Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) broke new ground in the national aviation and space ecosystem. Additive Manufacturing Technology for the first time in Turkey based on the structural component of the satellite hardware design using three-dimensional printer, analysis, qualification and manufacturing processes, along with proficiency testing has been completed.
Unlike the machining of mission-critical space structural parts, TAI, which produces three-dimensional parts by melting metal, ceramic and polymer components layer by layer with the Additive Manufacturing Method, has introduced a new advanced technology. In the developed parts, 30% weight gain was achieved with advanced structural optimization software. It is aimed to use the parts, which have successfully completed many space proficiency tests at the Space Systems Integration and Test Center (USET) within the body of TAI, in high-tech communication satellites.
Starting from the raw material stage in the Additive Manufacturing Technology Center facilities established by TAI with the vision of a national center of excellence; Turkey's largest-sized titanium and aluminum alloy strategic aviation and space components will be produced. In addition, two different three-dimensional printers with high energy sources will be developed nationally and locally with the projects carried out in partnership with the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey (SSB) and the Production Technologies Center of Excellence (ÜRTEMM A.Ş.) and high technology production capabilities will be brought to our country.