The use of 3D printing perfectly complements our traditional handcrafted sculpting
methods. 3D printed parts help with the initial sculpting stages to ensure perfect
geometry of the aircraft. The detail and the subtle character of the aircraft can then be
sculpted by hand.
Once accurate plans have been scanned into the computed parts can be designed
using 3D modelling software.
The parts are then prepared for the 3D printer which recreates the component by
depositing layers of plastic one on top of another.
Our 3D printer which is capable of printing large parts such as fuselages and wings as
well as more detailed small parts.
3D printed parts for a Beaufighter. Here you can see the layers of plastic that make up
the 3D printed part. These layers and any excess plastic must carefully be removed by
hand before any detail can be added.