some game-changing technology, such as the introduction of biofuels. However, 3D printing is slowly creeping into the aviation sector. Earlier this year we reported that KLM was beginning to 3D print tools from recycled bottles.

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Manufacturing helped Peterson Pacific Corporation reduce the time it takes to manufacture new machines. You'll see how the paint booth location was changed to make a more efficient layout, and what the company did to add flow to its assembly process. In the beginning, Peterson Pacific Corporation greatly underestimated the amount of energy needed to sustain improvements.

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Manufacturing helped Peterson Pacific Corporation reduce the time it takes to manufacture new machines. You'll see how the paint booth location was changed to make a more efficient layout, and what the company did to add flow to its assembly process. In the beginning, Peterson Pacific Corporation greatly underestimated the amount of energy needed to sustain improvements.