Our partner CAES celebrated the opening of RF Additive Manufacturing facility in Exeter.
Lausanne, April 25th 2022 – CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronics, announced today the opening of its new state of the art RF additive manufacturing operations in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. The facility supports CAES’ partnership with SWISSto12, the leading provider of 3D printed technology for RF applications. “We are the fastest growing Swiss aerospace company and are dedicated to bringing our patented additive manufactured RF products and solutions to the United States aerospace industry”, said Emile de Rijk, CEO and Founder of SWISSto12.
Customers, employees as well as government officials including the United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the United States Representative Chris Pappas of New Hampshire were present to witness this important Milestone.
“CAES is investing in the future and we are excited to open the doors to our new additive manufacturing lab which helps us further meet our customers’ next generation design needs for mission-ready RF systems,” said Mike Kahn, CEO CAES. “3D printing has been a game changer in many manufacturing disciplines and we are excited in what this technology will do for RF components.
“I was thrilled to join the ribbon cutting ceremony at CAES to celebrate their new 3-D additive manufacturing lab. This cutting-edge technology will help this Exeter facility produce advanced electronics for space systems – which not only strengthen our national security but also help track weather systems to improve agriculture and commerce,” said United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
CAES’ new facility is a world class facility outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to 3D printing of RF technology and has been identified as the leading facility to provide additive manufacturing services by top US aerospace. The proprietary printing and metal finishing offers the highest achievable RF performance on the market. The operations consist of dedicated equipment for 3D-printed RF technology design and manufacturing including a qualified laser powder bed fusion machine, associated process support equipment, proprietary metal finishing and plating line, and complete RF testing capability. In addition, CAES and SWISSto12 have a successful working partnership to provide custom additive manufacturing design services tailored to customer requirements.
SWISSto12 is a leading developer of advanced satellite payload systems and small geostationary-satellites called HummingSat. These systems benefit from the company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs that are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF functionality. Besides its space portfolio, the company is also active in telecommunications, surveillance and radar applications for the aerospace industry. SWISSto12 has developed commercially with success in Europe and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales group, Elbit, IAI and the European Space Agency. SWISSto12 is the fastest growing Swiss aerospace company, spun off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. www.swissto12.com
CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic, and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure world. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation. www.caes.com