Millebot – Additive Manufacturing with metal for Aerospace
By: Elyssa Coultas
Date: 04/08/19
LARGE INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTERS - AEROSPACE - AUTOMOTIVE

Another milestone achieved at the Millebot headquarters. Our industrial 3D printer
successfully produced the first metal print using bronze PLA material.


This accomplishment sets the Millebot team one step closer to 3D printing aviation,
automotive and aerospace components. The addition of 3D printing metal will
change the way work is done throughout a range of industries.

Additive manufacturing with metal printed parts could
change the pace and quality of production.

Aviation Case Studies

GE Aviation engineers developed an engine with the intent to reduce fuel waste
and emissions. Their challenge was designing and producing a sturdy, intricate fuel
nozzle component. After eight failed attempts, GE Aviation engineers turned to
additive manufacturing company Morris Technologies, who assisted in designing
and 3D printing metal aerospace components. Not only were they able to design,
produce and use all 20 parts of the engine fuel nozzle with additive manufacturing,
but the end product weighed 25% less and was 5 times more durable as the
original prototype.

An early adopter of 3D printing, Boeing designed thousands of 3D printed
aerospace components before additive manufacturing went mainstream. Boeing
printed low-cost, metal aerospace and aviation components for both military and
commercial airplanes.

These case studies show that regardless of industry or process, additive
manufacturing places complete control into the hands of the engineer or business
owner. The introduction of 3D printing with metal can simplify and increase
production, while reducing cost and effort. This ultimate solution is now offered with
the Millebot.

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