VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) and one of the world's largest 3D printing and
advanced manufacturing service providers, has been chosen by Airbus to
produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft. 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
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Additive manufacturing takes flight with 3D printed bracketing for the Airbus A350, manufactured by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing with FDM Technology and ULTEM™ 9085 resin. (Photo: Business Wire)
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," said Joe Allison, CEO of Stratasys Direct
Manufacturing. "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."
Stratasys, the parent company of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, and
Airbus share a history of collaboration, having worked together since
2013 on the implementation of 3D printing FDM technology for Airbus
tools and flying parts applications. This collaboration led to the
qualification in 2014 of ULTEM 9085 material for the production of
flying parts on Airbus aircrafts. Since 2015, Airbus has installed
thousands of FDM flying parts on aircrafts.
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Stratasys Direct Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is one of the world's largest providers
of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services utilizing the latest
technologies and decades of experience. With a broad range of additive
and conventional manufacturing services, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
assists companies at all stages of product development to bring better
products to the market faster. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has more
than 500 employees across six manufacturing facilities in the United
States. Online at: www.stratasysdirect.com.
For nearly 30 years, Stratasys
Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force in 3D
printing and additive manufacturing, shaping the way things are made.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company
empowers customers across vertical markets, including aerospace,
automotive, healthcare, education, and consumer products, by enabling
new approaches for design and manufacturing. Stratasys solutions offer
design freedom and manufacturing flexibility, reducing time-to-market
and lowering development costs, while improving products and
communication. Subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, as well as
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, which offers 3D printed parts on demand.
Stratasys also offers Expert Services in North America and over 4
million free, 3D printable design files through its Thingiverse and
GrabCAD communities. Stratasys has 1,200 granted or pending additive
manufacturing patents and has received more than 30 technology and
leadership awards. Online at: www.stratasys.com
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