Blockchain Applied for 3D Printing of Aircraft Parts

Asia Blockchain Review
December 15, 2019

New York-based Moong Inc. is combining blockchain and 3D printing for manufacturing aircraft parts, aiming to revolutionize the expensive and time-consuming production process. The company’s Microsoft Azure cloud-hosted blockchain stores digital blueprints of aircraft components, validates the order, and prints them via 3D printer.

Blockchain Enables Print-on-Demand Parts

Moong’s ambitious project to streamline aircraft parts production promises to complete part orders in a few hours instead of the usual few weeks. Designs will be printed on demand once they are stored on a blockchain.  

The project’s goal is to speed up the complex aircraft parts supply chain and increase its security with blockchain’s feature of decentralization. The technology can significantly shorten the design-to-delivery process.

As part of the pilot, Air New Zealand placed an order for an in-seat screen while en route to Los Angeles, where the order was validated and printed. The installation of the in-seat screen was installed on-site when the aircraft arrived at the airport.

Blockchain and 3D Printing have Potential to Scale

Paul Brody, Ernst & Young’s global blockchain leader, explained how blockchain can be leveraged for 3D printing.

“From designs to manufacturing to payment, 3D printers are likely to become smart, connected devices in IoT networks. I think you will be able to purchase designs, raw materials, and printing capacity through blockchains and then access networks of distributed manufacturing systems, as one example,” Brody said.

Although demand to combine the two technologies is still niche, Brody thinks “we’re getting very close on the public blockchain side to the point where adding blockchain interactions to 3D printing systems is easy enough that it can start to scale.”

Source: cointelegraph.com


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