Posted: August 02, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29.An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four that secure a V-22”s engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four that secure a V-22”s engine nacelle to the primary wing structure and will remain on the aircraft for continued evaluation.


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