3D Printing In Defence

Manufacturing what you need, when and where you need it

Want to find out more about what is possible with additive?

Tooling
Replacement parts
Prototypes
Fixtures
Customisation

Why does the Defence sector use Additive Manufacturing?

Additive is capable of creating detailed jet engine models, military-grade equipment protection, drone housing and much more. 3D printers are being deployed where needed to enable faster repairs of vehicles or aircraft by printing both replacement parts and tools that may be required to install them.

Are 3D printers and materials suitable for use in Defence?

The Markforged X7 Field Edition is an all-in-one system designed to go from packaging to printing in under 3 minutes with materials, replacement parts, and tools needed for months of deployment in the harshest environments. Parts are super strong and can be reinforced with continuous fibre. The FX20 from Markforged prints with an ULTEM™ material which is certified to print flight-ready parts.

Why additive over conventional manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing is well known for enabling flexibility and agility from prototyping and tooling to creating end use parts. 3D print what you need, when and where you need it. Parts are accurate, repeatable and reliable. The best desktop and industrial 3D printers are easy to use and maintain whether on military bases or deployed in the field.

Considering investing in additive manufacturing?

Additive-X will help you make a fully-informed decision with applications engineering, demonstrations, 3D printing as a service, hands-on workshops and much more so you don’t waste time or money.

Ideal For Defence Printing

Markforged X7 Field Edition

Rugged, field-deployable industrial 3D printer for tactical response to supply challenges in remote locations

Markforged FX20™

Large, fast industrial 3D printer for Continuous Fibre Reinforcement and printing in ULTEM™ Filament

Markforged Metal X

Accessible fabrication of complex metal parts in the widest variety of advanced metals.

Markforged X7

Uncompromised strength and precision, with industrial-grade mechatronics

Formlabs Form 3L

SLA 3d printer for large-scale part production, higher throughput

Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W

Truly rapid SLS for high-performance parts in hours, not days - Nylon 11, 11-CF, Nylon 12, 12-GF

Multiple Brands • Multiple Technologies • Supplier to the MOD

Additive-X have a unique approach to fit your unique requirements

Defence

Case Studies

Learn more about the benefits of AdM in Defence from military case studies and user stories

U.S. Army Utilising Markforged to Decrease Downtime

3D Printing and the Armed Forces

3D Printing Aircraft Tools, Fixtures, and Prototypes with Royal Netherlands Air Force and Ultimaker

Defence

3D Success In Videos

Find out more about the benefits of AdM in Defence - high strength - customisation - mitigating supply-chain risk and more
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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

Demonstrations • Workshops • Custom Sample Prints

Ready to take the next step? With Additive-X you’re in safe-hands

Defence

News & Blog

Stories of the military using 3D printing all over the world

How Cannon Air Force Base 3D Prints Tools for Airmen in the Field

3D Printed Aircraft Nozzle

3D Printed Diesel Fuel Injector Adapter

Additive Manufacturing with Composites in Aerospace and Defence

Fiber-Reinforced 3D Printing Provides Military-Grade Toughness for Genasun

How Labman Automation Cut Down Costs by 75% with 3D Printing

3D Printed Aircraft Nozzle

3D Printed Diesel Fuel Injector Adapter

Fiber-Reinforced 3D Printing Provides Military-Grade Toughness for Genasun

Additive Manufacturing with Composites in Aerospace and Defence