3D Printing for Defence

The manufacture of Defence componentry often involves complex systems and sub-systems at select locations; the storage of parts in centralised warehouses; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul by skilled labour at relatively few locations.

Boeing and Airbus aircraft typically consist of some 4 million parts sourced from across the globe. To avoid having an aircraft grounded, airlines commonly maintain an inventory of spares, some of which remain unused, and sometimes become obsolete with new aircraft designs.

Additive Manufacturing addresses the issue of warehousing and inventory obsolescence costs by enabling on-demand manufacturing where required.

3D print case studies that add value to existing defence processes.

Supply Of Aerospace and Defence Plastic & Metal Parts

Engineers such as OEMs, maintenance and repair providers, military land vehicles and drone manufacturers trust GoProto ANZ for custom parts, short run and production needs.

  • Customised parts for repairs and replacement
  • Tooling, jigs and brackets for manufacturing
  • Custom fixturing and tooling
  • Rapid prototyping of parts using 3D printing
  • Rapid prototyping with metals and plastics
  • Production of high-tolerance defence components

Manufacturing Capabilities to Fit Your Project Needs

We offer a wide range of aerospace and defence manufacturing capabilities to fit your specific needs including:

  • 3D printing: We excel in 3D printing processes such as multi-jet fusion (MJF), fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), DMLM, SLA and more.
  • Sheet metal: From sheet metal parts and assemblies to weldments, we have the capacity to spare for your dies, tooling and fixtures.
  • Urethane castings: Relatively inexpensive tooling and master patterns combine for higher volume prototypes or lower volume production.
  • Machining: CNC machining delivers tight-tolerance, engineer-grade prototype or production materials.
  • Tooling and moulding: We offer fast turnaround on metal tooling and injection molded parts in production plastic and elastomeric materials.

Each of our manufacturing capabilities is complete with our dedication to good customer service.


“GoProto’s experience, total solutions-focus, communication and extreme attention to detail were exactly what Emergent needed for the job.” — Paul T. (CEO) – Geelong, VIC
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