Aerospace manufacturing - NASA rover with FDM parts 

Aerospace

3D printing means innovating fast and flying with confidence

Get your ideas off the ground quickly. Stratasys technology helps aerospace manufacturers innovate faster, test more thoroughly and maximize resources.

Aerospace engineers rely on patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology for prototyping, tooling and part manufacturing. FDM works with high-performance thermoplastics, including ULTEM 9085, to build jigs, fixtures, check gauges and end-use aircraft parts. Designers in aerospace have long embraced FDM for concept modeling and prototyping.

For precision prototyping that includes rigid, rubberlike and clear materials, Stratasys also offers PolyJet 3D printing.

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