Metal additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Arconic has entered into two agreements to supply 3D printed metal parts for Airbus’ commercial aircraft.

Arconic will supply 3D printed ducting components made from nickel superalloys, and 3D printed titanium airframe brackets. Arconic expects to deliver the first parts under both agreements in the second quarter of 2017.

‘We’re proud to deepen our partnership with Airbus through these agreements,’ said Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO of Arconic.

These agreements follow Arconic’s April 2016 deal with Airbus for 3D printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components. 

This story is reprinted from material from Arconic, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.