Aerospace

3D Printed Certified Aerospace Parts

Enjoy lighter parts without sacrificing quality and sturdiness! Solaxis manufactures aircraft interior parts certified for flight (ULTEM 9085) by industrial 3D printing. Our technology 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
  • Elimination of issues with part complexity in terms of geometric, physical and financial feasibility
3D Printed Certified Aerospace Parts
Certified flight parts 3d printed

Certified flight parts 3d printed

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
  • Ventilation ducts
  • Special parts for private airplanes
  • Yoke control handles
  • Clips, supports and fasteners
  • Logos
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Functional prototype production

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:

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

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
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Quality
THE HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTION PROCESS, IT STRUCTURE AND DATA AUTOMATION DEVELOPED BY SOLAXIS ASSURE GOOD MANAGEMENT AND TRACEABILITY OF PROJECTS IN THE AEROSPACE SECTOR.
Quality assurance

Quality assurance

  • Continuous improvement program
  • Solaxis’s quality policy
  • Efficient and automated quality system
  • Focus on industry 4.0: innovation, automation and excellent reliability
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Product compliance management

Product compliance management

  • Dimensional Inspection
  • Conformity of raw materials
  • Conformity procedure
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High-quality production

High-quality production

  • Understanding phase
  • Design and programming phase
  • Production phase
  • Quality phase
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Certifications

Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • AS 9100:2016
  • Controlled Goods Program
  • Aero Montreal – MACH 3
  • Cybersecurity

Examples of Achievements

Short-series parts for aerospace needs

Short-series parts for aerospace needs

Customer

Aerospace

Mandate

To produce various short-series parts to be added to assemblies for aeronautics needs.

Goals

  • The main goal was to be able to order the components in small quantities, depending on the customer’s needs.
  • Most of the parts required a specific finish.

Results

  • The customer ordered a number of parts from us, specifying multiple release dates and quantities to meet its production schedule. We always deliver within established deadlines.
  • Thanks to our internal capacities, we were able to finish the parts in compliance with aeronautics standards.
  • We also delivered all the documentation the customer would need for the activity sector.
  • Our flexibility and the quality of the parts were key factors for the customer, who has since entrusted us with other similar projects.

Customer Stories

 

PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF

PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF

Customer

Aerospace

Mandate

Prototyping for polycarbonate wiring conduits

Goals

When the aircraft recently underwent an experimental tail-wiring upgrade, technicians at Bell Xworx opted for the industrial FDM technology with the Fortus system to build tough polycarbonate wiring conduits. Technicians installed the branching conduits in six mating sections inside the Osprey’s twin vertical stabilizers for on-the-ground testing of its wiring.

Return on investment

Return on investment

  • Unlike traditional methods (machining, injection, liquid resin casting, etc.), the Solaxis solution avoids expenses associated with programming and investing in complex and expensive tooling to produce small quantities.
  • Flexible delivery also yields the benefits of LEAN Manufacturing, thanks to just-in- time (JIT) sourcing.
Bombardier

Aerospace and Defence | Renowned innovation expertise in business aircraft

“Thank you Solaxis for your dedication and commitment to this project! The parts are all outstanding and we are very satisfied. Not a single part was damaged during shipping, and there were no identification errors.”
Bombardier
Product Development Engineering

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The Solaxis Difference

Expertise

  • Advanced additive manufacturing for the aerospace sector
  • Finishing that meets the aerospace and military standards
  • Cybersecurity
  • First Article Inspection – FAIR
  • Certificate of conformity – CoC
  • ISO 9001, AS 9100 and Controlled Goods Programs certifications
  • High-performance thermoplastics
    • Impact, heat, mechanical, chemical, UV and dielectric resistance
    • Antistatic
    • Self-lubricating to minimize wear
    • FST- FAR 25.853

Modern Facilities

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