VIDEO: Rolls-Royce Director Neil Mantle on additive manufacturing for aerospace at Farnborough Airshow 2022

How is Rolls-Royce using 3D printing?

I visited the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow to learn more.

Standing in front of the UltraFan, the world’s largest jet engine, Neil Mantle, Director of Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce, explains how industrial 3D Printing, aka Additive Manufacturing, is used by the aerospace leader. 

3D printing is also driving the electrical propulsion revolution with projects such as the VX4 electric aircraft from urban air mobility start-up Vertical Aerospace. Furthermore, Rolls-Royce has used metal additive manufacturing in projects for its defense arm. For example, the Orpheus project demonstrator engine went from initial concept to testing in 18 months.

You can read more about 3D printing at Farnborough Air Show here.

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