Following a series of significant expansions and partnerships forged in a bid to become the third biggest additive manufacturing name on the planet, Prodways Group has announced a further string to its bow, the launch of its Aerospace division.
This division offers a full range of additive manufacturing products dedicated to the aerospace sector, covering: design of tooling and embedded parts, manufacture of finished parts in plastic and metal and development of machines, and materials for all 3D printing technologies.
The Prodways Group Aerospace division is backed up by the Aerospace division of ECA group, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, with 30 years' experience in production, control and maintenance tooling for the aerospace sector. Initial, a Prodways Group subsidiary with 20 years' experience in the production of AM plastic and metal parts for the aerospace industry is also supporting the project along with its leading Prodways brand.
This new division will be based at the ECA group's premises within the European aeronautics hub in Toulouse. A showroom dedicated to the aerospace sector will be inaugurated later today, showcasing the knowledge and offering of Prodways Group's new division. In particular, it will present certain tooling applications already in use in industrial operations at aeronautical manufacturing sites, and examples of embedded parts developed on test equipment and which are entering mass production.
The aerospace market is a priority for the Prodways Group, which already counts more than ten major players in the sector as clients. The Group's driving ambition behind the project will be deployed with dedicated production lines for both plastic and metal applications armed with a unique expertise in the development of machines, materials and applications.
Prodways recently launched a new range of laser sintering machines at formnext powered by tct in partnership with Farsoon and also set its sights on enhancing its materials offering with the acquisition of polymer specialists, Exceltec.