Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing | Stratasys

Elevate Your Next Aerospace Prototype

When ideas occur, being able to test and prove them quickly is critical – especially in the fast-paced aerospace industry. Prototyping with Stratasys 3D printing solutions gives you the ability to solve design challenges before committing to expensive, time-consuming tooling. Plus, our fixtures and flight-worthy parts enable your ideas to go from concept to 35,000 feet in a fraction of the time.

a customized, purple, 3D printed arm rest prototype made from the J750 printer

A customized armrest prototype printed using the J750

“We decided to 3D print the TransRoPorter prototype, which offered us the least expensive, fastest and most elegant solution. Everyone involved in the project is delighted with the outcome.”

Dr. Kaj Fuehrer, German Aerospace Center

Test Your Ideas

Three people reviewing a 3D Printed Part

Concept Validation

Go beyond traditional words and CAD pictures with highly realistic 3D printed prototypes and gain early buy-in from customers and stakeholders before committing to costly production.

Woman examining a 3D Printed Part

Fit Checks

Quickly check your design’s form and fit with mating parts using time-efficient, accurate 3D printed prototypes.

functional testing of a 3D printed part

Functional Tests

Test your designs in the same environment as the production part. Engineering-grade thermoplastics and flexible materials give your prototypes functional capability under operational conditions.

Related Products and Materials

Fortus 380mc and 450mc Series

Based on our strong heritage of FDM technology, the Fortus 380mc/450mc series 3D Printers using engineering-grade materials like PC, ABS and FDM Nylon12CF (carbon-filled).

Fortus 900mc

The Fortus 900mc Production System boasts the largest build tray of any FDM 3D system and prints with the broadest array of FDM thermoplastics.

High-Performance Thermoplastic

With high flame, smoke and toxicity ratings and an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, ULTEM 1010 resin material is ideal for aerospace prototyping, production and tooling.

Case Studies and Additional Resources

TransRoPorter Prototype with FDM 3D printed components.

Prototyping for the Extreme

The materials used in FDM technology provide the right stuff to make complex prototypes of exploration robots designed to traverse the Mars landscape.

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UAV 3D printed aircraft

Rapid Iteration

3D printing enabled SelectTech Geospatial to reduce development time and cost by 70% over traditional methods.

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Bell Helicopter in flight

The Right Tool for the Job

Material capability, fast deployment and ease of use make FDM technology an essential tool for Bell Helicopter’s rapid prototyping lab.

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