Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks announce additive manufacturing plans for large-scale production

Additive manufacturing will be used for large-scale production in the aerospace and defense industry under a newly announced collaboration between Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks.

The Airbus APWorks Lightrider. Photo by Michael Petch.Dassault Systèmes are leaders in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Airbus APWorks is a subsidiary of Airbus and has customers in robotics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology and aerospace. APWorks has previously used 3D printing to make functionally integrated and optimized parts with reduced weight and lead time.

The announcement comes as the aviation industry gathers in Le Bourget for the Paris Air Show.

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