3D Prototyping & Manufacturing for Defence

Empowering Defence Innovation through Advanced Solutions.

At Formero, we understand the unique challenges and requirements of the Defence Industry. With our advanced 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies, including MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) and SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), we deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet the rigorous demands of Defence applications. With our manufacturing facilities based in Melbourne, we offer local production capabilities, ensuring speed, quality, and the advantage of sovereign manufacturing.

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Benefits of MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) Printed Parts

MJF technology offers exceptional speed and precision, making it an ideal choice for Defence applications. With its ability to produce highly complex parts and functional prototypes quickly, MJF provides the following benefits for the Defence sector:

  • Weight Reduction: MJF allows for the production of lightweight parts without compromising strength, enabling the development of advanced Defence systems with improved agility and fuel efficiency
  • On-Demand Manufacturing: MJF enables rapid manufacturing of spare parts, ensuring fast turnaround times and minimising downtime in critical Defence operations
  • Complex Geometries: MJF’s capabilities in producing intricate designs and fine details facilitate the creation of customised components that meet the specific requirements of Defence applications
  • Cost-Efficiency: By streamlining the manufacturing process and reducing material waste, MJF offers cost-effective solutions for Defence projects, optimising budgets and resource allocation

Benefits of SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) Printed Parts

SLS technology is a highly versatile printing process that offers exceptional durability and performance, making it well-suited for a wide range of Defence applications. With SLS, powdered thermoplastic materials are selectively fused together layer by layer using a high-powered laser, resulting in strong and functional parts. Key advantages of SLS for Defence include:

  • Functional Prototyping: SLS allows for the rapid production of functional prototypes, enabling Defence organisations to perform comprehensive testing and validation of their designs before final production
  • Material Flexibility: With a wide range of materials available, including engineering-grade thermoplastics, SLS offers the versatility required to meet the demanding requirements of Defence applications, such as impact resistance, heat resistance, and chemical compatibility
  • Customisation and Integration: SLS enables the creation of complex assemblies and integrated systems, providing Defence professionals with tailored solutions that fit seamlessly into their equipment and infrastructure
  • On-Demand Manufacturing: With local manufacturing capabilities, SLS empowers Defence organisations to produce critical components and spare parts quickly and efficiently, reducing dependency on external suppliers and ensuring readiness in the field

Formero Additive Manufacturing Facilities

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Partnering with Formero

With Formero’s advanced additive manufacturing technologies, including MJF and SLS, Defence organisations can leverage the speed, precision, and local manufacturing advantages to enhance their operations. Our Melbourne-based manufacturing facilities provide a sovereign advantage, ensuring security, control, and timely delivery of critical Defence components. Partner with Formero for advanced 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the Defence industry.

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