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China began to print military aircraft on the 3D printer

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China began to print military aircraft on the 3D printer



The Chinese showed industrial designs of the power parts of a glider fighter, made of titanium, using laser 3D-print.

The presented detail is the carrier part of the airframe and serves as a holder for jet engines of a modern fifth-generation fighter. The use of this technology allows you to make a monolithic detail, which reduces weight, cost and increases strength and accuracy.

In addition, production of parts for chassis, flaps, and insulation panels has already been launched.

Already, technologies allow the manufacture of modern weapons at home, so a pistol printed on a home 3D printer from nails and other improvised means, successfully fired nine shots. Creating a deadly "toys" cost its inventor just 25 dollars. Soon, a Texas student plans to lay out the drawings for a homemade gun on the Internet.

No sooner had a University of Texas student printed a pistol on his 3D home printer as his compatriot produced plastic bullets in a similar way. Their inventor test shot on video.

A video appeared on the Internet that clearly shows the destructive effect of bullets printed on a three-dimensional printer. The author of the video shows the audience three bullets of different sizes and shapes. Then his partner consistently shoots them with a 509 Mossberg rifle at various targets. Plastic “pills” equipped with lead shot from a distance of a couple of hundred meters carry the board for darts to feathers, leaving holes even on the iron canister to which the target was leaned.

Now the process of copying and developing new military equipment by Chinese manufacturers will become even easier and faster. It is enough to disassemble a foreign sample. With the help of 3D scanner, to make digital models of complex parts, and then without implementing complex technology of their production in the usual way, just print the parts on an industrial 3D printer.



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  1. makarov
    makarov 31 December 2013 09: 06
    +4
    Everything is mixed in the material, however, assumptions, and fiction.
    P.S. there is a lack of information about how "friends" intend to 3D print ballistic missiles and others like that ...
    1. lapo32
      lapo32 31 December 2013 09: 26
      +2
      Modern 3D printers can print only from plastic, durability and accuracy are poor, TITANIUM on a printer winked
      1. rolik2
        31 December 2013 09: 29
        +7
        Quote: lapo32
        Modern 3D printers can print only from plastic, durability and accuracy are poor, TITANIUM on a printer

        no longer
      2. jagdpanzer
        jagdpanzer 31 December 2013 10: 03
        +3
        you are mistaken and do not own information
      3. Hug
        Hug 31 December 2013 17: 55
        +3
        There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
        Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

        W. Shakespeare, Hamlet


        There is much in nature, friend of Horatio,
        What our wise men did not dream.

        William Shakespeare
    2. Edward72
      Edward72 31 December 2013 10: 54
      +6
      And wood pilots will also be printed.
      1. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 31 December 2013 11: 35
        +2
        Quote: Edward72
        And wood pilots will also be printed.


        Good joke! good
      2. AVV
        AVV 2 January 2014 19: 26
        0
        If you can make a problem with your hands, there aren’t enough hands, but there’s nowhere to tear it off, you can print it !!! Only a question, but will it fly ???
    3. komel
      komel 31 December 2013 11: 37
      +2
      Defense Distributed is a network organization working under the open source ideology and developing firearms (the so-called wiki weapons), the components of which can be printed on a 3D printer.
      The first practical results were obtained by December 2012, when the test tests of the developed samples began. Currently, standard-capacity stores for the AR-15 rifle and AK-47 assault rifle, a silencer, a part of the receiver (pistol grip, trigger guard, magazine receiver) of the AR-15 series assault rifles and a holder (but not a clip and not a magazine for charging) have been developed cartridges must be removed from the holder) of three cartridges of 12 caliber smoothbore guns, and all modifications can be used in real weapons instead of standard steel parts. Such an approach in the future should make it possible to sharply reduce the weight and cost of a unit of firearms.
      I.Materialize is engaged in the printing of three-dimensional objects from titanium using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) laser sintering technology. A three-dimensional printer applies titanium powder layer by layer, and a powerful laser beam following the head of a three-dimensional printer sinteres this powder into a monolithic metal. Sintering is a fairly common process of converting a powder into a solid material using high temperature, but without melting the material itself.
      selective laser sintering (Eng. selective laser sintering, SLS) (also Eng. Direct metal laser sintering - DMLS) - the object is formed from fusible powder material (plastic, metal) by melting it under the influence of laser radiation. Powdered material is applied to the platform with a thin uniform layer (usually a special leveling roller), after which the laser radiation forms the current layer of the object being developed on the surface. Then the platform is lowered to the thickness of one layer and powder material is again applied to it. This technology does not need supporting structures of the "hanging in the air" elements of the developed object, due to the filling of voids with powder. To reduce the energy needed for sintering, the temperature of the working chamber is usually maintained at a level just below the melting point of the working material, and to prevent oxidation, the process takes place in an oxygen-free environment.
      1. the polar
        the polar 31 December 2013 17: 35
        +2
        Quote: komel To reduce the energy necessary for sintering, the temperature of the working chamber is usually maintained at a level just below the melting point of the working material, and to prevent oxidation, the process takes place in an oxygen-free environment. [/ Quote

