Additive Manufacturing

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3dprint Overview

Revolutionizing Aerospace & Defense with Additive Manufacturing

At SyncFab, we leverage cutting-edge 3D printing technology to meet the intricate and demanding needs of the Aerospace and Defense sectors. Our state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities provide unparalleled precision, versatility, and speed, ensuring our clients receive components that meet the highest standards of quality and compliance.

Diverse 3D Printing Techniques for Every Need

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Suitable for prototyping, tooling, and producing non-critical parts like fixtures and mounts.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Ideal for high-precision and smooth-surface prototypes, used for detailed components and complex geometries.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Produces durable parts and is used for functional prototypes and end-use components, particularly suitable for complex designs.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)/ Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Capable of producing strong, metal parts with complex geometries. Widely used in engine components, brackets, and structural parts.

Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

Often used for titanium parts such as those used in aerospace applications due to its excellent material properties and compatibility with high-strength alloys.

PolyJet Printing

Known for high resolution and the ability to print in multiple materials and colors in a single print, useful for complex, detailed prototypes.

A Spectrum of Materials for Additive Manufacturing

thermoplastic material

Thermoplastics (Used in FDM)

a. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

b. PLA (Polylactic Acid)

c. PC (Polycarbonate)

d. Nylon

e. TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

f. PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)

g. Specialty filaments (carbon fiber reinforced, metal-filled, wood-filled)

photopolymer resin material

Photopolymer Resins (Used in SLA and PolyJet)

a. Standard photopolymer resins (varied formulations for mechanical/thermal properties)

b. Flexible, rigid, transparent, and rubber-like resins (PolyJet)

powdered material

Thermoplastics (Used in FDM)

a. Nylon (polyamide: PA11, PA12, glass-filled, aluminum-filled)

b. Metal powders (Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Inconel, Cobalt Chrome, Maraging Steel)

c. Titanium alloys, Cobalt Chrome, Nickel-based superalloys (EBM)

Finishing Touches for Precision and Aesthetics


FDM Finishes

a. Sanding

b. Acetone vapor smoothing (for ABS)

c. Painting or Priming

d. Chemical bonding

SLA Finish

SLA Finishes

a. Support removal and sanding

b. UV curing

c. Painting and Coating

d. Clear-oat application

SLS and DMLS Finish

SLS Finishes

a. Bead Blasting

b. Dyed finishes

c. Sealing/Impregnating

SLS and DMLS Finish

DMLS/SLM and EBM Finishes

a. Heat treatments (stress relief, mechanical property enhancement)

b. Machining or Milling

c. Surface Treatments (polishing, bead blasting, anodizing)

polyjet finish

PolyJet Finishes

a. Water Jetting

b. Painting or Coating

c. UV Curing

Use Case

Space-Ready Solar Panel Brackets

SyncFab’s vast network of specialized suppliers was able to quickly identify and connect the space company with a manufacturer who had the expertise in CNC milling, specifically with space-grade aluminum.
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Commitment to Quality

Our expertise in handling government and military-spec finishes ensures that every component we deliver is ready to meet the challenges of land, sea, air and space.

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