Airbus selects Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Airbus has chosen Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft. The company will print non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for system installation, using Stratasys’ Ultem 9085 material on its FDM production 3D Printers.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has 3D printed brackets for the Airbus A350 with FDM Technology and Ultem 9085 resin.

The advantage of 3D printing the parts is that they can be printed and shipped on-demand to Airbus, leading to tighter turnaround times and lower inventory costs.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Stratasys, one of the best-known suppliers of 3D printers and the associated materials. Stratasys has worked with Airbus since 2013, supplying FDM technology for Airbus tools and flying parts applications so this news isn’t exactly a surprise. Still, it will increase the number of parts flying that have been additively manufactured, which in turn will help to drive this technology as a mainstream manufacturing process.




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