Airframe Designs have again been prominently featured in the Summer edition of Plane Talk magazine. This recognition underscores our continued leadership in the aviation industry, particularly in the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

The article highlights our recent membership in Additive Manufacturing UK (AMUK), a national industry body dedicated to establishing the UK as a global leader in additive and 3D printing technology. Our CEO, Jerrod Hartley, shares insights into how this membership will elevate awareness of the benefits of additive manufacturing and spotlight our engineering excellence.

Jerrod Hartley commented, “Joining the lead industry organisation will help raise awareness of the benefits of additive manufacturing technology and our own engineering excellence. There is a revolution happening in UK manufacturing with the adoption of additive manufacturing, and we want to help lead and build on these opportunities.”

Our investment in state-of-the-art technology, including a second Stratasys Fortus 450 3D printing machine, a new five-axis milling machine, and advanced resin printing technology, is part of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in manufacturing. These advancements enable us to produce lightweight, highly accurate, and robust airframe parts and tooling swiftly, contributing to reduced carbon emissions and supporting the UK’s Net Zero goals by 2050.

The feature also explores how our services cater to the aviation and defence sectors’ demands, providing agile, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions. Our expertise in polymer additive manufacturing technology, combined with 3D scanning and 3D modelling, allows us to deliver innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges.

Recent projects showcased in the article include the design and manufacture of 3D printed tooling fixtures for a special mission military aircraft and the integration of new systems into heavy lift drone platforms. Additionally, our work spans other industries, including space, nuclear, motorsport, and rail.

For a detailed look at our innovative contributions and ongoing efforts towards sustainability, we invite you to read the complete article in Plane Talk magazine.