3D printing enables the aerospace sector to reduce time to market, improve efficiency, reduce waste, cost and emissions and create new products and highly complex geometries. Even though AM still plays a close second to metal parts in the aerospace sector, increased awareness over recent years of the real benefits of using advanced manufacturing technologies has encouraged the aerospace industry to make the shift toward high temperature techno-polymers.
An example of this is HB Technology, an Italian company (based in Taranto) leading manufacturing services provider to the Aerospace industry, HB Technology helps customers improve competitiveness by optimizing supply chains and driving innovation in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of extreme applications. The company, with branches in Italy, France and USA, prides itself as a pioneer in the use of 3D printing technologies in the aerospace industry.
With a solid background in metal additive manufacturing technology, HB Technology announces its acquisition of Roboze One+400, a 3D FFF technology, in its fleet of machinery equipped to print high performance polymeric materials such as PEEK.
"We were looking for the best transverse technologies to print new aerospace components," says Marcello Mele, COO of HB Technology.
Roboze One + 400 is the flagship solution of Roboze Srl, leader in the design and production of additive production systems for the aeronautical, defense, space and manufacturing sectors, specialized in high-temperature polymeric materials.
"Our goal is to grow and improve our customers' productivity by accelerating their opportunity to use our machines across various applications. We are proud to confirm HB Technology’s acquisition of Roboze One+400 as it brings our territory and our innovation together in Apulia, a region representing one of Italy’s main aerospace districts and leader in scientific and technological advancements," explains Alessio Lorusso, Roboze CEO & Founder.