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The airbus with 1000 3D printed parts

03:25 PM | 7 May, 2015
The airbus with 1000 3D printed parts

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) - More than 1,000 parts on the Airbus A350 XWB jet were 3D printed with materials that only recently became available to use with the technique, according to BBC.


It means the aircraft has more 3D printed parts than any other before it.

One expert said it was a significant step because new lightweight materials could be used and produced to airline safety standards.

Stratasys, which manufactured the parts, said it had reduced production time and costs.

In a statement the US-Israeli firm said that it had made "more than 1,000 flight parts" using its Stratasys FDM 3D Production Systems. The parts were for the first-of-its-type A350 XWB aircraft, delivered in December 2014.

The process was supervised by Airbus to ensure it met its own delivery deadlines to airlines.

"From what I can gather it's certainly unprecedented in scale," said James Woodcock, an expert on 3D printing with Rapid News.

"Historically, the use of 3D printed parts have been in military aircraft rather than commercial passenger jets."

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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