Nétur uses 3D printing to boost competitiveness

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In 2018, Nétur, which specializes in the manufacture of high-precision aerospace parts, made a strategic decision to invest in 3D printing to improve its competitiveness. The company acquired three printers costing $1 million each, under the supervision of McGill University professor Mathieu Brochu, who specializes in materials engineering.

The first printer produces aluminum parts, while the other two are dedicated to Inconel, an alloy with a high nickel, chromium or cobalt content.

Nétur has made significant savings thanks to 3D printing, with a reduction of around 20% in the amount of metal used. This additive approach has also strengthened proximity to the Quebec supply chain, offering stability in the face of fluctuating prices for materials such as Inconel and titanium.

Investments in 3D printing are designed to increase Nétur’s competitiveness in the marketplace, enabling the company to target new customers and expand into new market segments. Stéphane Turcotte, President of Nétur, emphasizes the cutting-edge expertise required in this field.

For more details on Nétur’s 3D printing strategy and expansion plans, read the original source here.

Manipulation of an agent on an Additive Manufacturing machine - Vélo 3D Sapphire
Brush handling of metal powder in an additive manufacturing machine
Deux machines de fabrication additive et un agent devant manipulant