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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bavAIRia e.V. is Industry Partner of Aerospace 3D Printing Conference

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Bavaria is one of the top five aerospace locations worldwide that represent almost the entire aviation and aerospace value chain – from research to development and production to MRO and after sales services. Some 38,000 employees working for more than 550 companies generate a turnover of about 11 billion euro.

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