With a total staff of 82 people, the additive manufacturing firm Optomec is small, but it has some very big aviation customers, such as United Technologies, Boeing, Rockwell Collins and GE, which has invested in Optomec. The company is bringing some very different additive metal technologies to aviation that could be especially useful in overhaul and maintenance, according to Marketing VP Ken Vartanian. Most additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, of metal parts today is done by powder bed ...

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