The printed fuselage panel showing the rough printed surface on the left and the polished and ...

French-based Stelia Aerospace demonstrates that 3D printing has the potential to go large when it comes to aircraft construction by unveiling the first printed self-reinforcing fuselage panel. The one-m² (10.7-ft²) metal demonstrator panel is a one-piece unit with its web of stiffeners directly printed on instead of being added later and was constructed as part of the DEveloppement de la Fabrication Additive pour Composant TOpologique (DEFACTO) project to demonstrate the viability of large-scale 3D printing in aerospace design and manufacturing.

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