Large Parts for Aircrafts Will Be Produced in Riga with a 3D Printer
Luminor bank has granted 0,804 million euro in financing to company SIA AM Craft, which is engaged in industrial 3D printing, producing both plastic parts for aviation and functional aids for medicine. Using the funding, the company has purchased four large-scale 3D printing units.
“3D printing makes it possible to quickly create unique and very specific plastic products for a wide range of applications. Aviation and medicine are among the major industries that have significantly increased the use of 3D printing. Products for these industries require a high level of quality control, traceability and transparency of production processes, which AM Craft will be able to ensure thanks to the new equipment. It is a pleasure that Luminor bank has the opportunity to support a company the products of which will be more environmentally friendly, as it will reduce CO2 emissions compared to traditional production methods, as well as improve the daily lives of people who need technical aids,” says Ilze Zoltnere, Head of Corporate Department at Luminor.
Thanks to the funding from Luminor bank, the 3D printing company has acquired four large-scale (90x90x90 cm working area) production units and plans to establish the first automated industrial 3D printing centre in Europe, focusing on the aviation and technical orthopaedic industries. AM Craft plans to automate the currently manual processes, which will significantly increase the overall productivity of the equipment and improve the digital control and monitoring of the entire production process. “It is a pleasure to continue cooperating with Luminior bank, which was able to quickly, professionally and competently delve into the potential of 3D printing in the field of aviation and medicine and evaluate the experience of our team to implement such an ambitious project,” Jānis Jātnieks, co-owner and board member of AM Craft, emphasizes.
AM Craft will ensure the production of plastic products certified for the aviation industry both for new products and parts (seats, luggage storage, cockpit) and for the improvement of existing aircraft interiors to improve passenger in-flight comfort (Wi-Fi installation, mobile charging station in each chair). In the field of technical orthopaedics, leg and arm orthoses suitable for long-term use, cosmetic covers for prostheses and other functional aids will be produced.
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