Aerospace & Defence

3D printing for Defence, Aerospace and Military Applications

3D printing for Defence, Aerospace and Military Applications

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing’s sphere of influence is growing in the defence sector.  Especially, polymer 3D printers which are increasingly becoming mainstream.

While the technology is still maturing for applications such as energetic materials and ballistics protection, the other advantages of 3D printing has lent itself beyond the domain of prototyping and R&D applications in the defence industry.

3D printing is already in use by defence to address supply chain vulnerabilities especially in critical components that are tethered to overseas suppliers.

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.


“All 300 sets of MJF parts arrived yesterday morning, several days early! Thank you, everything looks great.” — Ian Lowe (Solar company) – Brisbane, QLD
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