Aerospace & Defense

Leverage the benefits of 3D printing

How we can help

PaliProto 3D is able to provide general, low run manufacturing solutions for non-critical, off flight platform parts such as maintenance tooling, jigs, and prototypes in industry accepted materials. We are also able to provide general reverse engineering, design, and prototyping services.

We work with direct partners who are ITAR, ISO9001/AS9100, NDT certified and specialized on a per project basis.

Understand how Additive Technologies are being used in the wider industry

The aerospace and defense sectors have been leveraging the benefits of 3D printers for many years now. As such, additive technologies have already changed the way these sectors think and operate. Additive technologies have enabled innovation and experimentation while allowing for tighter controls and production. At the same time, additive manufacturing provides a competitive edge for advanced space and flight platforms by allowing for faster, cheaper and lighter production with chemically-resistant, high-strength and heat-resistant polymers, materials and resins. Advances in materials sciences have also enabled an explosion in real world and potential applications.

Example Applications:

Repair and Maintenance, Prototyping, R&D, Production Parts, Jigs, Fixtures, Tooling, Bridge / Gap Production, quality assurance (QA), Quality Inspection, on / off flight fabrication, metal 3D printing, fuel tanks, spare parts, virtual inventories and more.

Example Benefits:

Consolidation of Bill of Materials (BOM) through part simplification

Design Freedom

Just-in-Time (JuT) Manufacturing

Distributed Production

Accelerated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)

Supply Chain Consolidation

Lightweighting for fuel consumption / costs / emission control

Reliable validation and QA processes

Tooling cost reductions

In house production of functional prototypes

Further Reading on this Industry:

https://www.jabil.com/blog/3d-printing-in-aerospace-and-defense-manufacturing.html

https://formlabs.com/blog/additive-manufacturing-3d-printing-in-aerospace

https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/additive-manufacturing-aerospace

https://www.3dsystems.com/industries/aerospace-defense

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/tech/3d-printer-plane-airbus/index.html

Example parts: