Some Amazing 3D Printing Stories from 2015
Airbus Relies on Stratasys 3D Printing for 1,000s of Aircraft Units
Airbus 3D printed over 1,000 flight parts using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) for its A350 XWB aircraft. ULTEM 9085 material was used with FDM to deliver high strength-to-weight ratio parts with FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) compliance under aircraft interior application specifications. Read more.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 3D Prints Metal Rocket Injector
Marshall Space Flight Center turned to Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) to produce a more lightweight injector. To reduce weight, Marshall engineers need to consolidate the 150+ piece injector into a single unit. DMLS gave Marshall the ability to do just that, and the injector has survived a number of hot fire tests! Read more.
FDM Manufactures Satellite Antenna Array
FDM with ULTEM 9085 was the most cost-effective and durable manufacturing solution for the COSMIC-2 project. FDM was chosen to build accurate, lightweight parts while maintain strength and load requirements for launch in a single, ready for assembly piece. Read More.
CAE Birthing Simulator Revolutionizes Training for Maternal Fetal Care
The Maternal Fetal Simulator from CAE Inc. could be a game changer for how obstetricians approach childbirth. The maternal fetal simulator provides obstetrical doctors and nurses with hands-on childbirth training. To create the highly complex, integrated model, 3D printing and subtractive CNC machining was critical for full realization of all simulations. Read more.