Boeing expects to save 2-3 million dollars on each 787 Dreamliner aircraft, producing titanium parts for it by 3D-printing
Boeing appealed to the Norwegian company Norsk Titanium AS with the order for production of titanium components of aircraft design the 787 Dreamliner by 3D-printing. Allegedly, this will save 2-3 million dollars for each instance of the aircraft.
While FAA-certified four parts. According to some estimates, all titanium parts have approximately $ 17 million of the total cost of the aircraft, component of the $ 265 million.
The first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made in 2009. For all the time production was released more than 530 aircraft. Boeing now manufactures about a hundred ships a year.