Why Advanced Topology Optimization, Generative Design, & 3D Printing Will Change Aerospace Manufacturing Forever / La fabrication en aérospatiale
Wed. November 14| 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM | Booth 2517
Track: Scène centrale / Center Stage
Focus: Conception & Fabrication / Design & Manufacturing
Presented In: English
Aviation fuel prices continue to skyrocket, and carriers are raising fees everywhere they can. But what if there was something else they could do to cut costs? Luckily, there is. Airplanes are heavy—so much so that United changing to a thinner paper stock for its in-flight magazines saved almost $300,000 a year in fuel. This session will cover additional lightweighting strategies, from topology optimization to biomimicry. We'll discuss what has been done previously, and what the future holds for both polymers and metals.