3D printed components in the aerospace industry 19 November 2020

3d-prototyp GmbH, a Bossard company, has received the official aviation certification EN 9100:2018 in Switzerland. The seal of approval is a prerequisite for supplying the aerospace industry with 3D printed components.

Although a forward-looking technology, additive manufacturing is still used very little in Switzerland. Since October 2020, 3d-prototyp GmbH has been the only 3D printing service provider in Switzerland that is certified according to EN 9100 and already has many years of experience in the production of aerospace parts using high performance materials (Ultem TM 9085, Ultem TM 1010, Nylon 12, Nylon 12CF).

As a competent partner in additive manufacturing, 3d-prototyp GmbH supports the realisation of high-quality aerospace components. With its 3D printing solutions, it can produce airworthy parts from durable and certified materials. Its 3D printer portfolio includes the Stratasys Fortus F900, the largest installation space in Switzerland for aerospace parts (914mm x 609mm x 914mm).

“In our competence centre in Dietikon we rely on real and practical experience. This gives our customers the unique opportunity to directly experience innovative technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, MultiMaterial-Welding or bonding. The ideas of our customers are the incentive for us to implement them with a perfectly tailored solution. Our highest principle is product-neutral, demand-oriented consulting. We also offer complete solutions in the aerospace sector with KVT locking, fastening and bonding technology,” commented the company.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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