World’s largest DED space

GKN Aerospace has commissioned what it says is the world’s largest laser directed energy deposition (DED) additive manufacturing (AM) space.

Cell 3 is large enough to 3D print 5m parts using titanium wire, it said.

“Cell 3 will create opportunities to deliver a whole new level of additively manufactured titanium components to sizes needed for safety-critical air and space structures,” said Shawn Black, GKN Aerospace president of defence.