Boeing begins 3D-printing Apache helicopter parts

WASHINGTON — Boeing plans to begin testing a full 3D-printed main rotor system for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in the spring of next year as part of an effort to cut out long-lead times and improve the overall supply chains for parts that are typically forged, according to company officials. At the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference last week, a Boeing and ASTRO America…
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