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Koreans use a 3D printer to produce parts for a fighter

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In South Korea, they mastered the manufacture of some parts for the F-15K Slam Eagle fighter on an 3D printer, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to Defense Aerospace.




Basically we are talking about fast-wearing screens of high-pressure compressors. Their delivery from the USA takes 60 days, and one such item costs about $ 34,9 thousand.

“Thanks to the ingenuity of the South Korean Air Force specialists, it was possible to reduce the cost of these parts by more than 10 times, and the delivery time threefold. At the same time, the printed screens are not inferior in quality to the “native”, American ones. This was confirmed by the specialists of GE Aviation, where the F110 engine for the F-15K fighter was created, ”the agency notes.

The Koreans made their first attempts at manufacturing parts on a metal printer in 2012. By now, 3 types of parts for an aircraft engine are already being printed. They are installed on 14 machines.

The newspaper reminds that in the Russian Luch design bureau went even further, there was completely unpacked a drone that had already been lifted into the air. Similar work is underway in other countries, including Japan, USA and Israel.
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  1. Vikings
    Vikings 30 November 2015 16: 38 New
    +8
    Well, well, first screens, then engines .... And there you see riveting soldiers
    will start.
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 30 November 2015 16: 40 New
      13
      in the Russian design bureau Luch went even further, they completely printed it out ...
      PILOT!
      Joke! To set the mood!
      laughing
      1. Sterlya
        Sterlya 30 November 2015 16: 59 New
        0
        Quote: Baikonur
        in the Russian design bureau Luch went even further, they completely printed it out ...
        PILOT!
        Joke! To set the mood!
        laughing

        I admit, somehow I can’t even imagine all this. It will be necessary to sit like a thread to study this topic
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 30 November 2015 17: 07 New
        +6
        Quote: Baikonur
        in the Russian design bureau Luch went even further, they completely printed it out ...
        PILOT!
        Joke! To set the mood!
        laughing

        Our pilots horseradish on which printers you print - piece production. I’m not even sure that they are produced in the same way as the rest of the military. Well, it’s understandable with the airborne forces - they are cast in steel in Cherepovets and polished in Ryazan. smile And the flyers - there, without God's spark, there is no way! good
    2. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 30 November 2015 16: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: Vikings
      Well, well, first screens, then engines

      Looks like the Chinese are growing the younger generation, Xerox Chick Chick Chick! repeat
    3. indusenok
      indusenok 30 November 2015 17: 04 New
      0
      Yes, let them fly on 3D planes, we will be on real
    4. guzik007
      guzik007 30 November 2015 19: 02 New
      +2
      then the engines ..
      ... Yeah, let them try the blades on the printer’s turbine to slap ...
      1. Bayun
        Bayun 30 November 2015 22: 03 New
        +2
        I guess - ALREADY printed. And, probably - even with us. If "amateurs" print cylinder blocks (and they WORK!) For retro cars, I will assume that special production has already implemented a lot of things.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 1 December 2015 14: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: guzik007
        ... Yeah, let them try the blades on the printer’s turbine to slap ...

        I didn’t see this printer live, but I saw alive how they make turbine blades. Starting from the casting and ending with something so that I do not know what is called and why it is done with the blades. I doubt that you can take a piece of stainless steel and so easily cut out from it a piece for which half the factory worked ...
  2. Reserve officer
    Reserve officer 30 November 2015 16: 38 New
    +4
    The technology, of course, is very interesting. 20 years ago would have been perceived as an unfortunate joke - and now they say that there is nothing surprising.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 30 November 2015 16: 43 New
      +2
      Here on the forum they said that Israel is in front of the planet in printers. So Israel has something to learn from Korea. "Eagles" in Israel enough.
      1. adept666
        adept666 30 November 2015 22: 13 New
        +2
        Here on the forum they said that Israel is in front of the planet in printers. So Israel has something to learn from Korea. "Eagles" in Israel enough.
        one of the elements of the hot part of the gas turbine engine "printed" by ILIST in the framework of the project "Creation of technology for high-speed manufacturing of parts and components of aircraft engines using heterophase powder metallurgy"
        1. Private Starley
          Private Starley 1 December 2015 08: 44 New
          -1
          And about the Chinese at VO it has already been written about this ...
          http://topwar.ru/37965-kitay-nachal-pechatat-na-3d-printere-voennye-samolety.htm

