Boeing shortens supply chain with 3D-printed parts for 787

//Boeing shortens supply chain with 3D-printed parts for 787

Boeing shortens supply chain with 3D-printed parts for 787

By | 2017-04-14T12:02:41+00:00 April 14th, 2017|feed news|Comments Off on Boeing shortens supply chain with 3D-printed parts for 787

So the really interesting part of this story, for the logistics industry, is at the end. Essentially, Boeing, which has a $65bn supply cost base, has contracted a Norwegian 3D company to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787s. It will cut $2-$3m off the cost of each aircraft – but will also contribute to a shorter supply chain. While the first work will be done in Norway, the …

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