Siemens, Strata Manufacturing and Etihad Airways will work together to develop the first 3D-printed parts for aircraft interiors in the Middle East and North Africa.
The partnership aims to revolutionise the aerospace industry, leveraging 3D printing, to help airlines improve their designs, including making complex parts on demand and manufacturing discontinued parts.
Under the partnership, a pilot project will develop 3D printing solutions for aircraft cabin interior products for Etihad. These will be the first 3D-printed aviation parts designed, manufactured and certified in the UAE, Middle East and Asia.
Siemens will leverage its global expertise in digitalisation and 3D printing to consult on the selection of materials, testing and the preparation of processes. The design team of Etihad Airways Engineering will work to certify the parts and Strata will manufacture the parts in its factory.
Siemens and Strata expect to investigate the development of a three-year roadmap for the further industrialisation of 3-D printing in the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa. The roadmap will include training and development of UAE citizens with the required skills for further deployment of 3D printing technology. More info
By Staff khaleejtimes.com