Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Metal 3D printing: Thales creates a global centre of expertise in Morocco

09/09/2017

08.09.2017

Share

Share this article

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

LinkedIn

Thales supports Moroccos ambition to progress in the aerospace sector and is inaugurating its industrial Competence Centre in Casablanca, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing. This plant will become a platform allowing the international requirements of the Group and its customers to be met.

Monsieur Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministre de l'Industrie, de l'Investissement, du Commerce, et de l'Economie Num rique, Pierre Prigent, Directeur de Thales au Maroc, Philippe Chamoret, VP Industrie du groupe Thales, Jean-Claude Derbes, Directeur du Centre de Comp tence 3D.

Key points

Metal 3D printing will lead to a reduction in the development and manufacturing times for parts with high added value made from complex metal alloys in all mechanical domains, in particular the aerospace and space domains.

The industrial Competence Centre at the heart of the Thales groups Industry 4.0 development generates employment.

Thales is continuing with its commitments as part of its cooperation with Morocco.

This industrial Competence Centre forms part of the Industrial Acceleration Plan 2014 to 2020, supported by the Kingdom of Morocco, which supports the development of an innovative ecosystem involving Thales and its local suppliers, including the creation of a high-tech industrial competence centre. With an existing aerospace ecosystem of subcontractors, Morocco has everything needed to become Thales global centre of expertise in 3D printing. The use of a secure digital platform provides the industrial Competence Centre with the latest innovations in terms of connected industry and smart plants, and will improve the competitiveness of the solutions offered to our customers

Pierre Prigent, Thales Country Director in Morocco.

Spread across an area of 1000 m , in the Midparc zone in Casablanca, this industrial Competence Centre will eventually employ around twenty engineers and technicians. It is currently equipped with two so-called selective laser melting technology machines. This technique, which involves fusing metal alloy powders using a high-intensity laser, is used to manufacture metal parts of unrivalled complexity, which cannot be manufactured using current technologies. It is freed from the high-reliability constraints of traditional manufacturing, while reducing the number of parts used and making them lighter. The initial qse series will be produced using aluminium and titanium, widely used in the aerospace sector. In the medium-term, Thales is planning to acquire 10 machines.

The Industry 4.0 type procedure undertaken accelerates the efficiency of the production tool, allowing improved production, at a lower cost and in a more environmentally friendly manner. It offers a new way of handling production through smart systems used to collect, store, manage and analyse thousands of items of information from their sensors. This Competence Centre, which specialises in 3D printing, is fully in line with the digital transformation of Thales and will provide a genuine global centre of expertise, from which Morocco will be the first to benefit.

Thales is bringing state-of-the-art technology and a high added value profession to Morocco: it is a genuine source of pride for us to deliver this leap forward to the country's industrial sector. This new project is proof that the Moroccan is achieving a diametric shift in its industrial sector, which is driving the creation of highly specialized jobs in the country.

Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Commercial and Digital Economy.

Thales in Morocco

Thales has a long-standing partnership with Morocco. The company opened its local office in Rabat in 2006 and is active in Morocco in defence, aerospace, transportation and security, and has 45 employees. Key references include:

In the security domain, Thales provides IT (cybersecurity) and physical security systems for critical facilities (essential operators, banks, etc.).

In the transportation domain, Thales deploys a global system for mobile telecommunications (GSM-R) over 7 lines of the Moroccan network, including the high-speed line, and deploys its signalling solutions on the Taourirt-B ni Ansar line.

In the aerospace domain, Thales has supplied air navigation assistance equipment to the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA), along with on-board entertainment systems for the B737 and B787 aircraft of Royal Air Maroc.

In the defence domain, Thales is providing combat systems for Morocco's SIGMA-class corvettes and communication systems and a sonar suite for the FREMM frigate Mohammed VI.

In April 2013, Thales and Rabat International University signed a partnership agreement in aerospace, space and cybersecurity to support technological innovation through training and research.

PDF version

PR_170908_Metal 3D printing Thales creates a global centre of expertise in Morocco

Contact

Anne-Sophie Malot, Defence Aerospace

33 (0) 1 57 77 89 52

Send a message
LINK: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/aerospace/press-release/metal...
See more stories from thales

Most recent headlines

16/12/2018

Claypaky Scenius Spot On for Miss Vietnam 2018

Claypaky Scenius Spot On for Miss Vietnam 2018 posted: 16/12/2018 The biennial Miss Vietnam beauty pageant descended on the Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Mi...

16/12/2018

L-Acoustics Synthesizes Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling

L-Acoustics Synthesizes Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling posted: 16/12/2018 Evanescence performing live with LMG's K1/K2 system LMG Touring provides ...

16/12/2018

Subsidiaries of Japan's national public broadcaster deploy latest-generation EVS server for UHD production

Subsidiaries of Japans national public broadcaster deploy latest-generation EVS ...

16/12/2018

Lotto and Lotto Plus results for Saturday, 15 December 2018

Are you ready for the Lotto and Lotto Plus draw on Saturday, 15 December? It's yet another chance to find out whether or not you're South Africa's l...

