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Materialise to Deliver 3D-Printed, Flight-Ready Plastic Parts for Airbus

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After receiving EN9100 and EASA 21G certification last April, Materialise NV, Leuven, Belgium, began manufacturing plastic parts for Airbus's A350 XWB. The certifications authorize Materialise to deliver airworthy additive manufactured end-use parts.

For its newest A350 XWB, Airbus introduced a high-level of intelligence through the integration of state-of-the-art systems, which ensure reliability and lower maintenance requirements. The A350 XWB also offers 25 percent lower fuel consumption. With these objectives in mind, certain end-use parts of the A350 XWB are being 3D printed.

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