Russian Scientists to Print Components for Advanced Aircraft
The engineers of the Additive Technologies Laboratory at the Samara State Aerospace University have started 3D printing experiments with metal parts, components and assemblies. The tests will make it possible to produce highly complex and non-standard elements required for the design and creation of advanced aviation and space equipment.
The Samara State Aerospace University has studied 3D printing in the field of parts and components for aircraft engines since 2011. This technology can be used to quickly manufacture complex elements.
“The engineer develops a computer model of the product, gives a print command and receives a finished product in a few hours or days, depending on the size of the object. The laser sintering technology makes it possible to create parts of different configurations which can not be manufactured using conventional techniques, such as molding or stamping,” Head of the Additive Technologies Laboratory Vitaly Smelov said.