Airbus contains 1000 3D printed parts

Stratasys has announced that it produced more than 1000 flight parts on its FDM 3D Production Systems for use in the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

The 3D printed parts were used in place of traditionally manufactured parts to increase supply chain flexibility, enabling Airbus to meet its delivery deadline on-time, highlighting a benefit of 3D printing in the manufacturing industry.

The parts are 3D printed using ULTEM 9085 resin for FDM, which is certified to an Airbus material specification. The resin provides high strength-to-weight ratio and is FST compliant for aircraft interior applications. This enables Airbus to manufacture strong, lighter weight parts while reducing production time and manufacturing costs.

"Both companies share a vision of applying innovative technologies to design and manufacturing," said Dan Yalon, executive vice president of Business Development, Marketing & Vertical Solutions for Stratasys. "Our additive manufacturing solutions can produce complex parts on-demand, ensuring on time delivery while streamlining supply chains.Stratasys is looking forward to bringing these and other advantages to its collaboration with Airbus."