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Thales 3D printing — additive manufacturing — is lowering the weight and cost of space parts in an increasingly-competitive market for tomorrow’s satellites.
A new phase of space exploration is leading to discoveries about our planet and about ourselves
The 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' is already at work at Thales Alenia Space, where the digital integration of the most advanced manufacturing technologies provide clients today with quick turn-around for customized satellites and at competitive cost.
Part of the company’s digital transformation, additive manufacturing made its appearance at Thales Alenia Space a few years ago. Today, all communications satellites made by the company feature 3D printed parts.