Aerospace & Defense are very fast moving fields, where the demands must be met quickly and cost-efficiently. Therefore expensive and time consuming development projects and productions are no longer possible. 3D printing enables the competitiveness and the production of ultra-polymer end-use parts. The characteristics of high performance polymers are known to those working in the field, but now several non-critical parts can be produced in-house, and the information stays in-house and the manufacturing costs of the parts are relatively low.
Aerospace & Defense are in the forefront of engineering, and the success of the design depends on the optimized strength-to-weight ratio. 3D printing with ultra-polymers is the answer to both challenges. With 3D printing the component structure can be optimized for forms that would be challenging to traditional manufacturing methods. In 3D printing the parts can be sealed on the outer surface and reinforced with honeycomb structure on the inside, thus tuning the strength-to-weight ratio into a new dimension.