Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Engineering (EAE) and Germany’s Diehl Aerosystems have signed an agreement to use additive manufacturing—popularly known as 3D printing—to produce initial cabin components for a third-party airline. The two companies will jointly design, manufacture and install the first serial-produced 3D-printed cabin plastic part on an aircraft. Additive manufacturing enables a reduction in design time and production costs of parts, supporters said. The ...

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