3D printing with composite materials for aerospace applications

composite

Composite materials are widely used in aerospace – they provide the best specific mechanical properties among other structural materials such as metals or alloys.
But there are numerous issues that signinfcantly limit the applications and nullify the efficiency of composite structures. Among them are high cost, technological limitations, inspection and service issues, design complications and many others.

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Challenges of manufacturing an layout optimised EB-PBF component for aerospace flight

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The challenges for manufacturing AM components for critical aerospace applications are numerous, reducing the amount of innovation that can be applied to the industry. This presentation will describe the challenges that the MTC encountered during the EWIRA Clean Sky 2 project, which aimed to manufacture an aileron hinge bracket using electron beam powder bed fusion (EB-PBF) for a test flight. Challenges surrounding machine stability, sensitivity of the AM process and surface finishing of complex components will be discussed, with a view given on where the future state needs to focus.

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The Moravian Aircraft Cluster is Industry Partner of Aerospace 3D Printing Conference

The Moravian Aerospace Cluster

The Moravian Aircraft Cluster was established in 2010 as an association of aircraft companies having as a join objective the development of competitive aircraft industry. The Cluster acts in the region of south-eastern Moravia and the center of its activities is located in Kunovice where its important member companies have their place of business, i.e. 5M, Aircraft Industries and Evektor.

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Development of Magnesium Laser Powder Bed Fusion to manufacture light-weight components for Aerospace applications

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Laser Based Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process that offers great opportunities such as weight reduction and improved performance of metallic parts. These advantages are especially beneficial for aerospace applications. Several nickel superalloys are processed in LPBF for high-temperature applications.

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OSTIM Defense & Aviation Cluster (OSSA) is Industry Partner of Aerospace 3D Printing Conference

OSSA

OSSA (OSTIM Defense & Aviation Cluster has nearly 300 member companies from different cities of Turkey and over 50 areas of activity. For land, air and naval platforms; R&D/Design, Software, Composite Manufacturing, Electronics, Electromechanics, Harness, Machining, Sheet Metal Forming, Surface Development, Test/Calibration, Coating/Painting, Optical Systems, Hydraulic Systems, Machinery/Equipment Manufacturing, Drones are among the capabilities and competencies of our members.

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Increasing resource efficiency of aviation by innovative materials and bionic design for metal components made by additive manufacturing

design

Additive Manufacturing allows for unconventional design, for weight savings, for functional integrations and efficient production for small lot sizes. To move from simple polymer parts such as brackets to highly functional structural metal components, the productivity of the LB-PBF can be increased while making it more robust with Laser Beam Shaping.

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ACstyria is Industry Partner of Aerospace 3D Printing Conference

ACstyria

ACstyria represents a styrian network of +300 companies from the automotive, aerospace and rail systems sectors – with more than 70.000 employees and a total turnover of more than 17 billion €. The main purpose of the cluster – founded in 1995 – is the support of its partner companies along the entire value-creation chain. It provides a link between business, industry, research and public institutions.

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