        This is all powder metallurgy, known since the seventies. It does not provide strength characteristics for parts with dynamic loads, no matter what material the metal powder is made of. Example - All Western traumatics are pressed using powder metallurgy (due to legal restrictions), ensuring that if the owner wants to shoot with a standard live cartridge, then at least he risks being crippled.
        And in aviation, this is generally some kind of nonsense - parts of load-bearing structures made of powder.
  2. sledgehammer102
    sledgehammer102 31 December 2013 09: 06
    +3
    The Chinese are well done, but we have to put a bolt on the concept of copyright to invention. IMHO.
    1. Stahlegewitter
      Stahlegewitter 31 December 2013 09: 21
      +7
      Everyone always laid down, intelligence worked well.
      It’s just that the Chinese, by virtue of a strong civilizational backwardness, stole whole concepts, including the appearance of products, and we and Americans - complex technical solutions, individual units. Therefore, it is so noticeable for the Chinese, but not for us.
    2. Far East
      Far East 31 December 2013 09: 37
      +1
      Quote: sledgehammer102
      copyright to the invention. IMHO.

      respected! which ones?
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 31 December 2013 12: 28
        0
        Quote: Far East
        respected! which ones?


        You can start with patents held by Ukraine. For example, Antonov’s products
        1. rolik2
          31 December 2013 13: 27
          +2
          Quote: sledgehammer102
          You can start with patents held by Ukraine. For example, Antonov’s products


          So, after all, Ukraine can also put a bolt on the patents and copyrights of the Mil company.
          It is not a matter of patents. China is not shy about copying, unlike us. Where are spent (read plundered) millions of money for the invention of what was invented about 20 years ago. With our secrecy, one KB can spend money and time on the invention of what another KB has already done and handed over to the archive for no need.
  3. Finoll
    Finoll 31 December 2013 09: 16
    +1
    Let there be copyright, but not more than 5 years. Everything is clear R&D needs to be bought, and if two companies are simultaneously conducting research, what should I do?
  4. Tyumen
    Tyumen 31 December 2013 09: 17
    -1
    Soon a couple of billion Chinese will be printed.
    1. HAM
      HAM 31 December 2013 10: 21
      +1
      Well, this is not printed by a printer, the technology is different.
      1. Ptah
        Ptah 31 December 2013 11: 12
        +3
        Quote: HAM
        it is not printed by a printer, the technology is different.

        Kirkorovs, Pugachevs and other Galkins Your words are easily refuted. They are already working in this direction. Under the motto "More bricks, good and different!"
    2. komel
      komel 31 December 2013 11: 44
      +1
      Bioprinters - 3D printing of the future structure of an object (organ for transplantation) is done by stem cells. Further division, growth and cell modifications provides the final formation of the object.

      Currently, regenerative biologists have managed to print the heart of a rat, which was successfully implanted in an experimental animal. Scientists say that the ability to print complex human organs (such as the kidneys and liver) is just a matter of time. According to experts, a new breakthrough in regenerative medicine can be made in the next three to five years.

      However, biologists argue that their invention can benefit people today. For example, on the latest bio-printer, you can print pieces of skin, which will greatly facilitate the lives of people affected by burns. Doctors hope that huge transplant lines will soon become history.
  5. Hitrovan07
    Hitrovan07 31 December 2013 09: 20
    +3
    You can also "plane" the pilots - but one problem - they have nowhere to go to live laughing
  6. saag
    saag 31 December 2013 09: 20
    +1
    something the durability made on a 3D printer is in doubt
  7. rolik2
    31 December 2013 09: 22
    +1
    Quote: FinDoll
    and if two key companies conduct research in parallel, what is to be done?

    No one has yet canceled the competition.

    Quote: makarov
    Everything is mixed in the material, however, assumptions, and fiction.

