Aerospace

Enjoy lighter parts without sacrificing quality and sturdiness

3D printing is a perfect match for the needs of the aeronautics industry, which requires reliable, efficient, leading-edge technologies that make for more lightweight and durable components.

Additive manufacturing offers several key advantages:

  • No obligation for you to order major volumes;
  • Substantially lower fuel consumption thanks to lighter parts;
  • Lower number of parts required to produce an assembly;
  • Optimized manufacturing, generally at lower cost; and
  • Elimination of issues with part complexity in terms of geometric, physical and financial feasibility.
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Our Products

1. Low-volume production

Leveraging our 3D printing expertise to produce individual units or short series brings you substantial time and financial savings. In most cases, additive manufacturing is faster than traditional manufacturing and requires no tooling.

  • Interior panels and finishes
  • Yoke control handles
  • Clips, supports and fasteners
  • Logos
  • Ventilation ducts
  • Special parts for private airplanes

2. Functional prototype production

To produce functional prototypes, we use engineering thermoplastics with properties comparable to those of the final parts. 3D-printed functional prototypes speed up your parts’ development by allowing them to be tested and corrected both quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the above-mentioned parts, we also make:

  • Parts for marketing, sales and photo shoots
  • Exterior and interior panels
  • Parts for wind tunnel testing
  • Substitution parts
    • While waiting to receive the original
    • To validate machining programs
    • To validate CMM inspection programs

3. Specialized tooling and jig production

When it comes to your manufacturing and assembly methods, we provide tooling that meets aeronautics industry requirements for quality and safety while maximizing your operational efficiency.

  • Positioning tools
  • Maintenance tools
  • Assembly tools
  • Complex-geometry wire protectors
  • CMM fixtures
  • Drilling, cutting and finishing jigs

Our Services

1. Dimensional inspection

  • Molds
  • Internal and cockpit parts
  • Ventilation ducts
  • FAIR

2. Reverse engineering

  • Molds from previous programs
  • Parts from previous programs
  • Retrofitting

The Solaxis Difference

Expertise

  • Optimization via 3D printing
  • Dimensional inspection and GD&T
  • Specialized tooling:
    • PLC programming
    • Pneumatic logic circuits (loop, and, or, etc.)
    • Vision sensors and electronics
  • Certified AS9100C
Compare our materials
  • Self-lubricating thermoplastics to minimize wear
  • Impact resistance
  • Hybrid assemblies: possibility of combining thermoplastics, aluminum and metals

Modern facilities

  • A variety of cutting-edge manufacturing equipment
  • Finishing department that meets the aeronautics standard
  • Reliability guaranteed by our auxiliary equipment:
    • Industrial generator and UPS backup, as well as high-performance servers
    • ERP system and EPDM vault