Stratasys strengthens 3D partnership with BAE

BAE Systems, which concentrates on defence, security, and aerospace, is to work more closely with Stratasys as it develops additive manufacturing solutions within its Land, Maritime and Air Sectors.

From left: Ian Barton, Head of Strategy & Investment Planning for BAE Systems, Andrew Schofield, Head of Manufacturing & Materials Engineering for BAE Systems, Yann Rageul, Head of Strategic Accounts for EMEA at Stratasys, and Simon Whitaker, Technology Operations Manager at BAE Systems.

Dave Holmes, manufacturing director of BAE Systems Air, explained: “We’re delighted to bolster our relationship with such an innovative partner as Stratasys. Already integrated across our production operations, Stratasys’ technology will continue to be vital in addressing and solving our current and future manufacturing challenges.”

BAE Systems has been using Stratasys printers since 2006 and currently uses both PolyJet and FDM-based 3D printers, including a number of F900s at the company’s advanced manufacturing facility in Samlesbury, England.

Stratasys is hoping that by understanding the needs of such a large defence and aerospace company as BAE Systems it will be better placed to make decisions about its own R&D programmes and the next-generation additive manufacturing technologies that it wants to pursue.

Yann Rageul, head of Strategic Accounts for EMEA at Stratasys, commented: “Stratasys’ close cooperation and knowledge-share with strategic customers like BAE Systems is paramount to ensuring we continue to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to developing and delivering additive manufacturing solutions that meet exacting application requirements within key industries.”You can find further information about Stratasys offering for additive manufacturing on stratasys.com, and on BAE at baesystems.com.

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