Defense Industry

TriMech is ITAR registered and provides 3D printing, prototyping, advanced tooling and production assistance to the defense industry

Defense Industry Solutions

TriMech provides the government, defense and military manufacturers with prototyping, advanced tooling and production applications. 3D printed parts are now commonplace on military equipment — cementing the technology as an engineering mainstay.

Our industry knowledge and our abilities to support high requirement applications is what brings aerospace companies to us. Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) with additive manufacturing allows for the creation of rigid, lightweight aerospace parts, leveraging advanced materials such as ULTEM 9085, not achievable with other manufacturing methods.

Defense Industry Customer Benefits

Our customers, such as L3, Bombardier, Boeing and Standard Aero are but a few partners benefiting from these advancements in additive technologies and materials. Like others in the defense industry, they are experiencing performance improvements with superior lightweight part design from integrated structures and component consolidation.

By reducing weight, part count, design constraints and supply-chain risk, additive manufacturing is creating new production efficiencies for the defense industry.

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How TriMech helps Defense and Military Manufacturers:

Create Certified Production Parts

TriMech can help you to produce parts with less weight, reduce complexity, and simplify production with certified 3D printed parts.

Rapid Prototype and 3D Printing Injection Molds

TriMech can help you solve design challenges before committing to expensive and time-consuming tooling and production.

3D Print your Jigs and Fixtures

With 3D printed tooling you can avoid high machining costs for custom tools or parts needed for individual repairs and restorations.

3D Print your Composite Tooling

Streamline the cost and complexities of production with on-demand composite tools.

Defense Industry Customer Profile

Learn more about the benefits of Stratasys 3D printers for the industry

Like a lot of manufacturers, CNC machining is the backbone of East/West’s production capabilities.

But as the company grew and demand increased, the machine shop became a constraint. Mike Vetter, Senior Director of Product Development, knew something needed to change. See how 3D printing helps East/West Industries, Inc. remain a top industry supplier and why they chose the Stratasys 450mc.

Advanced Manufacturing Features & Applications

 

  • Enclosures & Interior Panels/Components
  • Liquid and Fuel Tanks
  • Gimbals
  • Grommets & Clips
  • Air Flow Ducts
  • Control Surfaces
  • UAV Components
  • Mounting Brackets
ULTEM 1010 air intake

Design Freedom

Advanced manufacturing’s inherent design freedom allows the creation of parts that are either too difficult or impossible to make with other forms of manufacturing.

This allows new parts and tools to be designed to achieve the mission most effectively, without the compromise necessary to accommodate the limitations of conventional manufacturing methods.

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Material Capabilities

FDM and P3 AM technologies encompass a wide range of polymer materials, allowing greater freedom to match the material with the application.

Thermoplastics can also replace metal under the right circumstances, meaning tools and parts can be lighter and more efficient.

ST-130 Sacrificial Tooling Material

Low-cost strategy for
maintaining a small fleet

Replacement parts for out-of-production equipment  drive high costs and long lead times because
new manufacturers need to be sourced and new tooling developed

With 3D Scanning and the ability to 3D print components minimized costs, and provides the means to quickly and cost effectively iterate on various designs to arrive at the
optimum configuration.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.

Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.

Defense Industry Resources

Review our resource library to learn more about manufacturing techniques and applications for this industry

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