Aerospace

MakerBot additive manufacturing solutions empower the top aerospace manufacturers to produce high-performance parts for the most demanding applications.

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Aerospace

MakerBot additive manufacturing solutions empower the top aerospace manufacturers to produce high-performance parts for the most demanding applications.

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Whether you are a designer concepting the next generation autonomous spacecraft, or a manufacturing engineer on the assembly line of a major OEM, MakerBot has a solution for you.

Aerospace Pillar 2

Gain Added Design Confidence and Reduce Risk

From concept models to test assemblies, 3D printing gives you the unique ability to quickly hold your CAD design in just hours. Whether you are designing electronics housing or an interior latch you’ll probably want to check fit and function before it gets to production (or at least before your boss finds a mistake). Just print, review, make a design change, and print a new one - all well before your deadline.

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Fast-Turn Manufacturing Tools and Aids

Constant improvement on the assembly line means quickly identifying an opportunity and acting on it. With a 3D printer by your side, you can work with the assembly technicians to design and produce tools to save time, reduce human strain, and increase line consistency. Within hours you can design and print gauges, drill jigs, alignment fixtures, and ergonomic tools. Maximize your team’s productivity with a digital library of tools - the next time that door gap gauge goes missing just print a new one on-demand.

Aerospace Pillar 3

On-Site Digital Supply Chain for Aircraft Maintenance

Repair and maintenance means spare parts or long lead times. Spare parts means warehousing. When space is at a premium - such as at an airport or on a base - you need to maximize every square foot.
Store replacement parts and spare tools in a digital inventory to be manufactured on-demand with one or more 3D printers.

Whether you are a designer concepting the next generation autonomous spacecraft, or a manufacturing engineer on the assembly line of a major OEM, MakerBot has a solution for you.

Aerospace Pillar 2

Gain Added Design Confidence and Reduce Risk

From concept models to test assemblies, 3D printing gives you the unique ability to quickly hold your CAD design in just hours. Whether you are designing electronics housing or an interior latch you’ll probably want to check fit and function before it gets to production (or at least before your boss finds a mistake).

Just print, review, make a design change, and print a new one - all well before your deadline.

Iteration diagram

Fast-Turn Manufacturing Tools and Aids

Constant improvement on the assembly line means quickly identifying an opportunity and acting on it. With a 3D printer by your side, you can work with the assembly technicians to design and produce tools to save time, reduce human strain, and increase line consistency.

Within hours you can design and print gauges, drill jigs, alignment fixtures, and ergonomic tools. Maximize your team’s productivity with a digital library of tools - the next time that door gap gauge goes missing just print a new one on-demand.

Aerospace Pillar 3

On-Site Digital Supply Chain for Aircraft Maintenance

Repair and maintenance means spare parts or long lead times. Spare parts means warehousing. When space is at a premium - such as at an airport or on a base - you need to maximize every square foot.

Store replacement parts and spare tools in a digital inventory to be manufactured on-demand with one or more 3D printers.

How Top Aerospace Professionals are Launching Innovation with METHOD

Triton Space Technologies

“The METHOD X 3D printer has evolved as a tool, providing us with a high level of reliability during part production. In our line of business, this is essential – especially in comparison to other 3D printers where there’s a risk that the final part will not come out as you’d expect."

Luke Colby - President & CEO

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How Top Aerospace Professionals are Launching Innovation with METHOD

Triton Space Technologies

“The METHOD X 3D printer has evolved as a tool, providing us with a high level of reliability during part production. In our line of business, this is essential – especially in comparison to other 3D printers where there’s a risk that the final part will not come out as you’d expect."

Luke Colby - President & CEO

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Luke Colby is the President and CEO of Triton Space Technologies - a Boston, Massachusetts-based engineering design and manufacturing company which specializes in producing rocket propulsion systems. Luke and his team were faced with the challenge of prototyping lunar lander engine components for an upcoming lunar mission on a truncated time-table. They were able to utilize METHOD X to quickly and cheaply test the injector head assemblies (among other parts) before moving into machining stages with expensive space-grade metals.

Triton sample part

Pump valve

Printer: METHOD X
Material: ABS
Print Time: 11h 19m

Luke Colby is the President and CEO of Triton Space Technologies - a Boston, Massachusetts-based engineering design and manufacturing company which specializes in producing rocket propulsion systems. Luke and his team were faced with the challenge of prototyping lunar lander engine components for an upcoming lunar mission on a truncated time-table. They were able to utilize METHOD X to quickly and cheaply test the injector head assemblies (among other parts) before moving into machining stages with expensive space-grade metals.

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Jamco America

“METHOD helped us improve our process to meet our goals of rapid prototyping and many iterations, very quickly.” The combination of a Circulating Heated Build Chamber and PVA water-soluble support material also enable industrial-level dimensional accuracy while printing highly complex geometries.”

John Cornell - Manager of Product Research & Development

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John Cornell is Manager of Product Research & Development at Jamco America - a leading supplier of commercial aircraft interiors. John’s team is based halfway around the world from their main headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, but conveniently just down the street from one of their largest customers - Boeing. To make this location work, John’s team acquired the MakerBot METHOD 3D printer as one of their primary tools for developing new designs of components that they can not only review internally, but that are good enough to show their clients just down the road.

Jamco sample part 1

G7 SNAP

Printer: METHOD X
Material: ABS
Print Time: 4h 28m

Jamco Smaple part 2

Bracket

Printer: METHOD X
Material: N12 Nylon Carbon Fiber
Print Time: 7h 38m

Jamco America

“METHOD helped us improve our process to meet our goals of rapid prototyping and many iterations, very quickly.” The combination of a Circulating Heated Build Chamber and PVA water-soluble support material also enable industrial-level dimensional accuracy while printing highly complex geometries.”

John Cornell - Manager of Product Research & Development

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Lockheed Martin

“They’re basically running non-stop, all day long, and have enabled a lot of really quick iterations for parts that may have otherwise slowed completion of the final product.”

Guy Chriqui - research engineer

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Lockheed Martin

“They’re basically running non-stop, all day long, and have enabled a lot of really quick iterations for parts that may have otherwise slowed completion of the final product.”

Guy Chriqui - research engineer

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Aerospace companies we work with

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Produce dimensionally accurate aerospace tools, design prototypes, and parts on-demand.

From rigid, lightweight on-car Carbon Fiber parts, to real mass manufacturing materials like ASA and PC for prototyping.

From the design table to the assembly plant - start, manage, and monitor all of your print jobs on one centralized platform.

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