The Daily 3D Detail: Stratasys awarded contract for Airbus

Posted by Franka Schoening On July - 18 - 2017

Airbus announced today that it will cooperate with Stratasys to 3D print polymer parts for installation on the new A350 XWB aircraft. The non-structural parts will be printed on Stratasys’ FDM printer out of a heat-resistant thermoplastic resin, called ULTEM™ 9085. Airbus expects this collaboration to enhance supply chain flexibility and achieve significant reduction of production waste and cost.

After recording a $77m loss last year, Stratasys has put a focus on commercial 3D printing, due to higher earning potential than selling personal printers. The company announced three new aerospace partnerships last month alone.

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ULTEM™ 9085 Photo Credit: Stratasys