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Additive Layer Manufactured (ALM) Aerospace Part

EADS Innovation Works optimized Airbus A320 nacelle hinge bracket (link). The manufacturing method of choice was Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), so no manufacturing constraints was necessary. The component was originally made of steel , but now the material of choice … Continue reading

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CH-47 Chinook under floor frame

Under floor frames of CH-47 Chinook were investigated, and topology optimized by Boeing and NCDMM (link). Possibility of using monolithic “one-piece machining” structures, which is an increasing trend in aviation and topology optimization of such structures were  studied. Ramp downs in the ribs … Continue reading

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