Thales Alenia Space and SWISSto12 enter into agreement to setup a digitalised and highly effective spacecraft waveguide supply chain

Thales Alenia Space and SWISSto12 entered into agreement during the Satellite 2018 show in Washington DC. Both companies will work and innovate together by setting up a novel supply chain of spacecraft waveguides. The products will be manufactured by SWISSto12 based on Thales Alenia Space design and SWISSto12 proprietary Additive Manufacturing and surface treatment technologies that have now reached space qualification maturity. Thales Alenia Space,the world champion in 3D-printed parts in orbit, will be amongst the first satellite integrators to benefit from this novel technology as well as a digitalisation approach that both partners are setting up to enable disruptively low lead-times, manufacturing flexibility and competitiveness for high quantities of custom designed waveguides.