Oerlikon AM, MT Aerospace partner on Additive Manufacturing for aerospace & defence

June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019

Oerlikon AM, MT Aerospace partner on Additive Manufacturing for aerospace & defence

Bionically optimised bracket for a possible space application, produced by Oerlikon AM (Courtesy Oerlikon AM)


Oerlikon AM, Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland, and MT Aerospace, Augsburg, Germany, are partnering to accelerate the use of additively manufactured parts in the aerospace and defence industries. The partnership reportedly aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defence market by providing end-to-end customer solutions.

In addition to MT Aerospace’s heritage in designing highly stressed and lightweight metal structures and Oerlikon’s materials, design, Additive Manufacturing and post-processing capabilities, the partnership will reportedly offer aerospace customers the ability to take advantage of synergies between construction/design, manufacturing, part inspection and qualification.

“The companies contribute their respective expertise in component design and manufacturing, as well as component testing and qualification, to offer customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ from product specification to a finished, qualified part,” stated Hans J Steininger, Chief Executive Officer of MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of Bremen-based space company OHB SE.

Prof Dr Michael Suess, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oerlikon, commented, “Through this partnership, we look forward to continuing to lead innovation and digitisation trends in the aerospace industry by accelerating and scaling up the process from concept to operational delivery. To advance the application of Additive Manufacturing, collaboration with key players like MT Aerospace is essential. We are looking forward to bringing more additively manufactured parts to aerospace.”



June 18, 2019

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