The Russian Technology Group announced on the 10th of November that the group has begun mass production of PD-14 engine parts for the MS-21 passenger plane using continuous fiber 3D printing technology. The Russian Technology Group issued a statement on the same day that in the first stage of the above-mentioned 3D printing manufacturing, the "printed" parts will be used to produce fuel system components for the PD-14 engine, and it plans to produce about 2,000 such components by 2024.
The statement pointed out that thanks to industrial 3D printing technology, the production time of certain individual supporting parts is expected to be shortened from 6 months to 3 weeks. These parts are lighter while retaining the original functional characteristics, thus improving the effectiveness of the aircraft. Load and improve some of its properties.
The MS-21 passenger aircraft is a civilian aircraft being developed by Russia. This type of passenger plane plans to use two engines: the Russian PD-14 engine and the American Pratt-Whitney PW1400 engine. According to Russian media reports, the MS-21 passenger aircraft equipped with PW1400 engines is in the flight test stage, and the first aircraft will be delivered to airlines in 2022. This passenger aircraft equipped with a PD-14 engine completed its first flight in December 2020.