          l

          "... now the process of copying and developing new military equipment by Chinese manufacturers will become even simpler and faster. It is enough to disassemble a foreign sample. Using a 3D scanner, make digital models of complex parts, and then without introducing the complex technology of their production in the usual way, just print details on an industrial 3D printer .... "
          1. adept666
            adept666 1 December 2015 17: 26 New
            0
            Now the process of copying and developing new military equipment by Chinese manufacturers will become even easier
            I doubt very much that this is the same powder metallurgy differs in the method of sintering and mold formation.
  3. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 30 November 2015 16: 38 New
    +2
    Who knows, maybe in a hundred years 10 people will work at the aircraft factory, and aircraft will “print” advanced 3D printers ...
    1. sisa29
      sisa29 30 November 2015 16: 40 New
      14
      Judging by how events are developing in the world, in a hundred years our great-grandchildren will most likely run with stone axes
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 30 November 2015 16: 50 New
        +5
        in a hundred years, our great-grandchildren will most likely run with stone axes

        And printed on an 3D printer. Models will be .... who is so much!
        1. pettabyte
          pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 13 New
          +3
          Yeah, like in a warhammer!
          The tech priest prints axes on a 3D printer.
      2. NordUral
        NordUral 30 November 2015 16: 53 New
        +2
        If at all who will run, except for cockroaches.
    2. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 16: 58 New
      0
      But why?
      So as not to come into battle, but come and print?
      And it’s stupid to make a huge expensive floating factory. Not for this aircraft carriers.
      Again, these are machine tools + their plastic. The place is same. Again, the enemy, if anything, will be glad that the plant was brought to him.
      It is more like fashion entertainment for these printers.
  4. Max40
    Max40 30 November 2015 16: 39 New
    +3
    And for what minus the article?
    1. nazar_0753
      nazar_0753 30 November 2015 16: 42 New
      0
      Some fool. Offended that we are not printing) laughing
  5. PQ-18
    PQ-18 30 November 2015 16: 41 New
    +3
    Koreans use a 3D printer to produce parts for a fighter

    belay THINKING!
    Russians for the production of parts for missiles, planes, tanks, ships ALREADY FOR A LONG TIME ...
    use 3-D profanity .
  6. nazar_0753
    nazar_0753 30 November 2015 16: 42 New
    +3
    Generally fun technology, it would be necessary to begin to actively develop
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 30 November 2015 16: 55 New
      +3
      Naturally. in combination with powder technology. God himself ordered - printed, speck and done.
      1. prosto_rgb
        prosto_rgb 30 November 2015 17: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: NordUral
        God himself commanded - printed, spec and ready

        In 3D printing, metals do not need to be sintered.
        1. pettabyte
          pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 16 New
          +1
          Yeah, the scale this time, then, the part has cooled down, and you warm it again, it is doubtful like that.
          Again, do not forget that some are forged, some are poured, some are then milled, and so on.
          Do you really think that all this was invented from boredom?
    2. adept666
      adept666 30 November 2015 22: 15 New
      0
      Printed in St. Petersburg, on the installation of Russian production.
    3. KaPToC
      KaPToC 30 November 2015 22: 28 New
      0
      Quote: nazar_0753
      it would be necessary to begin to master more actively

      We just do not PR.
  7. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 30 November 2015 16: 44 New
    +4
    The Chinese would immediately print out the whole plane ... F15 ... F16 ... F17 ... F18 ... F19 ... F20 ...

