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RMIT Research Tests For Defense Aircraft Parts Laser Metal 3D Print
Jul 02, 2018

RUAG Australia research and the technical director Neil Matthews says, through on-site maintenance and parts production, the technology can completely change the defense and other industries, warehousing and transportation concept.At present, the replacement parts are usually looking for a supplier from local or overseas storage and transportation.

Matthews says: "now instead of waiting for the spare parts from the warehouse to, effective solution will be on the spot.""For defence force, this means less maintenance downtime, and the rapid increase of aircraft availability and readiness."

The technology can be used to existing aircraft (such as air force F/A - 18 hornet and F/A - 18 F/G super hornet and roaring fleet) and fifth generation F - 35 new fleet.According to the royal Melbourne institute of technology university, the local printing parts could save maintenance and spare parts procurement, scrap management, warehousing and transportation costs.

By BAE Systems, a commissioned an independent assessment of the estimate, Australian air force will damage of aircraft parts replacement every year for the cost of more than $230 million a year.IMCRC CEO and general manager David Chuter believes that the application of this technology will be far greater than the defense.

"This project is significant for the benefits of the Australian industry, although the current project focuses on military aircraft, but it may be transferred to civilian aircraft, Marine, rail, mining, oil and gas industry," said Chuter."In fact, it may apply to metal degradation or parts remanufacturing is an issue of any industry."