3D Printing Takes to the Skies

Aerospace Project Leaders Embrace Additive Manufacturing

The U.S. space shuttle had over 2.5 million parts—an incredible feat of engineering, but also a staggering number of pieces that could break. Recently, aerospace companies have been embracing 3D printing to help mitigate those risks, as a single piece of metal shaped into a completed part is less vulnerable than multiple pieces fitted together.
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