    Pisi: From a single piece of metal.
  8. S-cream
    S-cream 30 November 2015 16: 44 New
    +3
    Urgent in the room :)
    Media: In Syria, noticed the Ka-52 and Mi-28N
    http://news.rambler.ru/world/32083224/
    Watch from 45 seconds. Only, it seems to me that there are pine trees and Christmas trees in the background :)
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 30 November 2015 17: 03 New
      +4
      Ka-52 and Mi-28N, say ...
  9. 34 region
    34 region 30 November 2015 16: 44 New
    0
    I don’t understand. How can a printer print a mechanism? The detail is still okay. And completely? Different materials with different properties. Let's say metal, rubber, glass. Properties are different for everyone.
    1. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 04 New
      +2
      In parts. This time. Well, Zdprinters usually plastic hrenachat.
      Well, metal may still come out, but the scale, then this and that, and even no such yet. Etc.
      It is usually like pampering, well, and in rare cases, when piece things.

      Plus printing is more expensive and longer, at least than casting.
      1. 34 region
        34 region 30 November 2015 17: 13 New
        +2
        I understand if the part is plastic. A print spring? Will it shrink or stretch? A wire. Copper conductor and insulator. What about the microchip? Will the light shine?
    2. gladcu2
      gladcu2 30 November 2015 17: 10 New
      +4
      34 region

      That part of the engine, about which we are talking, usually did the CNC milling. Given the requirements for wear resistance to the material and the accuracy of manufacturing the profile, the headache is still that. In aircraft engines in the compressor system, it is important to reduce the pressure loss through the gaps between the compressor blades and the part specified in the article. Tollerance is very minimal.

      Imagine a piece of not cheap metal from which the cutter makes 75% of the chips to get 3D-shaped products. And then a smaller mill brings the product to the right size. Then processing in vibrating machines and the final stage, manual grinding. In the end, the control may reject the part. And this process that I described is suitable for product materials available for processing by milling.

      Another way is cheaper. This is a stamp. Pouring in fusible material and processing by grinding method. But here we need special cars. Which, like everything special, costs more.

      The blades for the same compressor are made using a different technology.

      3D works on the principle of sintering the material powder at the point of the laser beam. As everyone knows, the shape of the part can be obtained. But the quality?
      1. pettabyte
        pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 22 New
        +1
        Shit will be quality. This is suitable for home use (not metal, plastic), and even then not so (case for crafts, pen).

        These printers are now for the most part suitable for designers / architects, layouts to do. Well, in prototypes all sorts of, not fully functional layouts.
        1. your1970
          your1970 30 November 2015 18: 45 New
          +1
          this technology already makes weapons and houses
          1. your1970
            your1970 30 November 2015 20: 53 New
            +2
            Shanghai Construction Company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. built a small village in China in less than one day. All thanks to 3D printing technology for buildings. Before assembling these buildings, the Chinese printed the basic components of ten residential buildings at an object remote from the construction site. Although these concrete houses were not created entirely with the help of an 3D printer, their construction in such a short period of time while reducing the cost of one building to only $ 4800 can be called an impressive achievement.
            Builders from the Middle Kingdom used a large 3D printer, which is about 150 meters long, 10 meters wide, and 6 meters high. The machine was used for 3D printing of each of the structural components: from gigantic concrete slabs to bearing cross braces (cross braces).
            To reduce costs, WinSun specialists used recycled construction waste, industrial waste and fiberglass along with new concrete. Each house has an area of ​​about 200 square meters.
            The Chinese developer plans to open 100 recycling plants in the country and continue work on converting waste into cost-effective “ink” for its 3D printers. WinSun experts believe that this type of 3D printing can reduce building costs by about half. Among other things, the new technology will be used to provide affordable housing for the least wealthy people in China.
            1. Karlovar
              Karlovar 30 November 2015 21: 50 New
              +1
              4800 talers per 200-meter house !!! Here are the happy insolvent (and wealthy too) residents of China !!! Even if the company rolls up the price 5 times, the price will still be 24000 thalers per house (200 sq.m.) !!!
      2. 34 region
        34 region 30 November 2015 17: 34 New
        +1
        17.10. Here is at least a normal explanation of the process. And then they understand that you can do the whole machine. In addition to manufacturing parts from a homogeneous material, we have nothing more. We leave physical and chemical properties. Just plastic of the same hardness.
        1. rotor
          rotor 30 November 2015 23: 10 New
          +1
          By changing the composition of the powder used, it is possible to create products with different properties in different parts of the product.
      3. Bayun
        Bayun 30 November 2015 22: 17 New
        +1
        3D engine for a retro car of the 30s - WORKS perfectly. Knowing the physics of the process, you can lay in the technology of "printing" the entire process of metalworking. This is a real revolution in technology, akin to the transition from calculators to computers.
    3. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 30 November 2015 17: 11 New
      +2
      The article says screens.
      What about the mechanism? And what is the mechanism? Isn't it made up of individual parts?
      1. pettabyte
        pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 23 New
        +1
        Not all of you will print, he is talking about it.
        1. Karlovar
          Karlovar 30 November 2015 21: 53 New
          0
          You can print simple massive details, and this reduces costs and saves time, which is very important ....
  10. mvg
    mvg 30 November 2015 16: 45 New
    +6
    Quote: Vikings
    Well, well, first screens, then engines .... And there you see riveting soldiers
    will start.

