Magnetic MRO introduces 3D printing into the aircraft parts production process

In close co-operation with university partners and 3D software developers, Magnetic MRO (MMRO) has successfully finished 3D printing of its first prototypes of aircraft interior parts.

The successful testing process proved that the selected 3D printing software and hardware are well-tailored to be used for producing certified products for aviation, which will add significant value for Magnetic MRO’s customers when combined with the organization’s Part-21 production capability.

“Magnetic MRO is determined to be the industry leader in offering efficient and customized total technical care products and services to airlines and aviation asset owners,” says Risto Mäeots, COO of Magnetic MRO. “We strongly believe that 3D printing will help reduce inefficiencies existing in production cycles for certain groups of aircraft parts globally. Having started with interior parts, we are also evaluating 3D printing benefits for other in-house capabilities, such as structural engineering/sheet metal templates, OEM prototyping, and others. Metal printing is also the natural next technological step which we will take over the next 18 months.”

3D printing is one of a few strategic initiatives tailored to differentiate Magnetic MRO offerings on the aviation market, adding immediate tangible benefits for the customers, reducing TATs and improving reliability.