The BionicAircraft project will develop new technologies, methodologies and concepts for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Part of the project will be new design concepts and materials, to increase the weight saving potential of AM, as well as new concepts for quality control, repair, recycling and spare parts logistics.
With the developments, the maturity of AM will be increased, significantly enhancing the application of AM in civil aircrafts. This will lead to weight-savings of up to 1 ton in the medium-term per aircraft. In the long term, the construction of completely new types of aircrafts with weight saving potential of 30% will be possible, significantly reducing the emissions during operation. Due to the resource efficiency of AM Technologies themselves and new possibilities for spare parts logistics, the environmental impact will be further reduced.