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    The Sky’s the Limit

    Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace
    Efficiently and Sustainably Produced High-Tech Parts

Want to manufacture functional parts with complex geometries and defined aerodynamic properties cost-effectively and as quickly as possible? Unthinkable? No.  
Engine and turbine parts are typical examples of what’s possible with industrial 3D printing, as well as parts for cabin interiors.

Functional integration, the development of increasingly complex designs and the parts that come with them are key drivers in the aerospace industry. Saving materials and weight, reduces both the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions. Today, these topics are more important than ever before. That’s why leading aerospace companies have long been integrating additive manufacturing technology when planning their production strategies for the future.

In close collaboration with leading companies from the aerospace sector, we have accomplished and accompanied many different success stories.


Our added value takes the form of a consistent solution: from the provision and implementation of 3D printing systems to individual consulting and support with qualified processes for materials, systems, parts or complete assemblies. This intensive collaboration is advancing the industry’s innovative strength. A few major market players are planning to additively manufacture significant sections of their aircraft’s interiors in the upcoming years.

At a Glance Advantages of 3D Printing for Aerospace

Less Weight

Industrial 3D printing can manufacture very strong and lightweight structures that achieve weight reductions of around 40-60 %. The effects: leaner cost structures, material savings and lower fuel consumption. 

Functional Integration

The process allows maximum functionality to be integrated into as few parts as possible. The advantages: assembly and quality assurance costs are reduced, and the vulnerabilities associated with assemblies of many different components are eliminated.

More Flexible Production Planning

The tool-free production process allows product adaptations to be implemented more quickly. Spare part storage can be significantly reduced by manufacturing on demand without an extended lead time. The cost advantages become strongly apparent over the long life cycles of aircraft.

Industry-Compliant Materials & Strengths

EOS systems process specialized materials for the aerospace industry. 3D printed parts meet industry-specific requirements to various safety-relevant hazard levels commonly used in aerospace. 

Complex Parts

Industrial 3D printing enables a wide range of design optimizations – from part customization and upgrades to exclusive innovations that can only be manufactured additively. 

Lower CO2 Emissions

More efficient engine, turbine and lightweight parts for interiors reduce the fuel consumption and hence the CO2 emissions of aircraft.

Significant Cost Reductions

Additive manufacturing is a tool-free process. This means that significant cost savings can be achieved in comparison to conventional manufacturing processes.