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Additive Manufacturing for Space Exploration

3D printing is changing the game in the new space race

Additive Manufacturing plays an increasingly important role in space technology. The technology enables the creation of complex parts and structures that would be difficult or impossible to manufacture using traditional methods, making it well-suited for space applications where weight and size constraints are critical.

Overall, Additive Manufacturing offers several benefits for space technology, including cost savings, weight reduction, on-demand manufacturing, and parts consolidation. Typical 3D printed space applications include rocket components, satellite parts, and heat exchangers.

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Our leading expertise in high-end coating solutions, materials and additive manufacturing technologies, offers a vertically integrated approach that provides a comprehensive solution to demanding aerospace and space technology needs.

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Why choose Oerlikon AM as your partner?

The Oerlikon AM Team includes specialists with strong backgrounds in aerospace and defense. With them we provide:

  • AS9100, ITAR registered, full spectrum AM capabilities for quality control and traceability, and affordability, with powder atomization, R&D, and production all delivered in-house
  • Aerospace specific Applications Engineering with focus on areas like Generative Design/Lightweighting, highly customized parts, weld elimination, reverse engineering and replacement of obsolete parts
  • Support for material and component qualification
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Material development, data set/ design allowables generation, R&D, application engineering, series production and prototypes

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