Printing parts with 3D technology – Risk for defense industries?

Defense and aerospace Industries have been facing the risk of bogus parts manufactured by 3D printers.

The issue of product safety in these industries is thus critical. Commercial airplanes, for example, are designed and constructed using hundreds of thousands of parts, and quality inspectors are continually working to ensure counterfeit parts don’t find their way into the supply chain.

According to ECN Magazine, 3D printing of aircraft and other defense parts certainly transforms the military support environment, but the threat of counterfeit parts might reach this market.

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