Palo Alto, Calif. (March 16, 2020): Today HP showcased a new collaboration with Fast Radius to innovate aircraft maintenance for global aerospace leaders like Satair. Leveraging HP’s innovative color 3D printing technology to advance safety and functionality, HP and Fast Radius are enabling leaders like Satair to continually improve best practices and create new solutions to expedite aircraft maintenance.
Satair, an Airbus services company, serves customers in the global aerospace value chain by delivering parts management, distribution and support solutions. Anticipating individual customer needs, Satair approached Fast Radius, a one-stop multi-process manufacturing partner that helps customers innovate the way they design, make, and fulfill products and member of HP’s Digital Manufacturing Network, with a vision to reduce flight delays by transforming the speed and sustainability of aircraft maintenance tool delivery.
Turning to HP’s innovative color 3D printing technology, Satair was able to produce industry-compliant, full color spectrum 3D printed tools in vibrant red and orange that not only improved safety by ensuring that tools were not left behind after use, but reduced the total part numbers in the bill of materials, improved design robustness and enabled the integration of new functionalities. In total, HP and Fast Radius worked together to redesign and produce three new tools for Satair: GAGS Tool Pads, Pintle Bearing Alignment Tools, and Flap Zero Locking Tools—click here to view the case study.