Boeing is using 3D printers to modular satellites make
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is going to be the satellites, often with the help of 3D printers. Because of this, they need to more quickly be manufactured and there are less people needed to do this.
That tells Boeing to The Wall Street Journal. By modular parts with 3D printers, the company can quickly a satellite to be put together.
The new production by Boeing already used in a factory in Los Angeles. On other production sites, the new initiative has yet to be introduced. Probably it still takes a number of years, until the company in this way, a significant number of satellites will produce.
Boeing used already 3D printers to make parts. With the new satellietinitiatief wants the company more lean. In the long term, the prices for the satellites therefore according to Boeing should drop.