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GKN Aerospace Completes Largest Structural Titanium Additive Manufacturing Demo to Date

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GKN Aerospace has completed its largest structural titanium additive manufacturing (AM) demonstration to date with the production of a component measuring 8 feet (2.5 meters) and processed from approximately 100 pounds of titanium.

The demonstration, conducted in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman, focused on the additive manufacturing process of laser metal deposition with wire (LMD-w), which successfully doubled the scale of previous components produced. The ability to scale additive manufacturing technology–also known as 3D printing—for large aerostructure components has a wide range of aerospace and defence applications. Additionally, the technology enables components to be produced faster than current methods, uses raw materials more efficiently, and may ultimately result in reduced costs.

 

https://www.gknaerospace.com/en/newsroom/news-releases/2022/gkn-aerospace—northrop-grumman-collaboration-achieves-additive-manufacturing-milestone/

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