Airbus Produces Radio Frequency Components for Telecommunications using AM

Airbus utilizes large scale Additive Manufacturing to produce radio frequency (RF) components found on telecommunication satellites, positioning them as leaders of 3D printing application in the field. The use of AM is expected to provide major labour savings and significantly reduces the number of individual required parts.

A total of 500 radio frequency (RF) components, composed of multi-waveguide blocks and switch assembly networks, have been 3D manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth, UK for two Eurostar Neo spacecraft that will join the in-orbit fleet of Eutelsat, a major provider of satellite communications services.

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