Amaero Additive wins rocket parts, automotive orders
Additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has booked new orders for 3D printed parts for the space industry and automotive sectors. The company announced a purchase order from Queensland
manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies for the manufacture of two rocket motor components for the company’s Eris rockets which are capable of payloads up to 305 kilograms into low earth orbits, up to 215 kilograms into 500 kilometres sun synchronous orbits, or up to 305 kilograms into 500 km equatorial orbits.
First launch is scheduled for 2022, with Amaero confident that after evaluation further component orders will follow. The company has also won orders from automotive manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) which develops and manufactures rear view mirror system and intelligent camera technologies for the automotive industry.
Amaero will provide prototype components for a new vehicle build by SMR, which operates out of its factory at Lonsdale south of Adelaide. In August Amaero won orders from SMR for components for a new SUV project. Amaero CEO Barrie Finnin said: “These purchase orders are important steps in progressing towards large commercial contract wins, and with the company’s El Segundo facility also being awarded AS9100 aerospace certification, and qualification steps already in place, Amaero is strongly positioned to start bidding on high value contracts within the aerospace, space and defence industries.”