Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace and defense industry has been a “pioneer” in 3D printing. Managing AM workflows becomes challenging when organizations must adhere to strict customer requirements and a wide range of regulatory standards, namely AS9100, SAE, NASA and ITAR.
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Enabling Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains

Develop and implement digital transformation strategies to scale industrial 3D printing production across aerospace and defense OEMs, MROs, Contract Manufacturers and Service Bureaus.
Standardize processes and adhere to customer and regulatory requirements

Organizations need to demonstrate compliance to meet strict customer, third party auditors and regulatory body requirements with Link3D’s Quality Management System (AS9100, SAE, NASA and ITAR).

Streamline additive manufacturing workflows and gain end-to-end transparency

Link3D’s centralized AM workflow software helps organizations streamline 3D printing operations within secure environments: On-Premise or Private Cloud.

Make informed decisions with data analytics and business intelligence

Track data at every stage of the 3D printing process with Link3D.  Gain actionable insights to maximize production capacity, reduce lead time and scaling supply chain operations for distributed manufacturing.


Hear from Industry Experts in the Aerospace Sector about Digital Transformation

Learn from aerospace industry experts, Donald G. Godfrey, Senior Fellow, Aerospace & Department of Defense Additive Strategy from SLM Solutions and Dr. William Herbert, Director of Technology of R&D at Carpenter Additive.

AM Industry Facts for Aerospace & Defense


Cost reduction expected in the automotive sector between 2016 and 2020 due to Industry 4.0.


Drop in maintenance cost due to predictive maintenance scheduling.


Of aerospace companies expect digital technologies to help reduce manufacturing delays.

Enabling the Scale of Digital Manufacturing

Link3D guides organizations through their process maturity to unlock the benefits of additive manufacturing and maximize their return on investment.

Link3D Order Entry, ​Quoting & Costing

Become more efficient by centralizing ordering, achieving consistent costing, and gaining insight from real-time data analytics. Deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

Link3D Production Planning & Scheduling

Maximize production throughput with dynamic planning and scheduling for time-consuming geometries and high-volume orders. Deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

Link3D Post-Production & Quality Management

Plan and track quality data across downstream manufacturing processes with digital travellers,  pre and post checklists across workstations. Deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

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