3D Printing Simulation Brings History to Life

Additive Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Our collaboration with the ESI team has allowed us to address the manufacturing problems of the system. Thanks to the ESI Additive Manufacturing simulation solution, we were able to make the right decisions to launch a part of the engine cooling system in the shortest possible timeframe.
Wilfried DUFAUD Cofounder Aura-Aero and Replic’Air Member Innovation Leader Dedicated to AM Applications and Scientific Subjects


In the midst of a technological revolution, there tends to be an “out with the old, in with the new” mentality, whether it be autonomous cars, robots or drones. Everything new is exciting, but there is something to be said for recognizing beauty in history. The Réplic’Air Association not only found an appreciation for it, they made it their mission. Created in 2011 by a group of Aeronautic enthusiasts from various companies like Airbus and Safran, the Réplic’Air association seeks to revive the spirit of aviation pioneers by recreating and rebuilding historic planes. Currently, they are bringing the 1940’s concept Dewoitine 551 to life – with a plan to fly it for the first time ever. Read the full story here.