Additive manufacturing News 20 April 2021

3D printing: a first for Latécoère Aerostructures and Embraer

The Aerostructures branch received the green light from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for serial production of a “printed” part. The first delivery should take place this summer.

This new part was directly designed for additive manufacturing. It will be integrated as part of a modification negotiated with the customer and will be mounted on the left front passenger door of the EMBRAER E2. About 25 parts per year will be manufactured in Toulouse, France.

This is the first Latécoère Aérostructures part produced through Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to be installed and visible on an aircraft. This breakthrough rewards the research work carried out by Latécoère in this field, enabling the creation of lighter, stronger parts and systems through a transformative approach to industrial production.