Boom Supersonic turns to 3D printing for the manufacture of its ultrasonic aircraft

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At Supersonic boom a new press release has just been launched announcing that the company has reached a collaboration agreement with Stratasys in which it seeks to design and manufacture advanced tools and production parts for aircraft in order to transform the future of high-speed air transport.

One of the great advantages that the guys from Boom Supersonic have seen in 3D printing is above all the great freedom in terms of design, the production speed that it allows and, of course, the possibility of reducing manufacturing costs. All of this will allow Boom Supersonic's first supersonic aircraft, the XB-1, can make your first demonstration flight on the next year.

Stratasys technology will be essential for the design and manufacture of certain parts for the Boom Supersonic supersonic aircraft.

Among the characteristics of this new aircraft, it should be noted that, according to the company that designed it, it will be able to fly 2,6 times faster than any other aircraft on the market today. We are talking about a transportation system that would be able to reach a cruising speed of 2.330 km / h which means, for example, reducing the time of a trip between London and New York from the current seven hours to just three.

Heeding the words of Blake scholl, founder and executive of Boom Supersonic:

Supersonic flights have been around for more than 50 years, but what is lacking is the technology needed to make them profitable in commercial aviation. Today, significant advances in aerodynamics, engine design, additive manufacturing and carbon fiber composite materials are revolutionizing this industry at all levels. Additive manufacturing helps accelerate the development of a new generation of aircraft.

Stratasys, with its strong track record of success in the aerospace and aviation industries, has become a key catalyst for our design and production processes and is helping to transform the future of aviation with 3D printing.


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