Aerospace

Get your ideas into the air faster

When aerospace engineers need their ideas to take flight, they use 3D printing to build prototypes, tooling and manufacture parts. Using FDM technology and high-performance materials like ULTEM 9085, you can create jigs, fixtures, check gauges and production aircraft parts. If you need precision prototyping for rigid, rubber-like and clear materials, you can use PolyJet technology. You can also print functional, end use aerospace parts that offer benefits like reduced weight and improved overall efficiency.

The Aerospace industry is increasingly adopting 3D printing to develop aircraft parts in the pursuit of reducing manufacturing costs. In this technology, aircraft manufacturers have invested in developing the use of metal powders to make Turbine Blades, Jet Engines, Combustion Nozzles and Structural Parts.

Some applications of additive manufacturing for Aerospace are

  1. Aircraft Wings
  2. Complex Engine Parts
  3. On-Demand parts in space
  4. Unmanned Aerial Systems

In the News

Rolls-Royce announced that it would be flying what could be the largest 3D printed part ever flown in its Trent XWB-97 engine at some point in 2015. Now the company has followed through taking the engine’s 3D printed front bearing housing into air aboard the extra wide-bodied Airbus A35D XWB airplane