Aerospace and Aeronautics

It takes quality engineering to get an aircraft up in the sky. And with the design freedom offered by Additive Manufacturing, producing aircraft is becoming more efficient and cost-effective than ever. From lightweight components to certified series production, we know that aircraft components require an unconventional touch.

Design and Engineering

In a never-ending search for lighter and more durable components, the aeronautics industry is a true driver for state-of-the-art design and engineering. Use the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite to get a head start on clever designs for Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Prototyping. 

Rapid Prototyping

Prototypes not only need to match the final result as closely as possible, they always need to be ready ‘yesterday’. The sooner you can show your concept to the customer, the sooner you’re talking business. Thanks to our large capacity, a wide range of technologies covering metals as well as plastics, and a team of dedicated software specialists, we can react quickly and be ready whenever you are. 

Services

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Enables you to create highly accurate prototypes rapidly and cost-efficiently

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Technologies

  • Stereolithography
    Suited for accurate, single-build prototypes of parts such as doors, seats and tables

  • Vacuum Casting
    Perfect for rapidly producing one-off prototype or end-use series

 

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Additive Manufacturing

For short production series of end-use components, Additive Manufacturing offers a cost-effective solution with no need to invest in molds or tooling. It’s an ideal manufacturing method for short production series, including spare parts and replacement parts for retrofitted planes. For production tools such as jigs, fixtures, cable guides, grippers and brackets, Additive Manufacturing makes it possible to customize these tools exactly to your own assembly line’s needs.

Our aerospace manufacturing process, backed by certifications EN9100 and EASA Part 21G, gives you access to Europe’s largest single-site Factory for 3D Printing. We offer two materials specifically for end-use components in aerospace applications, each with a high strength-to-weight ratio and certified flame resistance: Ultem 9085 and PA 2241 FR.

Services

Certified Additive Manufacturing

Certified Additive Manufacturing

Ideal for low-volume end-use component production such as spare parts or small series

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Technologies

  • Laser Sintering
    Create sturdy, lightweight and flame-retardant end-use parts or production tools

  • Fused deposition modeling
    Provides a high strength-to-weight ratio and durable, heat-resistant end-use parts

 

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