Defense Industry Solutions

Unlock Warfighter Potential

Modern missions require independent logistical systems that enable the warfighter to quickly manufacture solutions on demand. Whether emergency replacement of critical parts, the manufacturing of unmanned platforms, or innovation at the frontlines, Essentium materials and High Speed Extrusion (HSE) technology gives commanders and end users the freedom of 3D printing with the required speed and scale that provides true advantage. The Essentium HSE 280i 3D Printing Platform is an open platform well-suited for the defense industry, creating the capability to quickly produce an assortment of parts, mounts, tooling, platforms, and accessories that increase force lethality and unit readiness. Additive manufacturing reduces reliance on traditional logistical systems that have proven to be slow and cumbersome and Essentium pushes the technology to the speed of relevance. Combined with the ingenuity and innovation of the modern warfighter, the applications are limitless.

Key Applications

End Use Parts

End Use Parts

Create and manufacture customized mounts, accessories, platforms, or parts+ for an entire unit or team at a fraction of the time and cost.

Jigs and Fixtures

Jigs and Fixtures

Harness speed and scale. Spread frontline innovations and expeditionary systems faster and farther through secure mass production at the points of need.

Tooling

Tooling

Essentium’s open materials platform means it can support innovation across biomedical, automotive, aerospace, and electrical applications to provide optimal advantage through tooling applications.

THE HSE 3D PRINTING PLATFORM

Essentium's High Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D Printer is designed for industrial production and performs to the level required in the most demanding manufacturing environments. Offering class-leading print speeds greater than 500 mm/sec by utilizing a non-slip, high torque extrusion system and all linear servo motors X-Y stage, the Essentium HSE 180 3D Printing Platform has the right solution for your application.

The HSE 280i and HSE 180 3D Printers use non-marring ESD-safe and nylon materials that are ideally suited for high temperature and high impact end-use parts within the defense industry.

This brings an incredible toolset to the warfighter, enabling innovation and increasing readiness. No other manufacturing option gives users the ability to design a part in the morning and have a prototype in the field by the afternoon. Designed for reliability at scale, the HSE 3D Printer reduces the turnaround time and cost of your next innovation.

RECOMMENDED MACHINE

Essentium HSE 280i

The HSE 280i HT 3D Printer is the industry’s first 3D printer equipped with true independent dual extruders (IDEX), meaning each head is fully independent on both the X and Y-axis. At five to 15x faster than the competition, it’s built to transform defense logistics.

Recommended Materials

Essentium PEKK

Essentium polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) filament shares most of the performance attributes of PEEK: strong chemical resistance, high dimensional stability, and high temperature resistance.

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Essentium PP-CF

Essentium PP-CF has excellent chemical resistance and low surface energy which makes it useful for silicone and urethane low pressure molding applications.

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Essentium ABS MG94

Essentium ABS MG94 filament made with SABIC CYCOLACTM MG94 resin is a premium grade of ABS designed for high speed prints with excellent surface finish and balanced mechanical properties.

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ESSENTIUM TPU 58D-AS

Essentium’s TPU 58D-AS is an industry-first ESD safe and anti-static 58D Shore hardness thermoplastic polyurethane filament that is available in a variety of colors.

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Why Essentium?

Implementing design changes can be costly and time-consuming – luxuries the defense and homeland response industry cannot afford – especially given the lag time in outsourced tooling while moving through multiple iterations of hundreds of parts. The Essentium HSE 3D Printer delivers the speed, size, and material versatility to handle the production of up to 85% of all the jigs and fixtures required to assemble a vehicle. This brings an incredible toolset to the warfighter, enabling innovation and increasing readiness. No other manufacturing option gives users the ability to design a part in the morning and have a prototype in the field by the afternoon. Designed for reliability at scale, the HSE 3D Printer reduces the turnaround time and cost of your next innovation.

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