Navy aims to widen use of 3D printing following successful flight test

By Justin Doubleday / September 6, 2016 at 10:34 AM
After flying a V-22 Osprey outfitted with a safety-critical, 3D-printed part for the first time, Naval Air Systems Command is expanding the amount of aircraft components it can build using additive manufacturing and aiming to engage industry in the process, according to an official involved in the effort. The July 29 demonstration -- in which an Osprey flew with a 3D-printed, titanium link and fitting -- took less than two years to come together, despite officials originally thinking it would...

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