Boeing selects OPM to provide 3D-printed parts for CST-100 Starliner

One new technology that has been a great to help customers or people interested an actual figure is the 3D printer. These printers can make an actual model of anything you can imagine, many people use these to show a mini version of what is going to be made. The creators are continuing to find ways to making the printers quicker on the printing process.

Recently the US based Oxford Performance Materials has earned a contract to begin working with Boeing Company on their 3D printed structures of the CST- 100 Starliner Spacecraft. This is a great opportunity for OPM to make a name or themselves since they are dealing with one of the best businesses in the aerospace market.  Once they got the deal they shipped their OXFAB production parts so they can begin working on the Starliner. This first 3D printing is designed to transport up to seven passengers or a mixture of a crew and cargo to International Space Station. While this 3D printing project was going on Nasa and Boeing were begin to developing the spacecraft.

OPM began to have stress of lead times because they had a time schedule to get things done. Here at ASAP we deal with the same type of problems because some customers need it by a certain time and us as the broker we need to find the best option to make out customer happy and get their aircraft to begin working again. Another stress they had was lead time, something we also deal with when out customer has a target price and sometimes we can’t find a supplier that can provide it at that price.

All the components that are being used in the project need to be verified, these components were verified by B-Basis database which was developed in the collaboration with Nasa. One thing that us at Just Parts Unlimited must deal with is making sure the parts we sell are certified because we want our customers to be safe.

Luckily OPM could get another investment to raise their budget from 15 million to 25 million. This was a great reliever from them, so they had more room to work with if something went wrong or could have extra parts in stock.


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