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Dassault Systèmes Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

• 3DEXPERIENCE platform will support digital transformation of CASC and China’s industries to enhance innovation for “Made in China 2025”

• Deeper Dassault Systèmes footprint in China supports French, Chinese commitment to industrial transformation
• Dassault Systèmes also named founding member of France-China Business Council

Additive Manufacturing of probes for measuring speed and temperature in turbo engines

Flow measurement probes from Vectoflow – robust thanks to additive manufacturing and EOS

Flow measurement probes are the components responsible for gauging the speed and angle of attack of an airflow and are used in particular in aircraft and turbo-machinery design. The speed and angle of attack are determined from the inflowing air. While they may seem relatively small and fragile, these systems have to withstand extreme stresses and continue to function reliably at all times. Vectoflow specialises in developing and manufacturing complex flow measurement probes. It uses EOS additive manufacturing technology to achieve an ideal design with maximum endurance.

Additive Manufacturing of Satellite Components

Antenna bracket for RUAG's Sentinel satellite - certified for deployment in outer space

For many people, talking of the infinite vastness of the universe conjures up stories of science fiction, usually told by a Hollywood film studio. However, in real life, more than in any other area, it is arguably in space travel that a strong will and clear vision are vital for creating the necessary technology and readying it for deployment in the cosmos. This was the challenge faced by Swiss technology group RUAG in the construction of its Sentinel satellite, designed for observing our planet from on high. Even here, beyond the Earth's atmosphere, additive manufacturing is playing a key role.

ArianeGroup - Future Ariane propulsion module simplified by additive manufacturing

Components cut from 248 to 1 with EOS Technology

„Mission Critical“ perfectly describes the Class 1 components used in the aerospace industry. Missions costing hundreds of millions depend on these components. Accordingly, engineers are constantly seeking to develop components of the highest quality, functionality, and robustness while simplifying the manufacturing chain and reducing the number of individual elements. Thanks to EOS technology, ArianeGroup has succeeded in taking this to a whole new level: Instead of 248 elements, the injector head of a rocket engine of a future upper stage propulsion module now counts just one component. The injector head has been simplified and reduced to what is literally an all-in-one (AiO) design.

Liebherr - First metal 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flies on an Airbus A380

Today, the dream of flight revolves around producing aircraft components using industrial 3D printing technology. Every company aims to open up opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace – in terms of new customer benefits, potential cost savings and sustainability targets. Thanks to EOS additive manufacturing technology, Liebherr is getting closer to achieving this goal. The realization of a high-pressure hydraulic valve block using EOS metal 3D printing technology marks an important milestone. This valve block has now been successfully tested on a flight with an Airbus A380 aircraft.

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