    A 3D printer 10 years ago was a fiction, now it is a reality, but simple, but not reliable but it is already working, another 10-20 years and it is simply not possible to predict what they will do on it.
  8. Asgard
    Asgard 31 December 2013 09: 23
    +1
    Cheto, I did not understand, is this an article from the future?))))
    what 3D printers for metal ?, especially titanium?)))
    To cast such blanks, even into a made matrix, you need skill and a technological PROCESS otherwise the metal will be structured differently, cooling time, temperature stresses and so on in a complex form filling the volume is difficult ....
    Therefore, only We make titanium power structures for Airbus and Boeing ....

    In my bullshit, in the opinion of the Engineer.
    1. rereture
      rereture 31 December 2013 10: 17
      +6
      There are 3D printers printing from metal, that is, sintering metal powder.

      Here is a completely metal gun printed on a printer.

      http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1152825
    2. avt
      avt 31 December 2013 11: 26
      +1
      Quote: Asgard
      Cheto, I did not understand, is this an article from the future?))))

      Article from the present. It is possible that the Chinese are bluffing, not for the first time, as with that foggy 5th generation fighter. But the printer is already a reality, powder metallurgy is not even today - yesterday, so if you put your head and hands in working out a specific technology for manufacturing parts from semi-finished products, printed "on a printer, then the production prospects are quite imaginable in mechanical engineering.
      Quote: 1goose3
      the one who will introduce everywhere, the one who will develop this direction and will have a future.

      It will not only have a future, it will have all.
      Quote: Vadim-61
      "We were born to make a fairy tale come true" - Chinese folk (

      , but was ours.

      request Alas! Now we sing other people's songs, and the "elite" is in the "universal" - Anglo-Saxon dialect.
  9. 1goose3
    1goose3 31 December 2013 09: 23
    +5
    China began to print military aircraft on the 3D printer

    This technology is already present, not future. The one who understands this earlier, the one who universally introduces, the one who will develop this direction and will have a future. hi
  10. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 31 December 2013 09: 26
    +2
    It smells like deso, because such technologies have appeared recently.
    And it is unlikely to build such a plant in such a time frame, much less produce such parts in batches.
    I think that nonsense, wishful thinking.
  11. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    +3
    China copies someone else first, and then prints its own. A country like three in one: a copier-scanner-printer.
  12. Semenov
    Semenov 31 December 2013 09: 46
    +2
    Stunned if it's true. It seems on TV I heard that the printer was also sent to the ISS for food.
    1. Ptah
      Ptah 31 December 2013 10: 32
      +10
      Quote: Semenov
      The printer was also sent to the ISS for food.

      And my "printer for food" has already woken up, drove to the general store, rewarded all household members with cuffs and is already "printing" a snack in the kitchen ... laughing
      And I went for new "consumables". Later we will improve the "sintering" technology, as "Asgard" says ... what
      All With the Coming !!!
  13. VADEL
    VADEL 31 December 2013 09: 46
    +2
    The presented part is the supporting part of the airframe and serves as a holder for jet engines of a modern fifth-generation fighter.

    Weak start. The engine blades would have been made right away. winked
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    2. rolik2
      31 December 2013 10: 20
      +2
      Quote: VADEL
      Weak start. The engine blades would have been made right away. winked

      Give some time and the shoulder blades will do. The pace of technological development in China is simply going wild.
  14. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 31 December 2013 10: 05
    +2
    the part may be printed but its strength is sufficient for a combat fighter
    1. komel
      komel 31 December 2013 12: 14
      0
      They will not print the entire object, it is possible to print individual parts now. Mass character and high accuracy of parts makes it possible to apply this technology for industrial purposes. Some parts in their physicochemical properties may have properties superior to conventional ones due to their multilayer nature and low weight. Recently, the number of materials used for three-dimensional printing has been steadily increasing.
    2. komel
      komel 31 December 2013 12: 48
      +1
      The plane was shot down near the village of Budanovtsy during the NATO military operation against Yugoslavia practically did not contain metal. You won’t give up on metal like that.

      The advantages of composite materials.
      The main advantage of KM is that the material and structure are created simultaneously. An exception are prepregs, which are semi-finished products for the manufacture of structures. It is worth mentioning right away that CMs are created to fulfill these tasks, therefore, they cannot contain all the possible advantages, but, when designing a new composite, the engineer is free to set characteristics that are significantly superior to the characteristics of traditional materials for this purpose in this mechanism, but inferior to them in any other aspects. This means that CM cannot be better than the traditional material in everything, that is, for each product the engineer carries out all the necessary calculations and only then selects the optimum between the materials for production.

      high specific strength (strength 3500 MPa)
      high rigidity (elastic modulus 130 ... 140 - 240 GPa)
      low wear resistance
      high fatigue strength
      it is possible to make dimensionally stable constructions from KM
      ease

      Moreover, different classes of composites may have one or more advantages. Some benefits cannot be achieved at the same time.
  15. AK-47
    AK-47 31 December 2013 10: 11
    +2
    If you think about the details of the plane, if it were sausage, cheese or Stolichnaya, it would be YES. laughing
    Happy New Year!drinks
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 31 December 2013 10: 45
      +2
      From the news, unsurprised, unaffected! Happy, Guys!
    2. Ptah
      Ptah 31 December 2013 10: 52
      +1
      Quote: AK-47
      or Metropolitan it would be YES.

