MRO provider 3D prints aviation-approved parts


November 24, 2016 – Estonia-based MRO organization, Magnetic MRO, has been developing its use of 3D printing technology to create cost-effective aircraft interior parts.

The company sent out its R&D specialists to investigate the possible use of 3D printing within MAC Interiors’ UK production facilities, a company it acquired in February 2016,

The first application of the technology is a new program with a “leading aircraft interior product manufacturer”, which involves designing and producing functional mock-ups for a new product. Once printed, the parts are glued, sanded and painted.

Andrius Norkevicius, managing director of MAC Interiors stated, “We have proven that we are capable of designing and finalizing 3D printed parts not only quickly but also with accurate dimensions and light weight. More importantly, we exceeded customer expectations in our first trial.”

To learn more about the future potential of 3D printing in the aircraft interiors sector, see the cover feature of our November issue HERE. The issue also considers developments in the wider 3D printing arena and how they could influence cabin manufacturing – see HERE.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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