The lightest performance grade materials

The aerospace industry was a trailblazer when it came to identifying the benefits of additive manufacturing, and there is no sign of the momentum slowing down.

Aerospace manufacturers have seen significant cost and time savings by embracing the 3D printing era and it’s not difficult to understand why many are constantly increasing their investment in this arena.

The aerospace industry continues to face stern challenges. A dramatic increase in air travel across the world places greater demand on aircraft while any downtime waiting for replacement components must be kept to an absolute minimum.

Against such a backdrop, it is clear why aerospace business makes up a significant portion of the additive manufacturing market.

Whatever the stage of the process – from prototypes to customisation to the point of final production – 3D product printing has a role to play in the manufacturing of parts which push the boundaries of engineering complexity.

Whether it be fuel nozzles, temperature sensors or fuel mixers to name but a few, 3D printing will produce substantially lighter 3D parts, leading to a significant upturn in performance when it comes to fuel consumption and efficiency.

As a whole, the industry has been a long-term advocate of aerospace 3D printing and that commitment will only continue in the future.

Why choose Ricoh 3D?

As leading 3D printing experts, we have the combination of the latest 3D printing technologies, materials and expertise to enhance your aerospace manufacturing business and ensure it stands the test of time during a constantly-evolving period for the industry.

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