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So the really interesting part of this story, for the logistics industry, is at the end. Essentially, Boeing, which has a $65bn supply cost base, has contracted a Norwegian 3D company to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787s. It will cut $2-$3m off the cost of each aircraft – but will also contribute to a shorter supply chain. While the first work will be done in Norway, the company said it would have nine printers at a facility in Pittsburgh by the end of the year. 3D-printing is here…

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