BAE Systems won EASA certification to use a 3-D printed part on its BAe 146 regional airliner. The component—a plastic window breather-pipe used as a vent to stop cabin windows from misting—is now being produced by the company using a printing technique known as additive manufacturing. Because the original supplier of the parts no longer had the injection molding tooling available to fabricate the parts, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Division looked to its colleagues on the military ...
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