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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 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.
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.
Our Design Development and Part Production Center use highly technical polymers and metallic materials. From the creation of prototype parts through to the manufacturing of flight parts, we propose solutions tailored to your specifications.
Our Development and Production Center, certified ISO 9001, is capable to providing valuable services:
Confidentiality: We guarantee full project confidentiality
Flexibility: The large production facility ensures continual production of your parts
Global Offer: A dedicated project manager will ensure full coordination for each phase of product development. He/she works closely with Product Design & Engineering experts through production and finalization.
Our creative and design team provides quality service (ISO 9001) and advice on the choice of materials to be used and the technologies best suited to your projects.
Whether you are a manufacturer of engines or complete vehicles, we offer solutions that can be customized to meet your needs.
Additive manufacturing is a rapid process allowing innovative development of all your projects. We offer a wide range of materials to meet your needs. The shape, adaptability and functionality of your parts can therefore be validated.
We have been providing specialized testing for production units as well as test equipment for more than 30 years. Applications may include:
We provide one of the largest production facilities in France and can provide materials well-suited to the environment and the use of your parts:
Our expertise in additive manufacturing and the capacity of our production facility allow us to revolutionize the “traditional” design of parts by using efficient structural methods and topological optimization.
Using your specifications, we can:
3D control by comparison is a modern and effective means to analyze and validate multiple parts.
Prodways offers high performance 3D printing technologies and materials for aerospace and defense industry. We offer industrial production solutions 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 laser sintering 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.
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:
Groupe Gorgé’s subsidiary: 1,500 employees, industrial group, worldwide distribution, activities focused on aeronautics, aerospace and defense
Complete industrial solutions: 3D printers, materials, development and parts manufacturing
R&D centers & Integrated production
Dedicated aerospace division in Toulouse, France
25 years of Support Client
More than 30 years of experience in design of tooling and embedded parts
452,000 pieces manufactured by year
Product design & Engineering, 3D Scanning and inspection, prototype and series tooling, conformal cooling, thermoplastic injection, casting, finishing, vacuum casting, post-process
30 (3D) printers in our production facility, including 12 metal printers and more than 15 certified materials
Technologies : MOVINGLight®, SLS®, SLS® HD, Polyjet®, SLA®, FDM®, DMLS®
Airbus Helicopter - Dassault Aviation -
Airbus Defence and Space -
Turbomeca - Sagem - Thales -
Snecma Moteur - SMA (groupe Safran) -
Vision System Aeronautic - Rexiaa -
Composite Industrie - Catherineau -
Aircelle - Techspace - ECA Group -
Sogeclair Aerospace - Infotron™ -
Wandercraft - Ruag et Cassidian -
Adoption of 3D Printing in aerospace is happening even faster than what we thought 6 months ago
Based in the European aeronautics hub of Toulouse, France, the Prodways Group’s new Aerospace division has a showroom dedicated to the aerospace sector, showcasing our knowledge and technology offerings. Presented in this showroom are specialized tooling applications that are already in use in industrial operations at aeronautical manufacturing sites and examples of embedded parts developed on test equipment, which are entering mass production.