Metal 3D Printing to Shape the Aerospace Industry

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on Mar 2, 2017

Would be interesting to see the difference in certification costs between using some "made up on the fly" 3D printing material compared to using material the industry has decades of experience with! If you use one of the commonly used materials such as Al 2024, Ti-64, Inconel, etc. you can do a lot of 'certification by analysis.' But nobody has much experience with these 3D printing materials; we have little experience with their damage tolerance for instance--in that case, almost all certification would have be done through testing.

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