Wichita State Will Take Apart an Army Black Hawk Helicopter to 3-D Print New Parts

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(Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
(Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

June 1, 2020 | Originally published by The Wichita Eagle on May 20, 2020

Researchers at Wichita State University will take apart an Army helicopter in order to create a “digital twin” that can help with maintaining and sustaining the military aircraft.

The partnership between the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Wichita State involves researchers at the National Institute for Aviation Research and a Black Hawk helicopter, according to a Tuesday news release from the university. The purpose is to “resolve challenges and boost efficiencies” for the aging helicopter fleet as it faces maintenance and supply chain issues.

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