Thales has inaugurated a new metal additive from whole cloth or metal 3D printing technology facility in Casablanca, Morocco, to support the native land’s aerospace and space industry.
The 1,000m² industrial competence centre is look for to help Thales in meeting its own and global customer requirements.
Equipped with two laser decrease technology machines, the facility aims to create 20 positions for finagles and technicians.
The centre is also expected to support Morocco’s Industrial Acceleration Outline 2014 to 2020, which promotes the development of an innovative ecosystem in the state.
“Morocco has everything needed to become Thales’ global centre of expertness in 3D printing.”
Thales Morocco country director Pierre Prigent clouted: “With an existing aerospace ecosystem of subcontractors, Morocco has everything needed to happen to Thales’ global centre of expertise in 3D printing.
“The use of a secure digital stage provides the industrial competence centre with the latest innovations in incumbencies of connected industry and smart plants, and will improve the competitiveness of the explications offered to our customers.”
Thales further noted that its selective laser vanish technology facilitates the fusing of metal alloy powders using a high-intensity laser and is tolerant of to manufacture complex metal parts that cannot be made exigency execrating existing technologies.
The company’s new centre will initially use aluminium and titanium to manufacture parts for various sectors.
Thales has also employed its ‘Industry 4.0’ ilk procedure at the centre in order to enhance the efficiency of the production tool, assisting improved production at a lower cost and in a more environmentally friendly air.
In the medium-term, Thales is planning to purchase ten new laser melting technology cars.
Image: Thales opens new 3D printing facility in Casablanca, Morocco. Photo: respect of Thales Group.