16/12/2018

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 16 December 2018

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forec...

16/12/2018

Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip and lucky numbers for 16 December, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Liv Ulmann, Melanie Smith, Ben Cross, Lesley Stahl, Steven Bochco, Michael McCary, William Refrigerator Perry, Hallee Hirsh, Ben...

16/12/2018

Watch: Uzalo latest episode, Friday 14 December 2018 [video]

In today's episode of Uzalo: MaNgcobo has to resort to desperate measures to wriggle out of the baby scan issue. Mxolisi makes a mistake by revealing someth...

16/12/2018

Avengers 4 trailer gives little away [video]

The highly anticipated teaser trailer for the latest installment of the Avengers franchise gives little away but nonetheless has caused a buzz among fans. The ...

15/12/2018

Crowd pleaser

PEEX lets audiences mix their own sound Hardware > Processor Software > Mixer The Peex Rx receiver PEEX is a new live sound technology developed by former ...

15/12/2018

Executive PA

Sequenz unveil nifty stereo keyboard amp/monitor Hardware Monitoring Japanese keyboard stand company Sequenz, who announced worldwide distribution via Korg ...

15/12/2018

DOJ Is OK With Raycom/Gray Deal with Spin-offs

The Justice Department says Gray Television and Raycom have to divest TV stations in nine markets if they want to get approval of their $3.6 billion merger they...

15/12/2018

WarnerMedia Adds New Streaming Platform to Reillys List

AT&T is adding more to the plate of one of its favorite executives, putting Kevin Reilly in creative control of its upcoming direct-to-consumer platform. A vet...

15/12/2018

ABC Orders More Episodes For Several Comedies

ABC has ordered additional episodes for several comedies, including two for Black-ish, and one apiece for The Kids Are Alright, The Goldbergs and Single Parents...

15/12/2018

Food Network, Ina Garten Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Ina Garten in "Barefoot Contessa" Image courtesy Food Network Ina Garten has signed a multi-year agreement with Food Network to continue her Barefoot Contessa...

15/12/2018

The My.PreSonus App: The Gift that Keeps on Giving!

The My.PreSonus app is your connection to your PreSonus products, the PreSonus support community, and the entire PreSonus ecosystem. Apple users download HERE!...

15/12/2018

The Dictator s Playbook Follows the Rise and Fall of Six 20th Century Rulers

Benito Mussolini | Kim Il Sung Getty Images | AP Images Documentary Series Evaluates Shared Tactics Used by Six Historical Figures Across Multiple Decades and...

15/12/2018

Trinnov do Dante (and AES67)

Loudspeaker processors talk to more audio standards Hardware > Speaker Management One of Trinnovs MC-HCC high-channel count processors Adding to their produ...

15/12/2018

Celebramos el Crecimiento y la Evolucin del Sonido del Trap con Trapperz

El trap desaf a cualquier definici n. Este g nero, que tiene sus ra ces en el hip-hop, se origin en las calles de Atlanta con pioneros como Jeezy y T.I. Desde ...

15/12/2018

Toasting Spotify Wrapped 2018 at Our Influencer Lunch

What's on your 2018 Spotify Wrapped? Our most recent campaign has been the talk of the town since we launched last week, and the celebrations don't stop...

15/12/2018

How to Set Up Spotify on Your Amazon Alexa-Enabled Device

So you just unwrapped an Amazon Alexa, Echo, or Echo Dot-maybe someone who really gets you gifted one, or perhaps the holidays inspired you to treat yo' sel...

15/12/2018

How to Set Up Spotify on Your Google Home Mini

Voice-activated speakers are some of the hottest gifts this holiday season, and the Google Home, Hub, Max, and Mini are no exceptions. If you just unwrapped one...

15/12/2018

Toshiba Publishes English Edition of CSR Report 2018

TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced that the English edition of the Toshiba Group Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018 (hereinafter ...

15/12/2018

Toshiba Group Celebrates CSR Month

Toshiba is celebrating December as its annual CSR Month. Building on the aims of International Volunteer Day, a UN-designated event held on December 5, Toshiba ...

15/12/2018

Joe Commare, ESPN's First Director of Remote Ops, Passes Away at 84 Following Short Illness

Joe Commare, ESPN's First Director of Remote Ops, Passes Away at 84 Followin...

15/12/2018

Ninja To Live Commentate Thursday Night Football Tonight on Twitch

Ninja To Live Commentate Thursday Night Football Tonight on Twitch By SVG Staff Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm Print This Story Story Highlights T...

15/12/2018

SVG Summit Draws Record Crowd, Spotlights Top Tech Trends in Sports Production

SVG Summit Draws Record Crowd, Spotlights Top Tech Trends in Sports Production The 13th-annual Summit drew 1400+ sports-production pros By Jason Dachman, Chie...

15/12/2018

The SVG Podcast: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus (Plus a SVG Summit Recap)

The SVG Podcast: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus (Plus a SVG Summit Recap) A look back on the year that was a look ahead to the future of the industry (especia...

