Visually Pleasing 3D-Printed Aircraft Products Predicted for Future Cabins

Published by , November 13, 2018 2:34 pm

(RunwayGirlNetwork) Additive layer manufacturing is playing an increasing role in the development of aircraft interior parts. Until now, however, these parts have been largely hidden from view. One UK-based 3D printing specialist is optimistic that advances in technology will enable it to make products that are easier on the eye and can occupy a more prominent position in tomorrow’s cabins.
FDM Digital Solutions is “very optimistic” about the future for visually-pleasing 3D printed aircraft interior parts, and expects strong demand from the private jet and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets. “Next year we’re going to see an uptick in demand for visible parts,” says FDM development manager Flanagan. “What’s going to drive that demand is the private jet market, with lots of bespoke products, and the MRO market, where we’re seeing lots of interest.”

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