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Aerospace Industry Report

Additive Manufacturing Propels Aerospace to New Heights

Learn how Lockheed Martin can drive additive manufacturing further with Stratasys.

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Lockheed Martin Space Takes off with Additive Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin Space uses additive manufacturing and ESD PEKK-based material to produce flight-worthy parts for the Orion space mission to Mars and beyond.

GrabCAD Print Pro Tutorials

The premium version of GrabCAD Print™, GrabCAD Print Pro™ is now available! This version includes new & enhanced features.

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Stratasys customers to scan and automatically correct printed parts for deformation!

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Have long thin flat parts you’ve always wanted to print right on top of each other in FDM but the slicer never allowed you to? Now you can!

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Learn how to save print settings for common print job types to speed up workflow and synchronize your team. 

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Learn how to use per part estimation and assembly grouping.

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Explore the new Labels feature to cleanly mark and annotate your FDM parts right in GrabCAD Print Pro without ANY preparation!

Stratasys customers to scan and automatically correct printed parts for deformation!

Have long thin flat parts you’ve always wanted to print right on top of each other in FDM but the slicer never allowed you to? Now you can!

Learn how to save print settings for common print job types to speed up workflow and synchronize your team. 

Learn how to use per part estimation and assembly grouping.

Explore the new Labels feature to cleanly mark and annotate your FDM parts right in GrabCAD Print Pro without ANY preparation!

Aerospace 3D Printers

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F900

The F900 boasts the most extensive print bed and a wide range of thermoplastic materials. 

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Fortus 450mc

The Fortus 450mc is versatile and excels in various applications, including prototyping, tooling, and creating end-use parts.

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Neo800

The Neo®800 produces top-notch parts that exhibit exceptional surface quality, precision, and intricate details. Create prototypes, rapid tooling, and master patterns.

Stratasys - P3 3D Printer - Origin One.

Origin One

This groundbreaking technology delivers exceptional levels of accuracy, consistency, detail, and throughput.

H350 powder bed fusion 3D printer

H350™

The H350 powder bed fusion 3D printer delivers accurate, production-grade parts with affordable high volume 3D printing.

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The Report: Why Polymer Additive Manufacturing Makes Sense for Aerospace

Read the report that will reinforce your belief in additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry, particularly in light of current challenges and trends.

Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Industry Report

Aerospace Webinars

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Hear from Ruslan at Boom Supersonic about why they chose 3D printing when manufacturing over 700 drill guides for theri XB-1 supersonic demonstrator, and the design flexibility and cost savings they experienced.

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Watch how Maxar uses Stratasys additive manufacturing technology to develop their geo communication satellites as well as the different AM applications and materials specific for Space.

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Steve Fournier from General Atomics Aeronautics gives a detailed look at their additive manufacturing strategy.

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Take a look at the present and future of end-use part production in additive manufacturing. The panelists dive into several topics including validation, predictive maintenance and build simulation.

Hear from Ruslan at Boom Supersonic about why they chose 3D printing when manufacturing over 700 drill guides for theri XB-1 supersonic demonstrator, and the design flexibility and cost savings they experienced.

Watch how Maxar uses Stratasys additive manufacturing technology to develop their geo communication satellites as well as the different AM applications and materials specific for Space.

Steve Fournier from General Atomics Aeronautics gives a detailed look at their additive manufacturing strategy.

Take a look at the present and future of end-use part production in additive manufacturing. The panelists dive into several topics including validation, predictive maintenance and build simulation.

The competition is succeeding with polymer additive manufacturing

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Boom saved 96% in material cost and 86% in lead time savings when they 3D printed a rudder limiter system prototype using ASA thermoplastics.

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East/West Industries used a Fortus 450mc™ printer to design and produce a replacement die using FDM® Nylon-12CF carbon fibre material, saving 80% in cost and 87% time savings.

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Sierra Space engineers reported that the Stratasys F900 saved tens of thousands of hours in CAD development and manufacturing for creating custom tools called "chucks." Engineers reduced the original print time projection by 75%.

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ULA redesigned and 3Dprint the Atlas V rocket avionics cooling duct using ULTEM™ 9085 resin material, drastically reducing 140 metal parts to 16 parts, and a 98% reduction in production costs.

Boom saved 96% in material cost and 86% in lead time savings when they 3D printed a rudder limiter system prototype using ASA thermoplastics.

East/West Industries used a Fortus 450mc™ printer to design and produce a replacement die using FDM® Nylon-12CF carbon fibre material, saving 80% in cost and 87% time savings.

Sierra Space engineers reported that the Stratasys F900 saved tens of thousands of hours in CAD development and manufacturing for creating custom tools called "chucks." Engineers reduced the original print time projection by 75%.

ULA redesigned and 3Dprint the Atlas V rocket avionics cooling duct using ULTEM™ 9085 resin material, drastically reducing 140 metal parts to 16 parts, and a 98% reduction in production costs.

“Commanders at all levels shall employ and develop additive manufacturing (AM) to its fullest extent possible… .” The order’s intent is to “…improve and standardise implementation of AM at all levels…across the Marine Corps enterprise.”

Understand how polymer additive manufacturing can transform your aerospace operations.

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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM) specializes in handling complex, high-requirement projects that demand engineering expertise, industry-specific process workflows, and material traceability. SDM is qualified to manufacture parts for 26 material specifications and 46 process specifications.