Air Force Tests 3d-printed Part For 65-year-old Bomber

By Dale DenwaltStaff writer ddenwalt@oklahoman.comA team from Tinker Air Force Base has built the first 3D-printed metal part for a jet engine already in service. Members of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, a wing of the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center, successfully tested the component that marks a significant milestone for the future of aircraft maintenance. Instead of molding or sculpting a new anti-ice gasket from an existing piece of metal, the crew used additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to create the component.Read more on NewsOK.com

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