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PPG Ambient Reactive Extrusion (ARE) Additive Manufacturing Technology

PPG ARETM 3D Additive Manufacturing

Watch this video to learn more about PPG ARETM (Ambient Reactive Extrusion)
additive manufacturing technology.

Our proprietary PPG ARE additive manufacturing technology is an agile, reactive extrusion-based technology that expands the capabilities of current manufacturing technologies with a broad selection of new materials and use-cases.

This new and exciting technology can produce high-quality gaskets and seals using PPG’s commercially qualified Aerospace Sealants portfolio. 

PPG's Aerospace Sealant portfolio ready for PPG ARE Additive Manufacturing: 

PR-1425 PR-1429 PR-1440 (AMS-S-8802) PR-1750 (AMS 3276)
PR-1829 P/S 890 PR-1776MB (AMS 3281 Ty I) P/S 870 (Mil-PRF-81733)
P/S 872 PR-2001 PR-2001LW (AMS 3277)  

Our 3D printed Aerospace sealant gaskets come fully cured, and ready for quick application. By leveraging PPG’s 3D printing of gaskets and seals, our customers experience accelerated production throughput, minimal rework, and higher quality sealing solutions.

To learn more about how PPG ARE technology can benefit you and your sealing process, view our press release to learn how PPG Uses Patented PPG Ambient Reactive Extrusion Technology to 3D Print Ramp Seals for Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules

Our process is simple: 
We collaborate to identify PPG ARE sealing applications to fit your needs.
2. We generate a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file via reverse engineering
or based on an existing design.
3. We produce a prototype of the design and iterate until desired requirements are met or exceeded.
4. Once the final design and part are approved, we generate a part number and produce your
gaskets on-demand at our ASC LA location.

For PPG’s aerospace application support center nearest you, please visit our website at or contact us at for more information.

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