3D Printing In Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing from Prototypes to End-use Parts

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Why does Aerospace need 3D printing?

The process of additive manufacturing rather than subtractive enables more complex part geometries and a reduction in material usage, with a corresponding reduction in weight. 3D printers can manufacture detailed jet engine models, military-grade equipment protection, drone housing and more.

What materials are available for Aerospace additive manufacturing?

Markforged’s Digital Forge offers an end to end solution for Aerospace, it combines 3D printer hardware, software, and material. Onyx FR is a certified UL 94 V-0 rated flame-retardant nylon filled with chopped carbon fibre. Carbon Fibre FR-A has the same certification and ULTEM™ 9085 prints performance tooling and fixtures as well as flight-ready production parts, which can be reinforced with continuous Carbon Fibre

Why printing over conventional manufacturing?

Benefits from in-house additive manufacturing include lower costs, shorter lead times, digital inventory and supply-chain resilience. Desktop and industrial 3D printers are affordable and accessible, with a huge, growing range of manufacturing and speciality materials available

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Ideal For Aerospace Printing

Markforged FX20™

Large, fast industrial 3D printer with Continuous Fibre Reinforcement, printing in ULTEM™ 9085, Onyx FR, FR-A, Carbon Fibre FR-A

Markforged Metal X System

Accessible, advanced metal 3D printing solution for complex metal parts

Markforged X7™

Industrial carbon fibre and composite 3D printer, inc. Onyx FR, Onyx FR-A, Carbon Fibre FR-A

Formlabs Form 3L

SLA printer for large-scale part production in standard, manufacturing, speciality materials

Formlabs Fuse 1

High-quality benchtop industrial SLS 3D Printer for Nylon 11, Nylon 12, Nylon 12 GF parts

Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W

Truly Rapid SLS For High-Performance Parts in Hours, Not Days, plus Nylon 11 CF

Reliable • Experienced • ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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Case Studies

Read about real life business cases for 3D printing applications in Aerospace

Enhancing 3D-Printed Aerospace Tooling with AMT PostPro

The Best Applications of 3D Printing In The Aerospace Industry

heliguy™ Has Lift-Off with 3D Printer Investment For Drones

Markforged is Taking Flight with Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fibre FR-A


3D Success In Videos

How additive manufacturing solves problems and saves time and money in Aerospace
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Giving the Defense Industry High-Strength Additive Manufacturing Applications

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US Military Overcomes Supply Chain Risks with 3D Printing

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3D Printing Lifts Drone Innovation to New Heights

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Aerospace Application Spotlight

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Building a 3D printed rocket

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From Concept Model to Passenger Airplane

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News & Blog

News about materials, machines and applications plus explainers and more - All relevant to the Aerospace industry

The Benefits of 3D Printing in Drone Making

How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings

How Airbus is Using 3D Printing to Reduce Aircraft Emissions