Additive manufacturing for defense and aviation


Increase efficiency and reduce costs

Up to 70%
weight reduction

Up to 90%
faster time to market

Reduce Weight, Improve Functionality, and Consolidate Parts

With our decades of experience in additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry, we use our consultative approach to help you create airworthy parts with reduced weight and improved performance. We are uniquely qualified to help you rapidly design and produce consolidated components for aerospace and defense applications, accelerate the certification process, and optimize your entire supply chain.

Additive Manufacturing Applications for Aerospace and Defense

Lightweight Brackets

Use our advanced direct metal printing to produce lightweight aerospace parts at reduced operational costs that enable greater fuel efficiency. Using topological optimization, you can design highly complex features that maintain or even improve material strength.


Create fewer, optimized parts while lowering the costs of manufacturing. Using our additive manufacturing and consulting for aerospace and defense enables a single 3D printed component to replace multiple subcomponents. This means consolidating these subcomponents into a monolithic design, which contributes to weight reduction, fewer bolted and welded joints, and improved overall system performance.

Heat Exchangers

Maximize heat transfer and minimize temperature fluctuations by integrating heat-exchanging structures into a single, 3D printed design. Unlike traditional methods, our leading additive manufacturing allows for the production of efficient, high-performance thermal management parts through a streamlined process that reduces time to market.

Investment Casting Patterns

Skip the expense of injection molding tooling for casting patterns. Our advanced software, hardware, and materials enable you to use investment casting workflows to cast 3D printed molds in a fraction of the time and cost. Aerospace parts manufacturers can move directly from CAD to casting pattern with fewer design limitations and quickly create hollow patterns capable of far greater design complexity.

Electric Engine Components

With the constantly growing eVTOL and other electric flying vehicle platforms, it is important to have electric motors and their main components (e.g.: stators, rotors, heat exchangers, etc.) optimized by creating lightweight, highly efficient structures.

Radio Frequency (RF) Passive Hardware

Radio frequency (RF) passive hardware is a family of parts that conduct an electromagnetic signal. They can guide, filter, modulate or amplify a signal in different stages of a typical communication chain from earth to a satellite and back. Learn more about the drivers to select our technology to design and manufacture these components.