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Boeing is putting 3D printing technology at work to build plane parts

Boeing has recently marked an agreement with Norwegian organization Norsk Titanium for its first auxiliary 3D-printed titanium parts for use in its 787 Dreamliners, Reuters reports.

While 3D printing titanium may sound extraordinary and pricey, the move is really a cost sparing measure that Norsk Titanium assessment, reports could spare Boeing as much as $3 million for each plane if Boeing prints the greatest number of parts out of titanium as it can.

Norsk will just print four unique parts, after long transactions and collaboration with both Boeing and the FAA. By 2018, the deal might potentially grow the assortment of parts printed for use in Boeings to about 144 Dreamliners created every year.

It is rather convenient to call this proccess 3D printing becaouse what it basically is doing is laying layers of metal on top of each other, and that is what 3D printing is basically. But the actual tech is a little bit more like welding layers of metal dust very carefully.

After the kinda soldered layered of metal are laid down, the components that are more robust because they involve fewer seperated parts than traditionally-machined components, potentially cheaper because they’re built in one go, and potentially more complex since they can be constructed essentially from the inside out.