Application of 3D Printing to the More Electrical Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) System (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing)

Mr Frederic Verdeaux, R&T project Manager
Safran Microturbo
Apr 29, 2015.

Presentation Summary

The aeronautical industry is continuously aiming at reducing environmental footprint by designing more electrical, greener aircrafts. Microturbo - as Auxiliary Power Units (APU) provider - is following this trend by introducing innovative technologies such as 3D printing in its products, allowing significant weight savings leading to greener engines.

Speaker Biography (Frederic Verdeaux)

After graduating from the ESTACA Engineering School with a Master's degree in 2007, Frederic VERDEAUX began his career at Microturbo as aerodynamic design engineer where he evolved to R&T project manager, running technological research projects and turbojet engine demonstrator programmes.

Company Profile (Safran)

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Microturbo is part of Safran, an international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defense and security. Microturbo specializes in the design and manufacturing of power systems for civil and military aerospace: auxiliary power units and starting systems for aircraft and helicopters, turbojet engines for missiles and target drones. Microturbo power solutions are efficient and reliable as a result of considerable R&D investments and strategic partnerships with the world's leading OEMs. Represented worldwide, Microturbo offers efficient Support and Service solutions to its customers in order to meet their expectations every day. Microturbo is a world leader in the field of power systems and propulsion systems, and has delivered over 21,000 units.
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