Stratasys selected by Airbus 3D print jet parts

Stratasys selected by Airbus to 3D print jet parts

6:33 AM, 21st July 2017
Stratasys selected by Airbus to 3D print jet parts
Additive manufacturing takes flight with 3D printed bracketing for the Airbus A350, manufactured by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing with FDM Technology and ULTEM 9085 resin.

VALENCIA, US: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd (SSYS) has been chosen by Airbus to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft.

Stratasys is one of the world’s largest 3D printing and advanced manufacturing service providers. The company will print non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for system installation, on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM 9085 material.

The project will help Airbus achieve greater supply chain flexibility and improve cost competitiveness while leveraging on reduced material consumption and waste.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s 3D printing capacity and infrastructure allow printing and shipping parts on demand to Airbus, bringing the expected reactivity, tighter turnaround times and lower inventory costs.

“We are proud to work with Airbus to continually advance 3D printing in aerospace applications. Our expertise in building parts ready for installation on the aircraft, along with our unique process controls and quality procedures, will allow Airbus to improve competitiveness leveraging on the technical benefits of 3D printing,” said Joe Allison, CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

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