Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace join forces to offer aerospace customers additive manufacturing solutions

Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland & Augsburg, Germany – June 17, 2019 – Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are partnering to accelerate the use of additive parts in the aerospace and defense industries. The partnership aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defense market by providing end-to-end solutions to their customers.

MT Aerospace and Oerlikon MA seal their partnership.

MT Aerospace and Oerlikon MA seal their partnership. From left: Christian Hackenberg (Senior Vice President Strategy MT Aerospace),
Marco Fuchs (CEO OHB SE), Michael Süss (President of the Board of Directors Oerlikon AM), Hans Steininiger (CEO MT Aerospace AG)

Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland & Augsburg, Germany – June 17, 2019 – Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are partnering to accelerate the use of additive parts in the aerospace and defense industries. The partnership aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defense market by providing end-to-end solutions to their customers.

The two companies are important players in the aerospace market, and their combined expertise and sophisticated technical capabilities promise to help address the industry's most difficult and disruptive challenges – improved efficiency and safety at lower cost. Additively manufactured components, also called 3D-printed or digitized components due to the precision with which they are made, are lighter and better designed than components made in traditional manufacturing. Incorporating digitization in both air and space will enable new advances in the industry.

In addition to MT Aerospace’s heritage in designing highly stressed and lightweight metal structures and Oerlikon’s materials, design, 3D-printing and post-processing capabilities, the partnership offers aerospace customers a notable advantage by realizing synergies between construction/design, manufacturing and part inspection and qualification.

“With their bundled expertise, the two partner companies cover the entire value chain from component design and manufacturing to testing and qualification,” says Hans J. Steininger, Chief Executive Officer of MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of Bremen-based OHB SE aerospace company. “In this way, we can offer customers a ‘one-stop shop’ solution from product specification to the finished, qualified part.”

Additive manufacturing is driving the next industrial revolution. Instead of using traditional techniques, casting, machining, joining and assembly, it allows complete freedom to create complex integrated shapes that are optimized for function, performance and cost.

"Through this partnership, we look forward to continuing to lead innovation and digitization trends in the aerospace industry by accelerating and scaling up the process from concept to operational delivery,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Süss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oerlikon. “To advance the application of additive manufacturing, collaboration with key players like MT Aerospace is essential. We are looking forward to bringing more additively manufactured parts to aerospace.”

By bundling their capabilities, Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are setting a path for their customers to unleash the full potential of additive manufacturing. The ability to optimally design specific parts or components provides obvious design and manufacturing benefits.
Oerlikon and MT Aerospace are exhibiting at the Paris Air Show, a leading trade fair for the aviation and space industry, which takes place in Paris, France, from June 17 to 20, 2019. Oerlikon is showcasing its additive manufacturing, coating and turbine component solutions at booth G79 in Hall 2B. MT Aerospace will host Paris Air Show visitors at booth C 318 in Hall 2C, where it will display its 3D- expertise.

Bionisch optimierte Halterung für mögliche Raumanwendungen, © Oerlikon AM

Bionically optimized bracket for possible space application, © Oerlikon AM. (Photo Oerlikon)



Additiv hergestellter, formschlüssiger Fitting zur Lasteinleitung in eine Hybridantriebswelle, © Oerlikon AM

Additive manufactured inter-locking end fitting for load introduction into a hybrid driveshaft, © Oerlikon AM. (Photo Oerlikon)



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Oerlikon entwickelt Werkstoffe, Anlagen und Oberflächentechnologien und erbringt spezialisierte Dienstleistungen, um Kunden leistungsfähige Produkte und Systeme mit langer Lebensdauer zu ermöglichen. Oerlikon ist ein weltweit führender Schweizer Technologiekonzern, der sein Geschäft in zwei Segmenten (Surface Solutions und Manmade Fibers) betreibt und weltweit rund 10.500 Mitarbeitende an 175 Standorten in 37 Ländern beschäftigt. Im Jahr 2018 erzielte Oerlikon einen Umsatz von CHF 2,6 Mrd. und investierte rund CHF 120 Mio. in Forschung und Entwicklung.

Oerlikon in der Luft- und Raumfahrt

Die Luft- und Raumfahrt zählt zu den Fokusmärkten von Oerlikon und profitiert in besonderem Maß von Lösungen zur Verbesserung der Sicherheit, der Leistungsfähigkeit der Maschinen und der Effizienz. Oerlikon unterstützt Kunden in der Luft- und Raumfahrt entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette. Das Portfolio reicht von Beschichtungen für Schneidwerkzeuge, wie sie in der Produktion von Flugzeugbauteilen zum Einsatz kommen, über Verschleißschutz für wichtige Bauteile, Einlauf- und Hitzeschutzbeschichtungen bis hin zu Pulvern für die additive Fertigung sowie damit verbundene Dienstleistungen. Mit modernen Materialien, funktionalen Beschichtungen und Prozesstechnologien gelingt es Oerlikon, die Leistung zu steigern, die Sicherheit zu erhöhen und den Treibstoffverbrauch sowie den Schadstoffausstoß zu reduzieren. Die Lösungen sind exakt auf die technischen Anforderungen des Kunden zugeschnitten und darüber hinaus effizient und kostengünstig.

Kontakt Oerlikon AM:

Dr. Kerstin Reinsch // Global Head of Marketing & Communications
Business Unit Additive Manufacturing
Tel: +49 89 2030 15 035 // E-Mail: kerstin.reinsch@oerlikon.com

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Contact:
Nivart Holsworth// PR & Communication //
Phone: +49 821 505 1033 // E-Mail: pr@mt-aerospace.de