3D PRINTING TO FEATURE AT DUBAI AIRSHOW

Game changing technology to be on display in November

The Dubai Airshow has a reputation for being at the cutting edge of the aerospace industry, and will continue to showcase game changing technology with the announcement of the addition of the 3D Printshow to the Dubai Airshow in 2015.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is emerging as an important tool for aerospace manufacturers with global companies such as Airbus, Rolls Royce and Boeing, among others, citing the importance of industrial 3D printing technologies both within their supply chains and for final manufacturing of components. With some qualified non-critical 3D printed parts already flying on aircraft, the weight saving benefits that translate to financial efficiencies are only starting to make an impact.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers called 3D printing “A potential game changer for aerospace and defence” and advises that all aerospace manufacturers should be tracking developments in the 3D printing field, adding that those companies that manufacture parts should be experimenting with 3D printing technologies.

Indeed, the aerospace industry is adopting 3D print technology “at a very fast rate” according to Hugh Evans, vice president of corporate development and ventures for 3D Systems, “because you can 3D print aircraft engine parts and take weight out.”

Disruptivemagazine.com reported that Stratasys recently 3D printed more than 1000 In-flight parts for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and GeekWire estimates that there are over 20,000 parts 3D printed out of plastics currently being used on Boeing aircraft. Perhaps as importantly, General Electric has announced that its Leap jet engine will incorporate a fuel nozzle produced entirely though additive manufacturing, and is currently completing testing of the new Leap engine models.

 “It seemed a natural fit to partner with 3D Printshow,” said Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of organisers F&E Aerospace. “We are proud of the Dubai Airshow being at the forefront of the industry, and 3D printing will most certainly be a game changer in aerospace and its supply chain. With the aerospace industry taking such a keen interest it seemed only logical to bring these two industries together”.

3D Printshow Dubai will take place in dedicated pavilion within the Dubai Airshow from 8-12 November 2015, with exhibitors such as Stratasys, Ultimaker, BigRep and D2M demonstrating their technologies in the hall alongside over 1100 other exhibitors expected by the organisers.

For F&E Aerospace, contact: Kate Taylor, PR Manager – T: +971 4603 3300 E: kate.taylor@dubai.aero

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About F&E Aerospace

F&E Aerospace is a division of F&E, one of the most influential names in the aerospace industry's events sector, and which launched the very first Dubai Airshow in 1989, in conjunction with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.

Covering all aerospace-related events in the F&E portfolio, F&E Aerospace has a long-standing relationship with the global aerospace industry, an in-depth knowledge of the market and a hard-earned reputation for delivering event excellence. F&E Aerospace maintains offices in Dubai, Connecticut, Hong Kong and London.

Dubai Airshow is firmly established as a key event on the international aerospace calendar. The next edition takes place at its purpose built location - Dubai World Central, 08 -12 November 2015. The Dubai Airshow is the foremost platform to promote any trends to discuss issues that will help develop the Middle East aviation industry. www.dubaiairshow.aero

Other events organised by F&E Aerospace include Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE) www.gate.aero, MEBAA Show Morocco www.mebaamorocco.aero, Aircraft interiors Middle East (AIME) www.aime.aero, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Middle East (MRO ME) www.mrome.aero and MEBAA Show www.mebaa.aero.

About 3D Printshow

Much more than just a trade show, 3D Printshow brings together key players from the entire 3D printing ecosystem. From engineers and product designers through to brands and makers, we explore how 3D printing is used. Creating a platform for the entire 3D printing /Additive Manufacturing industry, 3D Printshows feature industrial AM machines, desktop 3D printers and everything in between.

With eight shows in eight major cities in 2015, we’re creating a truly global presence to match the exponential growth of this incredible industry.

Stands at 3D Printshow Dubai are already garnering strong interest, all further enquiries about sponsorship opportunities and how to exhibit with 3D Printshow at the Dubai Air Show should be directed to: matt@3dprintshow.com

For all press enquiries, please contact: press@3dprintshow.com

For exhibition enquiries, please contact: Matt@3dprintshow.com

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