Addaero Manufacturing, based in New Britain, Connecticut, USA, was established in 2013 with the aim of supplying additive manufactured components to the aerospace industry. The company is now offering the aerospace sector a range of solutions from the rapid development of parts from CAD drawings to serial production, manufacturing trials, reverse engineering and more.
The firm was started by three experienced aerospace and additive technology professionals with a vision to bring the best of both of these worlds to the additive manufacturing of metal alloys. Two of the principals involved in the start-up, Rich Merlino, President, and Dave Hill, V.P. Operations, have extensive experience in aerospace segments, both having worked with Pratt & Whitney in various engineering, operations and supply-side roles. Dr Cedar Terrazas, V.P. Engineering, has nearly a decade of experience working with Arcam EBM technology.
“The aerospace industry is increasingly looking to utilise additive parts in R&D projects and eventually in production. Very few Additive Manufacturing companies have the deep level of understanding about what is involved in aerospace matched with Additive Manufacturing expertise. With Addaero you get both,” stated Merlino.
The Additive Manufacturing approach that Addaero delivers is based solely upon solving customer challenges with solutions that work and support their additive parts requirements. The company currently features Arcam EBM (Electron Beam Melting) as one of their key approaches to additive parts manufacturing, while also being flexible to other technologies such as DLSM.
“By always exploring many different Additive Manufacturing methods we’re continually investigating new ways to combine the right technology to the application. Being flexible and knowing the aerospace segment provides us the opportunity to align the technology and manufacturing solution that’s right for each and every application,” added Hill.
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