Thanks to the technology of the multinational Renishaw, from the Jet Age Museum from Gloucester, in the United Kingdom, will be able to manufacture a series of pieces with which the mythical fighter-bomber Hawker typhoon, which the RAF used during World War II, will be able to fly again.
Undoubtedly we are facing quite remarkable news since, as confirmed by the museum, its managers have been trying to restore one of these aircraft for almost two decades. Unfortunately the lack of spare parts, which can now only be located in certain scrap yards, practically made this task an impossible task.
The Jet Age Museum will be able to restore a Hawker Typhoon thanks to Reninshaw technology.
After much searching, it was finally possible to find a cockpit in good condition, although it lacked some parts, including its fasteners, parts that had to be manufactured again based on some original designs from 1938 and in some pieces that were loaned by some collectors. Once the part was obtained, the Renishaw experts were in charge of using all their good work in matters of additive manufacturing to make the necessary parts for the aircraft.
Once at Renishaw they had at their disposal both the original models and the pieces donated by collectors to make a 3D model of the piece using the software Siemens NX. Once the part was designed, it was manufactured using 3D plastic printing in order to carry out fit tests. Once these tests were certified, the 3D metal printing was carried out using the printer AM250.
I leave you with a video where you can see the Hawker Typhoon in action.