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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3D printed tools are in production at 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.

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.

3D-printed fixtures & jigs
Holding fixtures, jigs, trim tools and metal-forming dies can be expensive elements of post-mold composite part processing and assembly. Additive manufacturing, therefore, is proving especially useful in reducing the design/build time/cost in this area.

A growing trend: 3D printing of aerospace tooling
Toolmakers and OEMs are embracing additive manufacturing for customized, rapid tools, masters and jigs.

3D Printing Moves Into Tooling Components
Some pundits predict that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), will change our world forever. While that may yet be, one thing is clear: The growth of 3D printing over the past two decades has wrought significant change in composites tooling. Although AM’s most obvious advantage is direct part production without tooling, the growing trend in the aerospace and automotive sectors at present is its use for fast, on-demand builds of mold tools to keep pace with accelerating composite part design cycles and demand for faster overall part processing speeds.

Airbus A350 XWB aircraft has more than 1,000 3D-printed parts
The Airbus A350 XWB was delivered to Qatar Airlines in December 2014.

3D Printing: Niche or next step to manufacturing on demand?
With and without fiber reinforcement, additive manufacturing is making an impact, but to what end?

All-composite ROTORwing prototype UAV
Composites enable construction, and handle unique VTOL loads, of unmanned aerial vehicles’ helicopter-to-airplane conversion.

Product Categories of Stratasys Inc.

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