Belgium-based 3D printing service company Materialise obtains the certifications for 3D printed end-use parts produced for aeronautic and aerospace customers.
By obtaining EN9100 and EASA 21G certification, the company has started authorised delivery of airworthy additive manufactured end-use parts in addition to prototypes. These certifications currently only cover the manufacturing of plastic parts, but there are plans to certify additional materials in the future.
Director of Materialise’s Factory for 3D Printing, Jurgen Laudus: “We at Materialise have enjoyed a long collaboration with the aerospace industry as providers of high-quality prototypes, production tools and cutting-edge software. We have also recognized the growing demand for the manufacturing of end-use parts that are ready to take to the skies. By obtaining these certifications, we are ready to fulfil this demand by additively manufacturing functional end-use parts for partners throughout the sector in order to improve the overall performance of their aircraft.”
3D printing of end-use parts for aircrafts can help to significantly reduce its weight and operating costs, while improving fuel efficiency and performance.