Stratasys|3D Printing Solutions for Aerospace
    ACCELERATE

    Get Ideas Off the Ground Quickly

    Solve design challenges before you commit to expensive and time-consuming tooling and production. Manufacturing with 3D Printing enables faster iteration, decision making, and response to market changes.Fixtures and flight-worthy parts go from idea to production in a fraction of the time.

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    INNOVATE

    Design for Lower Fuel Costs and Increased Payload

    APPLICATION

    Production Parts

    Fly with less weight, reduce complexity, or simplify production — if you can conceive it, our solutions help make it a reality. Enjoy freedom to produce complex geometries not possible with other manufacturing processes. Using certified materials also allows you to be secure that your produced designs are flightworthy and able to handle the rigors of real world application. Sign up for our Aerospace and Defense Innovation Series to stay informed on how additive manufacturing is shaping the industry through performance and manufacturing efficiencies.

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    PERFORM

    Streamline the Cost and Complexities of Production

    APPLICATION

    Composite Tooling

    Improve production efficiency and flight performance while simplifying inventory with strong, lightweight composite parts. Also save time and find more ways to optimize by 3D printing your tooling for composite parts. For interior components, soften the impact of late design changes to keep production on track. 3D print flight-ready parts like housings and ductwork in-house with certified, traceable material.

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    CUSTOMIZE

    Produce High-Mix, Low Volume Parts on the Fly

    APPLICATION

    Jigs and Fixtures

    Avoid high machining costs for custom tools or parts needed for individual repairs and restorations. Even jigs and fixtures can be built quickly and affordably. Greater complexity won't drive up costs. Use 3D printing solutions to easily build flight-worthy parts from durable thermoplastics.

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    Custom 3D printed airplane windows

    “[Stratasys technology] has saved [U.S. Department of Defense] over $3.8 million to date with an expected 10-to-15-year savings of over $15 million.”

    Mitchell Weatherly, Sheppard AFB, Chief, Trainer Development Flight

    Applications Within Aerospace and Defense

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    JIGS AND FIXTURES
    3D printing design flexibility allows you to optimize jigs, fixtures and other manufacturing aids for specific tasks, components, individuals or equipment without increasing costs or production time.
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    PRODUCTION PARTS
    Say yes to production of low volume, customized parts. Without the delay and expense of tooling, you can produce geometrically complex parts in-house that are durable, stable, and repeatable.
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    COMPOSITE TOOLING
    Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology simplifies the fabrication of composite parts while providing unparalleled design freedom. High-temperature, cost-effective tools can be produced in days.
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    Digital Manufacturing Takes Off

    Saves $800K and 3 Years of Development

    Major advantages to the FDM system include its speed over alternative build methods, its versatility versus injection molding, and the ability to run multiple parts simultaneously through the system.

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    Expanding Innovation with Additive Manufacturing

    United Launch Alliance (ULA), America’s premier space launch provider, uses an enterprise approach to additive manufacturing.

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    Aerospace Innovation News

    Stay up-to-date on aerospace solutions

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    Learn to reduce time and cost by 3D printing custom jigs and fixtures

    3D solutions lower the justification threshold by increasing ROI

    3D solutions lower the threshold so that manufacturers can put more jigs and fixtures with optimized designs into service.

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