The work these two aircraft giants are doing will benefit the rest of the industry. But the improvements in aircraft manufactures won’t be limited to the skies. For example, Daimler announced they’ll be using additive manufacturing for replacement parts for their buses.
They’ve already been using parts for trucks and prototypes for over two decades, so this isn’t new to their manufacturing teams. They’ll be able to ensure “… a swift supply of replacement parts even after several decades – and worldwide.” Rather than having a stockpile, they’ll be utilizing production plants around the world to print the required parts.