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Our 3D printing solutions meet the requirements of the aerospace and defense industry but also the civil and military robotics sector. Our innovative 3D printing technologies enable the design of parts with complex geometries or difficult aerodynamic properties if not impossible to manufacture with traditional methods for engine parts, turbine, aircraft wing or cabin interior .
You can now produce lighter components, increase yields of your critical parts and reduce spare parts inventory by producing on demand. With our industrial 3D printing solutions, reduce costs by eliminating your traditional tooling and shorten your development and manufacturing time for prototypes or functional parts.
Prodways offers high performance 3D printing technologies and materials for aerospace and defense industry. We offer 3D printer for industrial use to meet a wide range of applications: prototypes, parts for functional testing, master models for lost wax casting or direct production of durable plastic parts.
Moreover, we are accelerating innovation for our customers and open new opportunities for high-performance materials for R & D departments through our open material strategy on all our 3D printers ranges.
Additive manufacturing MOVINGLight® technology is ideal for high precision master patterns for complex aircraft parts as blades reactors or components of aircraft engines, with a demanding dimensional tolerance and roughness to:
Our plastic 3D printers ProMaker P series allow you to print durable and strong plastic parts with superior mechanical properties, for functional parts with more complex, more efficient and lighter geometries than the traditional manufacturing techniques.
Strategic parts requiring “Fire Retardant” certification
Combined with our 3D printing material PA11-EN 106 “fire retardant” – which meets the strict criteria of fire delay grade of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) *** – our additive manufacturing solutions allow you to produce small or medium series of functional parts with excellent resistance to vibration during take-off and landing phases. These features are not altered with temperature changes – for example, the retaining clips of the cables positioned behind the panels airplane, or for interior equipment of aircraft cabins.
Functional polymer parts resistant to shock and temperature
We also provide loaded material for your components requiring high stiffness and resistance to temperature variations from -40 ° C to + 130 ° C, while maintaining good mechanical properties and excellent ductility for use over long years- perfectly suitable for example for components of military drones or sensors.
Prodways laser sintering technology offers maximum productivity to reduce operational costs, exceptional accuracy and compliance on all your prototypes for functional validation, as well as excellent thermal stability for optimized mechanical properties.
Our large portfolio of 3D printing materials can meet a wide range of applications for the manufacturing of parts with complex design and superior performances, while reducing the number of parts and assembly needs – such as for prototyping of air conditioning ducts
All Prodways 3D printers ranges provide an open platform for R & D centers to develop their own applications and pushing innovation beyond traditional or existing technology methods.
In addition, our high temperature laser sintering 3D printers allow to work with new high performance 3D printing materials like PA6 to develop innovative applications for the direct production of final use parts.
Prodways created a specific division dedicated to the aerospace industry, based in the European aerospace cradle in Toulouse in France, with a showroom dedicated to these industries. Our expertise, combined with the one of Group Gorgé in robotics, allows us to meet the requirements of civil and military aircraft manufacturers or maintenance and repair centers but also airline companies.
Come and meet us in our showroom base in Toulouse.
This division can count on the industrial experience of:
Based on experience and existing resources of Groupe Gorgé companies, we are the only company in the 3D printing industry capable of quickly implementing a team and ressources adapted to defense industry requests. An ad hoc organization is created, gathering the teams of the Prodways aerospace division and Groupe Gorgé competent companies to process your request in its entirety.
The aeronautics and aerospace industries are at the front line of a strictly-regulated marketplace. Mastering the standards and fully maintaining aeronautics and aerospace certification is a key strategic resource that the Prodways Group shares with its partners. Whether engineered for passenger transit or military applications, the extremely tough safety and reliability requirements target every single link in a procurement chain interlinking a hugely diverse cross section of suppliers and subcontractors.
The Prodways Group subsidiaries are certified and regularly audited:
AIRBUS HELICOPTER, DASSAULT AVIATION, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE, Turbomeca, Sagem, CNES, THALES, SNECMA MOTOR SMA (SAFRAN Group), VISION SYSTEM AERONAUTIC, COMPOSITE INDUSTRY, REXIAA, CATHERINEAU, AIRCELLE TECHSPACE, RUAG and Cassidian, SOGECLAIR AEROSPACE, WANDERCRAFT, INFOTRON ™ TRUSTED INITIAL-PRODWAYS, ECA GROUP AEROSPACE & PRODWAYS GROUP.
INITIAL is the product development, additive manufacturing, and production center of Prodways Group.
With one of the most important assemblage of installed additive manufacturing systems in Europe, consisting of various plastic and metal technologies such as FDM®, SLS ®, SLA®, MOVINGLight®, Polyjet®, DMLS®, EBM®, Initial is able to provide the best advice on the choice of technologies and materials to best manage your on-demand parts 3D printing projects with high-quality service.