    The riveting of soldiers is more interesting by the traditional method. The production cycle increases (from 18 to 20 years), but the process itself is much more interesting.
    1. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 06 New
      0
      But to collect a new hand on the atoms of a fighter (in exchange for the lost) would be wonderful.
      One trouble, a new brain can’t be assembled (it’s not the same person who will be).
      1. Conscience
        Conscience 30 November 2015 17: 15 New
        +2
        insert stump tium and you're done belay
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  11. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 30 November 2015 16: 47 New
    +2
    in the Russian design bureau Luch they went even further, there they completely printed out an unmanned aerial vehicle, which was already taking off.
    I hope the printer is also domestic.
    1. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 10 New
      +1
      How to say. Usually "our domestic 3D printers" are parts purchased in China, and really our current assembly and body (or even the current nameplate).
      We need to hope that our CPUs will go on sale, because there are Elbrus, Baikal, and so on. It’s at least its own (even if there will be stamping in China (well, Intel and others also don’t do it at home), then at least our development).
  12. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 30 November 2015 16: 50 New
    0
    And the fighter itself stick weakly cartridge? I turned it on for the night, got up in the morning, and there bombers and fighter pancakes stand in close ranks ...
    1. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 11 New
      +1
      Heresy. Different materials, but differently made, electronics, engines.
      And stupidly robotic conveyors have long been there, civilian cars are riveting.
      1. KaPToC
        KaPToC 30 November 2015 22: 33 New
        0
        Quote: pettabyte
        Heresy.

        Yes laaad !!! Just another production method, with its own advantages and disadvantages.
  13. bad
    bad 30 November 2015 16: 55 New
    +1
    in the Russian design bureau Luch they went even further, there they completely printed out an unmanned aerial vehicle, which was already taking off.
    ... damn it ... what will happen in 10-15 years? .. if I survive .. crying
  14. DMB3000
    DMB3000 30 November 2015 16: 56 New
    0
    Quote: Vikings
    Well, well, first screens, then engines .... And there you see riveting soldiers
    will start.

    in aviation, not only form is important, but also the way of processing. when sticking dough, only cheesecake will turn out))
  15. LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 30 November 2015 17: 01 New
    +2
    As it is not very believed in the possibility of creating parts with surface hardening or pre-stressed ...
    Although they may call nitriding or spraying a 3D printer winked
  16. Altona
    Altona 30 November 2015 17: 01 New
    +2
    Basically we are talking about fast-wearing screens of high-pressure compressors. Their delivery from the USA takes 60 days, and one such item costs about $ 34,9 thousand.
    ------------------------
    Figas detail? Is she not platinum coated?
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 30 November 2015 17: 13 New
      +2
      And with the help of 3D printing, its cost was reduced to $ 3,5 thousand. Not bad, right?
      1. Altona
        Altona 30 November 2015 17: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: prosto_rgb
        And with the help of 3D printing, its cost was reduced to $ 3,5 thousand. Not bad, right?

