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Additive Parts by Aerospace People

Addaero Manufacturing was started in 2013 in New Britain, Connecticut by three experienced aerospace and additive technology professionals with a vision to bring the best of both of these worlds to the additive manufacturing of metal alloys. The firm’s efforts are dedicated to high precision manufacturing to provide superior performance and increased speed to market.

High Precision companies are increasingly looking to Addaero Manufacturing to qualify materials, supply production quality parts and assist in qualifying additive manufacturing as a production technology. In a short period of time, industry has recognized the quality and comprehensive approach that Addaero Manufacturing brings to bear on every additive technology development and parts production project engagement.

AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certified


Nothing can replace the time it takes to fully understand any manufacturing process. At Addaero we have spent thousands of hours manufacturing and testing production hardware in order to understand what it takes to do additive right. From the chemistry & microstructure of the material to the final part, our experience can be used to give you the confidence to use our products in the most demanding applications.

Robust Supply Chain:

At Addaero we recognize that it is a team effort to build production components and we have assembled a world class network of partners to ensure we can get the job done. Below are examples of the external processes we use on a regular basis to ensure we meet our customer’s quality requirements.

+ Surface Finish Improvement

+ Thermal Processing (HIP)

+ Non-destructive Testing and Inspection (X-Ray, UTS, Chemistry, Metallurgical)

+ Machining and CMM Inspection

+ Coatings

Aerospace Quality

Are you frustrated when you ask for one thing and receive another? At Addaero we make sure you receive exactly what you requested. From the simplest part to the most complex assembly our team of dedicated engineers will work with you to understand your requirements and ensure that the final part you receive is exactly what you requested.


One of the many advantages of Addaero is our size. With a small team of dedicated professionals we are able to accomplish great things. You can expect that we will be responsive to your request and ensure they don’t fall into a bureaucratic trap. Most importantly, the coordination between employees is seamless to the customer. That means you’ll be able to contact any of us on the team and ensure that the entire company is aligned to your needs.

From Aerospace People

Addaero brings together people steeped in aerospace industry experience combined with in-depth knowledge of additive technologies and processes. This teaming arrangement provides customers the ability to unlock the potential strength of additive parts in their products and processes. No additive parts manufacturer can match the offering. We live additive and aerospace, and have done so for over 15 years.


Rich Merlino


As President, Rich Merlino heads up Addaero Manufacturing and is responsible for the overall direction of the company. For a majority of his career, he’s served in various sales and operations capacities for Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies. He’s well versed in the multiple facets of supply management.


David Hill

V.P. Operations

David oversees all of the operational and quality aspects of the company.  Under his leadership Addaero became one of the first additive manufacturing focused companies to obtain AS9100C certification.  Prior to joining Addaero, he held significant roles with Pratt & Whitney in operations as well as engineering and international business development.


Dr. Cesar Terrazas

V.P. Engineering

Cesar brings over a decade of additive Electron Beam Melting experience to Addaero. He’s published several papers on additive parts and materials properties and is often quoted in industry resources and publications. Cesar is intimately involved in the manufacturing of additive parts and the impact of his technical expertise is felt on every Addaero engagement.