WICHITA—Leading aircraft structures supplier Spirit AeroSystems believes new additive manufacturing techniques it is developing with partners Norsk Titanium and Boeing could help Spirit eventually save 70% in costs on the material it uses in some aircraft programs. “As a structures player, in 10-15 years, 3D printing [or] additive manufacturing is going to be a big deal,” Spirit CEO Tom Gentile told Aviation Week Network editors in an interview at the company’s ...


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