        --------------------
        In general, it should be the other way around ... A printer should be more expensive than an industrial one ... But now I'm not surprised ... There is an article in the calculation of "other expenses" ...
        1. prosto_rgb
          prosto_rgb 30 November 2015 20: 25 New
          +1
          Quote: Altona
          Printer should be more expensive than commercially available ...

          only in mass production and relatively simple geometry.
          In addition, industrial 3D printers have been available for several years.
          French engineers generally printed a gas turbine engine on it, as an experiment.
  17. Mexovoy
    Mexovoy 30 November 2015 17: 13 New
    +2
    Dear, somewhere there was an article in which it was mentioned that part of the parts for the pack-fa are done on a 3D printer. Maybe I'm confusing articles, but I definitely remember the mention of a 3D printer for the production of parts.
    1. pettabyte
      pettabyte 30 November 2015 17: 26 New
      +3
      Detail.
      Considering how many there are, it may turn out that this is some kind of housing for electronics, or the like. If so at all.
  18. Gunther
    Gunther 30 November 2015 17: 44 New
    +1
    Vikings Quote:
    Well, well, first the screens, then the engines .... And there the eyes of the soldiers will begin to rivet.

    Joking as a joke, and work in this direction with organic matter is underway, so soon, perhaps we will see universal vandams printed on a 3D printer, with a Korean squint.
  19. Platonich
    Platonich 30 November 2015 18: 30 New
    0
    No, first ours with a three-story ... obscenities!
  20. rotor
    rotor 30 November 2015 19: 02 New
    +1
    GE Aviation printed and tested a simple and compact jet engine made entirely of 3D printed parts.

    The 3D-printed engine is based on a model of a real compact engine, which is used in radio-controlled models. The resulting sample makes 33 rpm.

  21. rotor
    rotor 30 November 2015 19: 12 New
    +1
    GE Aircraft Plant is launching 40 fully-printed nozzles per year for CFM LEAP jet engines, which previously had to be assembled in twenty parts.

  22. Lenivets
    Lenivets 30 November 2015 20: 36 New
    +1
    "In South Korea, mastered the manufacture of some parts for the F-15K fighter"

    Packaging containers ?! bully
  23. NeRTT
    NeRTT 30 November 2015 21: 16 New
    +1
    Yeah .. you go into a shop like this ... do you have this ?? request
    Salesman, let me go here ... rush, rush ... rush trick belay !! Everything is already there !! yes
    laughing
  24. L10n77
    L10n77 30 November 2015 22: 22 New
    0
    Quote: 34 region
    I understand if the part is plastic. A print spring? Will it shrink or stretch? A wire. Copper conductor and insulator. What about the microchip? Will the light shine?

    The most paradoxical thing is that microchips print exactly a very long time ago. )))
  25. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 1 December 2015 04: 10 New
    +1
    3D printing is a very interesting technology. In home use and with designers, making a visual layout is simple. The most contiguous mold for casting without any problems. With mass production, they will probably be priced like regular printers. It is possible that in auto-services some details will be printed. The main thing is that they do not cheat with the material.
  26. Svetovod
    Svetovod 1 December 2015 05: 07 New
    +1
    Three-dimensional printing is fully capable of replacing machine tools in any field.
  27. azesm
    azesm 1 December 2015 11: 36 New
    0
    Bulletins from Novosiria
    http://sy.narodedin.com/