Stratasys Inc.

Manufactures direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping systems that employ Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology to build real parts directly from digital data in a variety of production-grade thermoplastics.

7665 Commerce Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 US

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CAMX 2017 preview: Stratasys
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing specialist Stratasys (Eden Prairie, MN, US) is emphasizing the manufacture of molds and mandrels made with its fused deposition modeling (FDM) material and equipment.

Eviation Aircraft developing all-electric commuter plane with Stratasys 3D printing 
Eviation was able to create the required strong, geometrically complex, lightweight parts by 3D printing a composite lay-up tool in ULTEM 1010 material, which was then covered with carbon fiber.

Boom Supersonic completes demonstrator design, reveals 76 orders
Boom Supersonic unveiled on June 20th the completed design of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, the subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. Boom also provided an update on their order book, now totaling 76 aircraft amongst five world airlines.

Boom Technology and Stratasys to cooperate on 3D tools and parts
Stratasys Ltd. (Eden Prairie, MN, US) and Boom Technology (Denver, CO, US) announced on June 15 a significant technical partnership to bring the commercial airline industry one step closer to routine supersonic travel.

Lunch and learn about additive manufacturing at SAMPE 2017
Stratasys is offering two free events at SAMPE Seattle 2017 that will focus on composite tooling and production parts made via additive manufacturing.

3D printed tools are in production at Dassault Falcon Jet
The trend of employing polymeric additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for composite tooling is growing.

Stratasys launches carbon fiber-­filled nylon 3D printing material
The FDM Nylon 12CF with high stiffness­-to-­weight ratio is capable of replacing metal components in a range of prototyping, tooling and end­-use applications.

Stratasys to bring additive manufacturing to McLaren F1
Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with its latest FDM and PolyJet-based 3D printing solutions and materials for visual and functional prototyping, production tooling including composite tooling, and customized production parts.

Stratasys, Siemens partner to advance AM into volume production
The partnership aims to strengthen and expand the benefits of 3D printing in the manufacturing value chain.

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus successfully berthed to ISS
Onboard Cygnus were four Spire LEMUR-2 CubeSats, part of the Spire Global Inc. remote sensing satellite constellation that provides global ship tracking and weather monitoring.

Airbus picks Stratasys for additive manufacturing in A350 XWB supply chain
Airbus has standardized on Stratasys' ULTEM 9085 3D printing material for the production of flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft.

Stratasys debuts Robotic Composite and Infinite-Build 3D printers
The company says this new 3D printing technology produces larger, lighter production parts for aerospace and automotive.

Additive manufacturing comes to composites fabrication
The use of continuous fiber in additive manufacturing systems is not trivial, but it is being done. As this fabrication technology evolves and matures, options for applying it in everything from automotive to aerospace to consumer composites will expand tremendously, creating a host of new opportunities for the composites industry. Read here for who is providing what kind of additive manufacturing technology for use in composites fabrication.

3D printed composite parts provide solution for UAV
New technology uses long carbon fibers to boost strength and stiffness for small yet high-performance aircraft.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc., Merrimack, NH, US
Its millimeter-length macro CNTs are finally realizing their commercial composites potential, with spacecraft applications leading the way.

Using 3D printing for composite molds and tools: the trend continues
Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is becoming more common in the aerospace tooling realm. Production tooling can be made quickly and on-demand, which helps the tooling industry keep pace with accelerating composite part design cycles and demand for faster overall part processing speeds.

The markets: Automotive (2017)
The world’s automakers are a mere two model development cycles from US CAFE and EU emissions compliance due dates in the 2020-2025 timeframe. Faced with a one-two punch in fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards, lightweighting has become a vehicle design imperative.

3D printing continues to mature
While traditional applications such as prototyping is still growing, it will be augmented with a variety of new applications.

Report from IBEX 2015
As always, IBEX supplied new products, processes and education, not only to boatbuilders, but to the composites industry overall.

Additive manufacturing in automotive applications
Although they have been overshadowed by aerospace applications, 3D-printed tools also are finding a place in automotive processing. Here's one example.

Product Categories of Stratasys Inc.

CAD/CAM/CAE design
Fused deposition modeling
Prototype
Prototyping
Rapid prototyping/manufacturing build materials
Testing, materials
Testing, product