The U.S. authorities are pushing the national airline industry to increase the use of local printer-printed parts

The U.S. authorities are pushing the national airline industry to increase the use of local printer-

The reduction of dependence on foreign supply of components is a goal of many United States companies, and in the aviation industry, the authorities have encouraged Boeing-type manufacturers to make greater use of the components created by the three-dimensional printing of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States, thereby contributing to the development of the local industry and the creation of new jobs.

The United States President Joseph Biden's "Additive Manufacturing Forward" program, as early as May, according to Reuters, covers products of various use made of polymeric materials and metal that can be produced in the United States by small companies using a three-dimensional seal, with interest in participating in the initiative by GE Aviation, Siemens Energy, Raytheon Technologies, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. Many of them produce aircraft equipment or turbines whose design features allow them to produce so-called "addictive techniques", forming a set of details in a layer.

Potential customers are willing to develop technology to produce the required details and train contractors, as well as to participate in the certification and standard-setting process. Boeing and Northrop Grumman have expressed their intention to acquire more locally produced parts in the US using such technologies. The first company is even willing to increase the quota for the purchase of such parts to 30 per cent of the total need. This approach to the manufacture of components is estimated to reduce delivery times and raw materials costs by 90 per cent, while the energy intensity of products is halved. The U.S. authorities believe that the programme should be extended to the automobile and semi-conductor sectors of the national economy.