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3D Printing in military

The defense industry takes advantage of advanced VSHAPER 3D Printing technology.

The military as an industry has the most innovative research and development department. History has repeatedly shown that military inventions are later implemented in the civilian world. 3D printers for professional applications accompany the development of militaries. Using the most technologically advanced thermoplastics allows the military industry to create advanced and complex tools for the army. 3D printing allows for better performance of manufactured parts, their lower weight and resistance to various conditions.

3D Printing solutions for defense:

Customers, who benefits from VSHAPER solutions

3D Printers recommended for military

VSHAPER

5AXMACHINE

Five-axis 3D printing is a definite way forward for the industry. Check out our solution that is changing the perspective on 3D printing possibilities!

5-axis 3D printing

High temperature materials processing

Multifeeder

Automatic printing head change

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Industry FIVE AXIS pforessional 3D printer
VSHAPER

500PRO

A compact system of advanced 3D printing, designed for users who expect fast results while maintaining industrial standards.

Workspace 420x420x420mm

450°C printing temperature

Actively heated chamber

Heated, vacuum bed

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Industry VSHAPER 500 PRO professional 3D printer
VSHAPER

270PRO

A compact system of advanced 3D printing, designed for users who expect fast results while maintaining industrial standards.

Workspace 250x250x175mm

420°C - 3D printing temperature

Actively heated chamber

Heated, vacuum bed

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Industry VSHAPER 270 PRO 3D printer for professional use
Solutions

Additive manufacturing meets all requirements for defense industry

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Military

3D Printing production line in military

Due to the nature of military operations, it is a common situation, where meeting the needs of equipment on time through the supply chain is not possible.

War zones, as well as on the sea as on the land, are an example of a situation where often for a long time, soldiers are not able to renew their inventory. With 3d printing technology obtaining the needed parts on the spot for the service purposes of equipment means the transportation of required material.

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military helicopter with 3D printed equipment

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Military

Tooling with 3D Printers

The ability to Print tooling parts adapted to the new requirements gives manufacturers the confidence to eliminate any unnecessary downtime. At the same time, it guarantees, if necessary, a quick return to the production of components whose production has been suspended.

In general, the production of elements by 3D Printing drastically eliminates the amount of necessary tooling and reduces the lead time.

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3D printed stuff in military

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Military

Small-lot Production with 3D Printing

Plastics are much lighter than metals, which makes them a better choice for a wide range of applications, from shields and protective clothing to devices, protective equipment, and parts for vehicles.

Polymers do not just lower the weight of stuff – they increase the agility as well as user safety.

Additionally – because the combined parts, which initially may consist of a few components, the printed version may be made with fewer components or in one piece, so the manufacturer can reduce the whole amount of produced parts.

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soldiers in airplane with 3D printed elements

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Military

Servicing with 3D Printed parts

3D printing enables the reconstruction of devices and parts damaged as a result of exploitation, components where transport is currently impossible or which are not available on the market.

These possibilities would enable engineers with processing more types of repairs on site, reduced inventory requirements, and uncertainty related to equipment levels.

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servicing under water with 3D printed tools

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Military

Prototyping with 3D Prints

Modern polymers and polymers reinforced with glass or carbon fiber, which are used for military purposes, are characterized by increased strength and impact resistance of the manufactured element.

Nanocomposites (polymers filled with nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.) increase fracture toughness and electrical conductivity.

This additional functionality can find its role in detecting deformation or damage. Other additives may increase resistance to ultraviolet light and heat or prevent oxidation.

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3D printer working platform and extruder

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Military

Materials for 3D Printing

The color of the equipment used in the field or the air can be an essential element of its usability – from a matte finish reducing glare to a camouflage pattern that allows concealment.

Thanks to plastics, manufacturers and designers can create virtually any color or finish during the production process and eliminate the need for costly secondary painting or coating required otherwise by metal parts.

What’s more, the color of the finish on the plastics will not wear off as a result of the wear process.

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Soldier with 3D printed tools
VSHAPER

We provide 3D Printing systems for military

Today’s advanced 3D Printed polymers are extraordinarily durable and can outperform comparable metals in terms of resistance to heat, chemicals, moisture, and impact.

on average

10%

less material needed to produce a single part


on average

50%

lower production cost


on average

64%

part weight and project implementation time are reduced


complex 3D printed models
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VSHAPER 3D Printing Case Studies

Many companies around the world benefit from purchasing professional 3D printers from VSHAPER. Our holistic approach to providing 3D printing solutions (we provide 3D printers, software, filaments and great after-sales care) pays off without exception in the companies we supply them to. We specialize in printing with high-temperature, biocompatible PEEK material. Discover examples of case studies that confirm these words!

three matching 3D printed elements
VSHAPER

VSHAPER meets high accuracy standards assuring the precise prototype dimensions.

VSHAPER solutions guarantee precise printing of individual elements that together form a functional mechanism. The precise 3d printout with given parameters requires mastered wisdom about FDM technology key aspects. Innovative VSHAPER solutions guarantee efficient control of settings of printing conditions and investigation of printed filament dynamics. The ability of precise 3d printing of individual elements of different […]

3d printer in production company
Fakro

3D printing technology supports Fakro development.

The Fakro company which is present on polish and global markets, the worldwide leader in skylights and attic stairs production, joins to the list of VSHAPER  users – the producer of industrial 3D printers. In 2019 Fakro’s Development and Research department engineers decided to enrich their machinery park with a new industrial 3D printer. .

diver under water with 3D printed elements
B4 - seacraft

3D Printing in serial production of underwater scooters

Another company joined the group of owners of industrial 3D VSHAPER PRO+ printer. B-4 Association, operating on the market for almost 20 years, cooperates with the manufacturer of underwater scooters looking and acting like props from movies about agent 007. The institution, based in Rzeszów, deals with comprehensive support for projects in the field of […]