Rapid prototyping and 3D printing for aerospace.

From prototyping to production, Applied Rapid Technologies is your 3D printing partner.

As innovation in aerospace continues to soar, Advanced Rapid Prototyping provides next-generation rapid prototyping and 3D Printing technologies to the industry for unparalleled support. Our seasoned team has established long-lasting relationships within the aerospace industry, ranging from material suppliers to production equipment manufacturers. The net result makes creating the designs developed for our aerospace customers easier and more cost-efficient.

Aerospace companies have been quick to embrace the advantages of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Whether it is for rapid prototypes at a project's design and development stage, tooling to be used in production, or parts built in functional materials as end-use components – aerospace clients benefit from ART's quarter century of expertise and understanding of complex engineering challenges.

Case Studies

  • Aerospace

    GENERAL DYNAMICS

    Challenge

    Working with three-dimentional CAD models from General Dynamics, ART was tasked with creating 1:25 scale-models or NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Our engineers almost immediately encounted a serious complication: when shrunk to scale, certain components - including wafer-thin solar panels became too small and fragile for fabrication.

    ART Solution

    Improving the original CAD model prior to fabrication enabled ART to create easily-assembled sections for the final desktop models. We consolidated parts and assemblies into 26 components - enlarging and thickening specific details to ensure stability and visibility. Our expert technicians and craftsmen completed 25 scale models.


    Results

    The models were such a resounding success that a second order for 25 units was placed shortly thereafter.


  • Electronics

Aerospace

GENERAL DYNAMICS

Challenge

Working with three-dimentional CAD models from General Dynamics, ART was tasked with creating 1:25 scale-models or NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Our engineers almost immediately encounted a serious complication: when shrunk to scale, certain components - including wafer-thin solar panels became too small and fragile for fabrication.

ART Solution

Improving the orignal CAD model prior to fabrication enabled ART to create easily-assembled sections for the final desktop models. We consolidated parts and assemblines into 26 components - enlarging and thickenng specific details to ensure stability and visibility. Our expert technicians and craftsmen completed 25 scale models.


Results

The models were such a resounding success that a second order for 25 units was placed shortly thereafter.

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