Manufacture Locally for Sovereign Capability
Having access to local manufacturing facilities to 3D print a spare part to support operational platform will provide the right support for the future battlefield.
With the recent disruptions in supply chain caused by COVID-19. A local protected vehicle program needed brackets urgently to attach hydraulic lines to the firewall.
Formero (formerly GoProto ANZ) 3D printed 500 complex bracket in glass-filled Nylon to serve as functional parts. Additive manufacturing parts using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion process achieved excellent dimensional accuracy and detail. Isotropic strength in all axis and robust mechanical properties that rival injection moulded properties (superior to existing 3D printing technologies).
In 2 weeks the 500 brackets were printed and the vehicles scheduled to be delivered were on-time. With no more dependence on overseas supplier.
Given the rapid growth of the 3D printing market. The development of advanced manufacturing within New Zealand and Australian will help develop more applications. And accelerate adoption to give soldiers an edge beyond 3D printed weapons.
Other Case Studies.
Using SLA we 3D Printed Architectural Models in as little as 5 days for a carbon-capture plant, which extracts CO2 from the air, directly removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
See how Formero’s 3D Printing Technology helped Atom Industries, an an innovative leader in the development and manufacture of lawn and garden equipment, improve their leaf blower’s design and performance.
With a fleet of over 252 aircrafts, Emirates airlines saw cost saving opportunities through lighter weight parts, reduced inventory, and a more efficient supply chain using 3D printing technology.