15/12/2018

Behind the Mic: ESPN Reups Jessica Mendoza for Sunday Night Baseball Telecasts; Jason Reid Extends With The Undefeated

Behind the Mic: ESPN Reups Jessica Mendoza for Sunday Night Baseball Telecasts...

15/12/2018

SVG On Demand: Quantum's Jamie Lerner and Eric Bassier Discuss Future of Storage Technology for M&E

SVG On Demand: Quantum's Jamie Lerner and Eric Bassier Discuss Future of Sto...

15/12/2018

8K Buzz Becomes Reality in Japan; Inter BEE 2018 Highlights 12Gbps, VR and Next-Gen Replay

8K Buzz Becomes Reality in Japan; Inter BEE 2018 Highlights 12Gbps, VR and Next-...

15/12/2018

SVG Summit 2018: What's Next in Sports Tech - 5G, AR, HDR, POV Cams, and At-Home Production

SVG Summit 2018: What's Next in Sports Tech - 5G, AR, HDR, POV Cams, and At-...

15/12/2018

Comcast Technology Solutions Delivers Comcast Innovations to Sports Industry

Comcast Technology Solutions Delivers Comcast Innovations to Sports Industry By SVG Staff Friday, December 14, 2018 - 1:45 pm Print This Story Story Highl...

15/12/2018

13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) call for Discretionary Award Nominations

13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) call for Discretio...

15/12/2018

VEON HOLDINGS B.V. AND VIP FINANCE IRELAND DAC ANNOUNCE ADJOURNMENT OF MEETINGS

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 December 2018 - VEON Holdings B.V. (the Company ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VEON Ltd. ( VEON ), and VIP Finance Ireland DAC (in ...

15/12/2018

Ridiculously Fast New Processor for Autonomous Machines, Tasty Kebabs Bring Crowd to NVIDIA HQ

AI robots. Chicken kebabs. Ridiculously fast technology. Ah, the good things in ...

15/12/2018

CBS Announces Recipients of $20 Million Grant to Support Eliminating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Dec 14 2018 NEW YORK - Dec. 14, 2018 - CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) a...

14/12/2018

VANDA, the first virtual assistant in Hungary, has started to work at Telekom

VANDA, the first virtual assistant in Hungary, has started to work at Telekom Budapest, December 11, 2018 11:00 This summer Telekom's customer service r...

14/12/2018

SBS and DFAT multicultural Australia roundtable

SBS and DFAT multicultural Australia roundtable 14 December 2018 Media release On 23 November 2018, SBS and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade par...

14/12/2018

Tonight recommissioned as it celebrates 20 years on air

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2018 Tonight recommissioned as it celebrates 20 years on air Shiver, the award-winning ITV Studios label, has been recommissioned to pro...

14/12/2018

Broadcasters publish joint guidance note on Ofcom out-of-London definitions

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2018 Broadcasters publish joint guidance note on Ofcom out-of-London definitions The UK's PSBs (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5) h...

14/12/2018

IVP Concludes Successful Year Announces 15 New Investments

Menlo Park, CA - December 13, 2018 - During 2018, IVP made 15 new investments and announced four significant M&A transactions. Highlights include the acquisiti...

14/12/2018

Half of homes could boost their broadband

Half of homes could boost their broadband Add to Your Pages 14 December 2018 Millions could get faster internet today without paying more, research re...

14/12/2018

KAYA SCODELARIO TO STAR IN NETFLIX ICE-SKATING DRAMA SERIES SPINNING OUT

We kindly ask that you link to www.netflix.com/spinningout in your coverage Kaya Scodelario will skate into the lead role on Spinning Out, a new edgy drama se...

14/12/2018

NETFLIX PICKS UP BONDING FROM RIGHTOR DOYLE

-- Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell to star -- Bonding centers on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete, a recently out gay man, and Tiff, a gra...

14/12/2018

Powerball and Powerball Plus results Friday, 14 December 2018

It's Friday night and that can only mean one thing; cash dollar bills (not really) are ready to be won in the Powerball draw. Powerball and Powerball Plus ...

14/12/2018

Gauteng Weather: Severe thunderstorms and hail observed over Johannesburg

Every day is an adventure when it comes to Gauteng weather. From flash flood predictions to a heatwave and stage one water restrictions, and now thunderstorms a...

14/12/2018

Mourinho insists that Manchester United are not built in his image [video]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the team under his command are not built in his image. Mourinho responded to the notion that Liverpoo...

14/12/2018

Watch: 7de Laan, latest episode Friday, 14 December [video]

If you are keen on keeping up with all the fever-pitch drama at Hillside, you have come to the right place. A warning though - there are 7de Laan spoilers ahead...

14/12/2018

Watch: Latest Skeem Saam episode for Friday, 14 December [video]

Couldn't you catch the latest episode of Skeem Saam? Don't worry, we've got you covered. On tonight's episode: Mary throws an atomic bombshell ...

14/12/2018

Watch: Generations The Legacy latest episode Friday, 14 December [video]

On tonight's episode: Smanga hides his worry when he hears what his brother's intentions are. Lesedi finds out Mpho is back in town. Tau runs into an ol...