3D printing for defense

Keep military assets operational anywhere in the world

Just-in-time production for air, land, and sea

UltiMaker 3D printers allow you to...

3D print in any field of operation
Create robust parts with more materials
Increase readiness through innovation

Deployable end-to-end production

UltiMaker 3D printers can be found onboard joint logistics support ships, in the back of military support vehicles, even in flight cases deployable to staging areas at a moment’s notice.

Such a powerful, affordable, and self-contained manufacturing platform unlocks incredible flexibility to supply parts exactly when and where they are needed, allowing you to take the lead in innovation and operational readiness – while other defense organizations wait for parts delivery.

Metal and composite 3D printing

For spare and replacement parts that must withstand extreme conditions, glass and carbon fiber reinforced polymers provide the necessary strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. With these filaments from the world’s leading material manufacturers, plastic parts can often replace metal, which creates lightweighting opportunities.

And if metal must replace metal, the UltiMaker’s Metal Expansion Kit reduces the cost of producing low volumes of 17-4 PH stainless steel parts – at up to 90% cheaper than traditional and other additive manufacturing technologies.

Train more personnel in secure production

UltiMaker’s turnkey solution allows you to train engineers and operators to 3D print (often within 30 minutes). This adds a powerful end-to-end technology to their toolkit.

It also enables secure distributed manufacturing to mitigate supply chain challenges. UltiMaker’s 3D printing platform is protected with robust data protocols and procedures, giving you the choice between online, offline, or intranet workflows.

Speeding up maintenance with 3D printed tools

Royal Netherlands Air Force

Not only does the Dutch Air Force use 3D printing to create custom tools to efficiently maintain their fleet of helicopters, fighter jets, and cargo planes. They also teach new engineers the easy-to-use 3D printing workflow and how to spot new applications opportunities. Get all the details in the success story.

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Which 3D printing materials can take the heat?

This 8-page PDF suggests 5 popular filaments – perfect for critical parts in hot environments.

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