Category Archives: Department of Defence

$10,000 Air Force toilet seat covers reduced to $300 thanks to 3D printing

Following a letter from U.S. Senator, Chuck Grassley demanding justification for the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) expenditure on $10,000 military aircraft toilet seat covers, Airforce officials have announced that it will now pay $300 to produce the part thanks to 3D printing. “You’ll think: there’s no way it costs that,” said Dr. Will Roper, […]

$10,000 Air Force toilet seat covers reduced to $300 thanks to 3D printing

Following a letter from U.S. Senator, Chuck Grassley demanding justification for the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) expenditure on $10,000 military aircraft toilet seat covers, Airforce officials have announced that it will now pay $300 to produce the part thanks to 3D printing. “You’ll think: there’s no way it costs that,” said Dr. Will Roper, […]

Oerlikon and Boeing partner to bring 3D printed standard to aerospace

Swiss listed technology group Oerlikon (SWX:OERL) has signed a five year metal 3D printing collaboration agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NYSE: BA). Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will focus on creating standard means of additively manufacturing titanium aircraft parts, that meet flight requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the […]

Oerlikon and Boeing partner to bring 3D printed standard to aerospace

Swiss listed technology group Oerlikon (SWX:OERL) has signed a five year metal 3D printing collaboration agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NYSE: BA). Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will focus on creating standard means of additively manufacturing titanium aircraft parts, that meet flight requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the […]