AM for Security and Defence

The Additive Manufacturing Advantage

Additive manufacturing is no strange device in the security and defence arsenal. It is a proven force in helping win the race to market, in reducing manufacturing costs, in shortening the supply chain.

Our range of 3D printing technologies offers you exceptional opportunities in design development and prototyping for validation and functionality. We pride ourselves on working with you to ensure materials and results meet your expectations precisely.

Concept Visualisation

• Accelerate your product design phase. Scaled and real, tangible digital image visualisation

• Design for performance without traditional limitations

• Customise endlessly and validate for engineering

Prototyping

• Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with rapid validation prototyping and testing

• Accelerate early stages of development with quick and inexpensive functionality testing

• Customise options based on OEM needs and enable brand differentiation

Production and LV Manufacturing

• Customise batches with minimal loss from design changes

• Deliver extreme precision and unfailing endurance from design freedom

• Increase efficiencies and reduce costs with rapid, precise tooling options for vac casting, injection moulding and silicone moulding

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SLA in the Security and Defence Sector

Concept Visualisation

Large print areas enable defence and security design engineers to produce high detail, robust, superbly finished, finely detailed concept models for aerodynamic and form and fit testing.

Validation Prototyping

SLA offers the bed size, durability, ABS-resemblance, water resistance, and transparency where required. It enables fine detailing for large and small components.

Pre-production

SLA is the perfect solution to low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required.

Applications

Aesthetic prototypes such as consoles, joysticks, lenses, grips, jigs and fixtures, tooling, panels, and low end production runs for interior build-outs.

SLS in the Security and Defence Sector

Validation Prototyping

Creating surrogate parts to check form and fit, particularly for applications requiring high temperatures and high levels of strength and durability. SLS enables the engineer to design parts with variable wall thicknesses to increase strength to weight ratios.

Pre-production

SLS can help with low cost tooling production, especially when low numbers of finely detailed parts are required. SLS is also ideal for the creation of jigs and fixtures for pre-production parts.

Applications

Prototyping for heat resistant functional parts; ducting and bellows; complex interlocking parts in very low volumes.

FFF in the Security and Defence Sector

Validation Prototyping

Check form and fit for cockpit applications requiring high levels of strength and durability.

Production

FFF, reinforced with Kevlar, carbon or Fiberglass, produces strong, lightweight, end-use parts with considerable costs and time savings.

Applications

Fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, and end-use parts which need to be stiff and strong, and durable. We have produced parts for weapons, armour and field-communication systems requiring an element of blast resistance.

DLS in the Security and Defence Sector

Cut production costs with parts on demand

We know that if you are to win that race to market, you also need to be able to create high-strength production parts in a tight time frame. Or, you’ll need to flex your supply chain with end-use parts on demand. They’ll comprise complex geometries yet need to be tough enough to endure the rigors of flight.

We can help you deliver on value and on economies of scale. Our revolutionary additive manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™ opens up exciting production and customisation opportunities. It produces parts with all the qualities of injection moulded plastics without the tooling costs. It offers an array of specially formulated materials, from rigid, fire-resistant polyurethanes to ultra-impact absorbent elastomers.

Production

Print end-use parts with consistent isotropic and mechanical properties. Multiple parts provide scale economics, including customized functional knobs, electrical casing.

Applications

Fire-retardant component parts, seals, button covers, brackets and mounts, electrical housing, jigs, fixtures and tooling.