Airbus chooses Stratasys Direct Manufacturing for 3D printed parts
The service bureau will print non-structural parts such as brackets on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM 9085 material.
French-based Airbus has selected Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to 3D print production parts for its A350 XWB aircraft.
The 3D printing and advanced manufacturing service provider will print non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for system installation, on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM 9085 material.
The project will help Airbus achieve greater supply chain flexibility and improve cost competitiveness, while leveraging on reduced material consumption and waste.
One of the advantages of working with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is its ability to 3D print and ship parts on demand to Airbus. This will enable Airbus to become more reactive and offer tighter turnaround times and lower inventory costs.
“We are proud to work with Airbus to continually advance 3D printing in aerospace applications,” said Joe Allison, CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. “Our expertise in building parts ready for installation on the aircraft, along with our unique process controls and quality procedures, will allow Airbus to improve competitiveness leveraging on the technical benefits of 3D printing.”
Airbus has already installed thousands of FDM flying parts on aircrafts and this partnership will help the aerospace giant keep on the forefront of this technology.