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Additive Manufacturing for Aircraft Interiors

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is being increasingly used in aerospace, moving beyond metal applications at OEMs and into the In-Service Market – in the form of polymer 3D printing for Aircraft Interiors. To explore its potential impact on the aviation industry, RedCabin and EOS have launched a new expert webinar, “Additive Manufacturing for Aircraft Interiors”.

The live-streamed event takes place on Tuesday 30th June at 3pm (CEST) and will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the future use of 3D printed parts for Aircraft Interiors – from the impact on cabin design, cost savings and the supply chain, to the technological and certification hurdles to be overcome.

You can register to join the conversation here.

The free-to-attend webinar will be comprised of live interviews, panel discussions and Q&A’s with several industry experts, including:

• Stephan Keil, Director Industrialisation at AM Global
• Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President EMEA at EOS
• Vinu Vijayan, Business Development Manager at EOS
• Frederic Becel, Design Manager, CVE, Innovation Leader Aircraft Modification Division at Air France

The widespread adoption of additive manufacturing will fundamentally shift the aviation industry, creating new business models for spare parts and part design data, along with new services – which brings an increased need to resolve the challenges around certification and regulation.

The keynote panel will be debating several topics, including:

• The value of AM cabin parts to airlines and how they can best use the technology
• The new business models and opportunities created for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul providers (MROs)
• How certification of AM cabin parts can be managed
• What the AM industry can do to support MROs and airlines
• The future of the aerospace supply chain

Monica Wick, CEO and founder at RedCabin, commented: “Additive manufacturing could transform the supply chain, reduce waste and support the development of new lightweight products for Aircraft Interiors – improving the passenger experience. The purpose of our webinar series is to bring together the industry to debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by 3D printing technology, and develop new ways to take additive manufacturing to a new level.”

“EOS is leading the way on additive manufacturing in aerospace and we are honoured to partner with them to bring this webinar to the industry.”

Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President EMEA at EOS commented: “Additive manufacturing has already introduced itself as a key tool in the aerospace industry, thanks to its capacity for a high level of design customization and part consolidation, as well as its significant light weighting advantages. Now, additive manufacturing with polymer technology is also becoming increasingly important for cabin interiors. We are excited to discuss its potential and how to overcome possible challenges during the webinar expert panel.”

About the author

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.