Airbus Group expands its research site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen near Munich by signing an agreement to a establish a new 3D printing centre called “Aerospace Factory” at the on-site Ludwig Bolköw Campus. This announcement was made alongside the inauguration of its new material research laboratory at the E-Aircraft System House and the newly established partnership with Siemens in the field of electric flight.
The new Aerospace Factory will research and develop innovative production methods for the aerospace industry. Additive manufacturing enables them to produce components with highly complex geometries that are both light and extremely stable. The declaration of intent for the new 3D printing centre at Ludwig Bolköw Campus was signed by Airbus Safran Launchers, engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, 3D printer manufacturer EOS GmbH, Airbus Group Innovations, Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology, Airbus subsidiary APWorks, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschft mbH, Airbus Endowed Chair for Integrative Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes of the University of Bremen and the visual prototyping solutions company ESI Group.