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Accelerating adoption of AM in Aerospace & Defence: Plastometrex & Leonardo form strategic collaboration

  • Date 23 Feb 2023

Investing in its first Indentation Plastometer from Plastometrex, Leonardo is set to overcome the industry challenge of timely 3D-printed part qualification. This novel mechanical testing technology measures the strength of metallic materials from an automated 5-minute indentation-based test, allowing users to accelerate testing turnaround times 80-fold whilst reducing testing costs by up to 90%. Since its commercial launch in 2021, the Indentation Plastometer has gained increasing traction in the additive manufacturing sector, including with recognisable OEMS, to support faster testing and qualification of new materials, machines, and parts.

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