Accelerate innovation in the aerospace and defense industries

Reduce risk, speed up release and simplify supply chains through rapid prototyping and on-demand production

Designing aerospace and defense components is inherently high-risk work. This puts even more pressure on the early development phase when testing and validating materials and manufacturing processes. To solve this problem, product engineers turned to Ming Ren to iterate designs more quickly, prototyping and creating complex geometries using final materials. From early prototyping and design validation to heat testing and release, our automated manufacturing services are leveraged throughout the product life cycle.

Why did aerospace and defense companies choose Ming Ren?

Metal 3D printing technology

Additive manufacturing is used to construct complex geometries to reduce the weight of part designs or the number of metal parts in assemblies。

Automatic NC machining

Turning using high speed 3 - and 5-axis milling processes and live tools to process increasingly complex metal and plastic components.

Aerospace tools and installations

Get durable production-grade tools, fixtures, and other assistive tools within a few days, so development and workflow will continue to evolve.

Quality certification and traceability

Use our AS9100 and ISO9001 certified machining and 3D printing processes to handle demanding parts. Qualified items can also provide aluminum traceability.

Aerospace material

Choose from machined metals (such as aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel at 17-4 PH), and 3D-printed metals (such as Inco nickel and cobalt-chromium alloys).

What is the best material for aerospace components?

titaniumThis lightweight, rugged material is available through machining and 3D printing services and offers excellent corrosion and high temperature resistance

aluminumThe metal's high strength-to-weight ratio makes it ideal for shells and supports that must withstand high loads. Aluminum can be used for machining and 3D printing parts.

stainless steel 17-4 PH material part

Inconel The 3D-printed metal is a nickel-chromium superalloy, ideal for rocket engine components and other applications that require high temperature resistance.

Stainless steelThe SS 17-4 PH is widely used in the aerospace industry due to its high strength, good corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties at temperatures up to 600°F. Like titanium, it can be machined or 3D-printed.

Liquid silicone rubberOur elastic fluorosilicone materials are specifically designed for fuel and oil resistance and our optical silicone rubber is an excellent alternative to PC/PMMA.

Aerospace applications

Our digital manufacturing capabilities have accelerated the development of various metal and plastic aerospace components. Several common aerospace applications include:

  • Heat exchanger
  • manifold
  • Turbine pump
  • Liquid and gas flow components
  • The fuel nozzle
  • Conformal cooling channel