This year’s Paris Air Show (June 19-25) will see the additive manufacturing and 3D printing solutions company, Stratasys, demonstrate how advances in additive manufacturing are transforming the production of aircraft interior parts. Stratasys will present additive manufacturing solutions that facilitate the 3D printing of FAA- and EASA-certified parts, with a proven track record in improving repeatability, supply chain efficiencies and reducing costs for customers such as Airbus, ULA and others.
Stratasys will also make announcements with world-leading aerospace manufacturers at the show, reinforcing how Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions are helping aerospace companies and agencies improve economies of production.
This is exemplified by Stratasys’ recently established strategic partnership with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) to accelerate the adoption of 3D printed production parts for commercial aviation, while Etihad Airways, Siemens and STRATA recently produced the first fully-certified 3D printed aircraft interior part in the Middle East using Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology. The company’s ULTEM™ 9085 resin is also certified to an Airbus material specification, combining a high strength-to-weight ratio with FST (flame, smoke, and toxicity) compliance for aircraft flight parts. This enables Airbus to produce strong, lightweight parts, while substantially reducing production time and manufacturing costs.
FDM Technology works with production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. Stratasys has lead the 3D printing revolution ever since, developing a range of systems that appeal to large manufacturers, designers, engineers, educators and other professionals.
Additive manufacturing brings new levels of efficiency and flexibility to production supply chains by enabling parts to be produced on-demand and at locations optimized for delivery to final assembly lines. It also improves the buy-to-fly ratio as less material is wasted to produce final production parts, compared to conventional manufacturing methods.
To find out more about how Stratasys additive manufacturing is being used by its customers to produce fully-certified aircraft interior production parts, please visit the Stratasys booth at the Paris Air Show.