AM Conference Speaker: PADT and Concept Laser

The two companies will discuss collaborating to 3D print hard-to-find spare metal parts on demand for a World War II- and Korean War-era fighter bomber.


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Concept Laser and Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) have worked together on projects that incorporate 3D printing into modern transportation, but their new collaboration explores how the technology can also be applied to older forms of transportation.

John Murray of Concept Laser and Rey Chu of PADT will talk on their efforts to use additive manufacturing to produce spare parts for a World War II- and Korean War-era P51 Mustang fighter bomber during the 2017 Additive Manufacturing Conference. Because spare parts for the plane are so difficult to find, they decided to explore the option of safely, quickly and efficiently 3D printing these parts on demand. The talk will focus on their use of reverse engineering, metal additive manufacturing and computational fluid analysis, and the challenges and opportunities of the entire design-to-print spectrum.

The talk takes place Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m.

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