      Yesaaaa ..... "Stolichnaya" - this is very relevant.
      This technology will be the CROWN of design thought, well, and the END as well ....
    3. komel
      komel 31 December 2013 12: 21
      +1
      05.08.2013
      In England, they tried the first piece of artificial meat.
      A piece of "synthetic" meat was grown from stem cells by the Dutch scientist Mark Post. On Monday in London, a burger was prepared with a steak and given to a sample of experts in the field of gastronomy. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to France Press Agency.
  16. Power
    Power 31 December 2013 10: 18
    +1
    Another New Year's crap and horror story about China.
  17. alone
    alone 31 December 2013 10: 19
    +2
    China more and more makes you think! what
  18. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 31 December 2013 10: 28
    +5
    In my opinion, the bullshit is full. It is impossible to get a titanium part with a given strength on the printer (especially from titanium). All these stories are with poppycock guns. Who will use the product that may refuse at any time due to its unpredictability.
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 31 December 2013 10: 47
      +2
      I agree, but it’s laid back! And then ... Science, brother, does not stand still
  19. saag
    saag 31 December 2013 10: 43
    +1
    they did the gun, but it withstood only 500 shots
  20. Makk
    Makk 31 December 2013 10: 45
    +2
    Now the process of copying and developing new military equipment by Chinese manufacturers will become even easier and faster. It is enough to disassemble a foreign sample. With the help of 3D scanner, to make digital models of complex parts, and then without implementing complex technology of their production in the usual way, just print the parts on an industrial 3D printer.

    The author is just a genius. He probably still believes in Santa Claus.
    How to change his worldview if he sees, for example, a milling machine.
    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 31 December 2013 11: 42
      0
      CNC milling machineCNC milling machine
      You probably wanted to say a modern milling machine.
      Something like that.
  21. little man
    little man 31 December 2013 10: 56
    +3
    Impressed by the article, just in case, I printed a bottle of brandy, a can of caviar and a snow maiden.
    1. AK-47
      AK-47 31 December 2013 12: 07
      +1
      Quote: man
      Impressed by the article, just in case, I printed a bottle of brandy, a can of caviar and a snow maiden.
      It’s a pity the Snow Maiden, the printer should be 3D. crying
  22. Vadim-61
    Vadim-61 31 December 2013 10: 58
    +3
    "We were born to make a fairy tale come true" - Chinese folk (

    , but was ours.
  23. APASUS
    APASUS 31 December 2013 11: 31
    +4
    What the fuck ... sensation?
    Some questions.
    If a part is subjected to hardening during tempering or, on the contrary, tempering, the crystal lattice of the material changes. It is exposed to electrochemical effects, moreover, in layers and layers. A lot of high-precision casting technologies and all this is easy to waste ???
    Despite the fact that China is doing this, I would understand if the Americans started to produce it.
    1. Andrew 447
      Andrew 447 31 December 2013 19: 31
      +5
      I agree to all 100%. The Chinese do not abolish the laws of physics and chemistry, and the crystal lattice structure also. Metal technology and sopromat do not tolerate amateurs. 3d is relevant for polymers and composites, for metal products working under load is nothing more than a bluff.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 3 January 2014 13: 20
        0
        Quote: Andrey 447
        Metal technology and sopromat do not tolerate amateurs.3d relevant for polymers and composites

