Carpenter Technology Corporation and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced their collaboration to produce additively manufactured components for a serial production commercial aircraft. The collaboration will result in IAI’s first metal AM-produced parts, which are expected to provide significant manufacturing benefits and lay the groundwork for future design improvements and enhancements.
IAI is reported to be working closely with Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority for approval of the parts, which when accomplished will represent the first time this technology has been approved for commercial use in Israel. Carpenter Technology, through its Carpenter Additive business unit, is producing the parts and providing supporting information to assist with their approval.
“Together, Carpenter Additive and IAI are pioneering the use of this technology for new platforms and applications,” stated Marshall Akins, Carpenter Technology’s Vice President, Aerospace Markets. “This collaboration speaks to the trust major aerospace entities like IAI have in Carpenter Additive’s capabilities, and to IAI’s forward leaning vision to rapidly realise the benefits of this technology.”
“We are pleased to see the fruits of our development efforts leading towards the certification of a flightworthy metallic additively manufactured part,” added Zvi Genisher, VP & General Manager, Engineering & Development Division, IAI Aviation Group. “We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with Carpenter Additive.”