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Amiga is accredited to AS9100D for Aerospace, Space and Defence clients, and ISO9001:2015 for all other manufacturing.

In military developing the right equipment is a matter of life and death. Additive manufacturing offers super fast prototype production that allows better and faster testing to deliver more reliable military components.

Additive manufacturing allows the creation of parts in a matter of hours, allowing military equipment to have the least down-time possible.

Cutting edge technology gives our soldiers a crucial advantage on the battle field. Additive manufacturing is being used in a large range of military applications from state of the art weaponry and armour to high tech surveillance drones. Additive manufacturing gives super-fast part turn around as well as the ability to develop and adapt components to the military environment.

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Benefit of Metal 3D Printing for Defence

A perfect solution for light weighting parts/components. Being a soldier, carrying all the essential equipment in your back pack; can weigh up to 40kg, not including the waist pack filled with other components, any sort of light weighting would be supportive in ease of maneuverability. Weight can be reduced with metal 3d printing by shelling out solid sections and inserting lattice structures that still keep the strength integrity.

Another benefit of metal additive manufacturing for defence is being able to easily manufacturing complex components. Cooling channels and unusual designs can easily be printed – using Amiga’s DMP technology produces fit-for-purpose and end-use parts with minimal clean-up and finishing of parts.

Additive Manufacturing allows custom bespoke designs that were never thought possible via traditional manufacturing methods. Thin wall sections and intricate cooling channels are perfect for metal 3d printing. Heat exchangers and nozzles are fast and effectively printed in a matter of hours instead of weeks.

This advancement in manufacturing allows military equipment to have the least down-time possible.

Metal materials available for 3D printing:

H13 Tool steel, 316L Stainless, 17-4Ph Stainless, Inconel 718, Gr23 Titanium, W-45 Tungsten and Alsi10mg Aluminium.

If any post processing is required, Amiga has a large in-house capability within the CNC machine shop – including 5-axis machining, welding/fabrication, stress relieving and other CNC technology.

Polymer 3D printing can also be suitable for Defence, such as training equipment and more:

SLS – For Durability


Structural parts, lightweight, high strength high temp.

DLP – Precision Polymer Parts


Direct from CAD Manufacturing, Longterm environmental stability

MIMAKI – Full Colour 3D Prints


With full colour saturation, unlike any other full colour process

Polymer 3d Printing Materials available (DLP and SLS technologies)

  • High temperature resistant material (up to 300ºC)
  • USP Class VI Biocompatibility (Skin contact)
  • Autoclave sterilizable
  • Elastomeric-like
  • Rubber-like
  • Smooth exterior finish (DLP) in Black or White and high temperature resistant
  • Full Colour 3D printing using Mimaki technology

Benefits of choosing Amiga Engineering as your manufacturer:

  • Quick turnaround – especially for breakdown and emergency situations are part and parcel of our ability to service whenever it is required
  • The manufacturing and office located in Tullamarine, Victoria; perfectly situated minutes away from air, road and sea transport
  • Largest service bureau for Additive Manufacturing in Australia with a full suite of Metal and Polymer 3D technology.
  • Versatile machining/fabrication abilities in-house provides a large capability
  • Turning diameters up to 2800mm, mill lengths up to 4300mm and one of the largest vertical borers in Australia with a travelling height of 1800mm.
  • Focused on quality products, Amiga uses the same in-house technology that is also used in 3D equipment sales.

Amiga was recently awarded the Sovereign Capabilities Grant, if you would like to find out more about what the company is striving for click the link below

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Accredited to AS9100D for Aerospace, Defence and Space, and with ISO9001:2015 for other industries.

Some of our previous projects for the Aerospace, Defence and Space industries that we are able to share:

metal 3d printing hypersonics

World’s first 3D Printed fixed geometry Scramjet Engine by Amiga Engineering for Hypersonix Launch Systems. Freedom of design – design to become reality with creation of parts with complex designs. Light-weighting – perfect for Space, Aerospace and Defence. Larger parts can be metal 3D printed by using Amiga’s in-house machine shop for post processing.

aerospace 3d printing

Amiga have been machined large helicopter beds and medical bed mechanisms for 5 Rings Aerospace with the application for medical helicopters. With Amiga’s advanced technology and expertise in complex and manufacturing, we are a trusted partner in the Aerospace and Medical industries.

Navy Gearboxes

Amiga manufactures the only Australian Made brand of industrial gearboxes (Genat and Wood), and has proudly adapted for Navy applications.

metal 3d printing

Metal 3D printing of custom light-weight requirements. 3D printing of a light weight knife that can used in a variety of different applications, such as a safety sailing/hiking knife. Custom designed by the Amiga team with a few extras added for safety situations.

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This image shows a few different designs of nozzles used for fuel injection and other liquid cooling and separation applications

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Amiga is licensed to manufacture special items and components. Metal 3D printing is perfect for this, with light weighting capabilities and bespoke design requirements.

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Heat exchangers are needed in a number of applications, metal 3d printing can be used for custom designs in Aluminium and other metal material requirements.

CNC Machining

Amiga has large size machining capabilities, for diameters up to 2800mm and up to lengths of 4300mm + some overhang.

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