        Perhaps such an apparatus would produce metal parts if the atomization unit would be atom. But breaking the bonds between the atoms and then connecting them will not be enough energy of the nuclear power plant.
        In aviation metal processing, this is a technology for the distant future.
  24. mountain
    mountain 31 December 2013 11: 42
    +1
    Raw, printer, more technology, so that they would be like that from the office, apply immediately. Doctors and stories and tales. But for now, what will happen next, time will tell. Time and technology do not stand still.
  25. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 31 December 2013 11: 58
    +3
    Products made using 3D printing technology are not yet perfect, have a low margin of safety and a resource of work (compared to traditional technologies). As long as this is a semi-experimental technology and you do not need to hang pink drooling and draw pink dreams.
    If the PRC collects its warplanes from such units, then this is simply idiocy.
    And most likely nonsense.
  26. zollstab
    zollstab 31 December 2013 12: 01
    +1
    China has huge potential and not believing in it is like burying your head in the sand ...
    1. Andrew 447
      Andrew 447 31 December 2013 19: 43
      +1
      The potential of China is huge in the production of consumer goods. High-tech products of Chinese development are absent as a class. They copy well, upgrade the copied product, but somehow it’s very incompetent and sometimes absurd. I have been working with China for many years and it is striking if they don’t have a culture they try to improve the use of a product completely mediocre. For example, if they are very good at badminton, then they do not allow silly and expensive oddities in the production of rackets.
  27. Wedmak
    Wedmak 31 December 2013 12: 33
    +5
    On a 3d printer made of titanium ?? Guys, the melting point of titanium is 1950 Kelvin, i.e. almost a half thousand degrees. Either the Chinese have advanced a lot (almost a revolution) in metallurgy, or it's boltology! Video printing process in the studio!
    1. mountain
      mountain 31 December 2013 13: 31
      +2
      I agree with you, complete nonsense. Years later but not now.
    2. rolik2
      31 December 2013 13: 41
      -1
      Quote: Wedmak
      Video printing process in the studio!

      Catch the link to the article http://www.3dindustry.ru/article/77/
  28. Wiruz
    Wiruz 31 December 2013 12: 34
    +2
    Interestingly, God alone did not give me enough to understand what a 3D printer is?
  29. family tree
    family tree 31 December 2013 14: 19
    +3
    Powder metallurgy, like laser smelting, has been known for a long time, and the Chinese are not the first in selective laser smelting, but we, not even the third, but a promising method, need to catch up again, as much as evil, for the destroyed industrial complex of the USSR.
  30. piligrim11
    piligrim11 31 December 2013 14: 32
    +3
    the competence of the author is in question. powder metallurgy will not work with titanium.
    1. family tree
      family tree 31 December 2013 17: 23
      +1
      Quote: piligrim11
      the competence of the author is in question. powder metallurgy will not work with titanium.

      http://www.renishaw.ru/ru/am250-laser-melting-machine--15253
      You can buy and try.
      In general, it seems like the latest news about these settings, that someone called them 3D-printers. They, as it were, began their existence in 1986.
      http://3d.globatek.ru/world3d/osnovy_3D_pechati/
      1. ab_hybac
        ab_hybac 1 January 2014 03: 45
        0
        not 1986, but 1988.
  31. polkownik1
    polkownik1 31 December 2013 15: 03
    +2
    People, this is just the beginning. Vacation and so on. CAST parts are exposed, in which internal stresses are formed due to uneven cooling. When sintering the thinnest layers of powder metal, such stresses will not occur. So the proper strength is a matter of time. You have to think with your head when we sell advanced samples! It gets to the point that we show the layout as an idea, and the Chinese and other "friends" will instantly make a working sample. Their R&D costs are just a few 3D photos from the exhibition ...
  32. q_556
    q_556 31 December 2013 15: 09
    +2
    Will not fly.
    1. Ptah
      Ptah 31 December 2013 21: 18
      -1
      Quote: q_556
      Will not fly.

      Just like ... k ** pits, k ** yen, on ** th, in ** th, ** ** here ...
      What did you miss?
      Yes nuuuuuuu ....
  33. rtutaloe
    rtutaloe 1 January 2014 16: 39
    +1
    Article in my opinion for. Interestingly, will they also harden the parts with a printer? Did these guys study materials?
    1. My address
      My address 1 January 2014 17: 13
      +1
      Of course not! So, slowly, we get to 3D printing people. And we will groan, gasp from the development of nuvki. And then we will bashfully be silent, when it turns out that Ammanuli.
  34. My address
    My address 1 January 2014 17: 08
    0
    And Asgard is right hi .

    Faced a little with titanium. This is such a metal, when hot processing a couple of kilograms of which it is nice to have firefighters with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers nearby. And with 3D printing, i.e. during laser processing, not just firefighters, but a tank with nitrogen or carbon dioxide. Burning titanium burns through ceramics, bricks in a simple way. And up to half a meter, if titanium 10 kilo. Because he is dear, although in nature it is immeasurable.

    Bullshit is negative . At the level of ancient Chinese tables of logarithms. Where even errors coincide with errors in Bradis tables.