Aircraft component maker Moog is testing a combination of blockchain and 3D printing technology

According to the Wall Street Journal, aircraft component maker Moog Inc. is testing a combination of blockchain and 3D printing technology to accelerate the replacement of defective aircraft components, which is expected to be shortened from days or even weeks to hours. George Small, CTO of Moog, said: "The idea is that these parts will be stored digitally and turned into physical objects when needed. Ultimately, we are just trying to identify all the inefficiencies that exist in the existing supply chain. And then provide opportunities for improvement. "