3D Printing for the Aerospace Industry

Success in Aerospace is built on early adoption and rapid implementation. 3D printing enables complexity, small-batch production, and new lightweight materials.

Lightweight components and efficient energy conversion are the cornerstones of aerospace where small improvements lead to millions in savings. It is no surprise that all the leading aerospace companies have already adopted and implemented 3D printing production as part of their standard workflow. 3YOURMIND offers a software management solution to ensure that your implementation of the solution is efficient and effective.

Experience an immediate review of all the components in your inventory to reveal which components can be best improved with 3D printing technology. Use inventory management to print the components in-house or with industrial 3D print services for an immediate impact on your production. Collaboration tools built directly into the service also assist in intelligent design decisions and rapid prototyping to ensure that new component design move into the testing phase as quickly as possible.

Weight is a primary concern and the new generation of 3D printed micro lattice materials and bio-inspired structural components will ensure that 3D components become a large part of future aircraft to lock in those savings. Having efficient 3D printing management to ensure that those components can be printed exactly when and where they are needed will lead to huge gains in productivity. Additive Manufacturing only requires new 3D files and raw material, the requirement for factory retooling lies in the past. This is particularly important for the small batch production that is utilized in space travel.

With the gains to be had from implementing 3D printing in aerospace becoming clearer with every year, the next leading edge will come from a software platform to effectively manage and implement that production.

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3YOURMIND solves a huge problem in bringing additive manufacturing to the broad mass: with 3YOURMIND, 3D-data are analysed and optimised for printing in a matter of seconds. This saves a lot of time and money.

A tremendous additional benefit for the customers is the direct integration into the CAD programs.

Dr. Hans Langer, EOS Metal 3D Printing


Dr. Hans Langer

CEO

Aerospace Fan being Reviewed in 3YOURMIND Viewer

3D printing produces new geometries that allow for extreme gains in efficiency or weight, particularly in rocket engines.

Use the same machinery to produce vastly different components to save material, time and money.

Graphic showing distributed production of 3D components for aerospace
Microlattice Lightweight Material developed for Boeing by HRL Laboratories
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HRL Laboratories

3D printed micro lattices and bioinspired designs allow new forms and lightweight components .  

Print complex 3D models that are preassembled or combine elements to save production steps.  

AM Part Identifier from 3YOURMIND - Project Screen

3D Produced Metal Component 

Use rapid prototyping with high quality output for effective design reviews and short testing periods.

Produce 3D parts in any location around the world without sacrificing quality

World Map indicating the Potential for Distributed Production using Additive Manufacturing 

Optimize your 3D printing workflow
to maintain your competitive edge.