Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense
Driving Manufacturing Efficiency – MRO and the Aircrafts of Tomorrow
From fast custom tooling to large surrogate parts and digital inventories, AON3D printers help OEMs, MROs, Tier suppliers, and eVTOLs revolutionize their manufacturing processes. Ungated access to the world’s most advanced thermoplastics and a massive build volume provide 90%+ reduction in costs and lead times for thousands of aviation and space applications..
Fast, Custom Tooling for Manufacturing and MRO
Save weeks and thousands on a per part basis with on-demand tooling. The AON M2+ is a proven versatile tooling solution for maintaining, assembling, and fabricating aerospace components and assemblies.
Custom Jigs & Fixtures
Improve manufacturing efficiency with same-day custom jigs and fixtures capable of withstanding the most demanding applications.
Manufacture full-scale placeholder parts for use in training and manufacturing processes which are later replaced in final assemblies.
Create high strength dimple dies, press brake dies, hydroforming tooling, and more with the world’s strongest thermoplastics.
From vacuum forming to composite molds, high temperature 3D printing provides a fast, affordable, and durable tooling solution.
Prototype & Bridge Tooling
Whether developing new tooling or waiting for production, high temperature 3D printing provides a quick and affordable solution.
Digital Warehousing – Transform Physical to Digital Inventory
Free up hundreds of thousands of dollars in tooling inventory with on-demand manufacturing. Utilizing digital inventories and AON3D printers, engineers can stay ahead of supply chain disruptions, mitigate part obsolescence, and transmit parts wirelessly across the globe in seconds.
Short Run End-Use Parts & Functional Prototypes
With high temperature 3D printing, engineers can print parts in high-performance materials with proven use cases in highly regulated industries, such as aviation.
Cabin Interior Components
3D print UL94 V-0 flammability rated materials that meet FAR 25.853 flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements, such as ULTEM™ 9085
3D print materials, such as PEEK and PEKK, that can maintain mechanical properties under extreme thermal cycling and exhibit low outgassing under vacuum.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
3D print materials with better strength to weight ratios than many metals for lightweight, high strength Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Print parts that meet funcional requierments with access to the best mechnical, thermal, and chemical resistive properties currently available in 3D printing.
Access Aerospace Grade Materials
A high strength, thermally stable, and chemical resistive material that meets many FAA or EASA regulations including UL94 V-0 flammability rating and FAR 25.853 (FST) requirements.
- High Tensile Strength
- Lightweight Metal Replacement
- FST Compliant
An easier-to-print high performance polymer with great mechanical properties under thermal cycling, radiation and chemical resistance, and exhibits no outgassing under vacuum.
- Extreme Thermal Resistance
- High Tensile Strength
- Easier to Print
A low-cost, high strength, and rigid material that is perfect for functional prototypes, lightweight end of arm tooling, and many other tooling applications.
- High Stiffness
- Strong & Durable
Compliant with RoHS Standards, ABS ESD is low-cost solution for fixtures when handling aircraft parts susceptible to damage from electrostatic discharge.
- 107– 109 Ω Surface Resistivity
With Open Materials engineers are free to print the materials they want with the part properties the need and at affordable prices. Discover what’s possible on our materials page.
- No Unlock Fees
- Access High Performance Materials
- Explore & Develop New Materials
Canadian Space Agency Utilizes AON3D to Print Parts for Space
Learn how CSA went from concept to parts on the ISS in weeks while saving thousands of dollars.
Replacing metals with polymers is not only possible but becoming increasingly more prevalent.
The US is set to return to the moon in 2022 with help from 3D printed aerospace-grade materals.
The ROI of High Temperature 3D Printing
An empirical analysis of the time, costs, and limitations to produce individual and short run parts across several manufacturing methods.
“What’s Next” Pioneering Expandable Space Structures
Learn how one company leverages 3D printed end-use composite tooling to pioneer the future of space travel and habitation.
3D printed parts will be taken to new heights onboard Astrobotic’s Peregine Lunar Lander.
How to 3D Print PEEK, PEKK, and ULTEM™
Learn how to 3D print the world’s most advanced polymers to create high strength, high heat, and chemical resistive end-use parts.
A new formulation of Polyimide was put to the test, exhibiting near bulk properties while sustaining a 432kg load.