Stratasys to Demonstrate Supply Chain and Engineering Efficiencies of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace at Paris Air Show


MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel -



Stratasys Booth Hall 3, Stand E30, June 15-21, 2015



This year's Paris Air Show (15th to 21st June, Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, France) will see leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing provider, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), demonstrate how its technology helps aerospace companies increase supply chain efficiency, produce lighter weight flight parts and improve buy-to-fly ratios.



Recent Stratasys customer announcements highlight the growing impact of the company's market-leading solutions for aerospace design, testing, tooling and part production:

United Launch Alliance (ULA) saves $1m a year by 3D printing durable flight-ready rocket components from ULTEM 9085, a high performance thermoplastic [http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/united-launch-alliance-saves-1m-year-by-3d-printing-rocket-components-plastic-1497044 (International Business Times, April 17, 2015), while Airbus' use of over 1000 FDM 3D printed flight parts for its A350 XWB program [http://blog.stratasys.com/2015/05/06/airbus-3d-printing (Stratasys blog, May 6, 2015) enabled the company to increase supply chain flexibility and meet delivery commitments on-time.



Stratasys (Hall 3, Stand E30) will use the Paris Air Show to demonstrate how its 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies respond directly to the specific requirements of these and other aerospace manufacturers and suppliers. This includes the ability to produce lighter parts with enhanced functionality using high-performance FST-certified and FAA-approved thermoplastic materials, as well as the fast, economic creation of full design prototypes, ergonomic jigs fixtures and injection molds.



Visitors are invited to explore the latest 3D printing advancements and solutions for aerospace in a two-day series of informative Stratasys speaking sessions:

       

        - Frederick Claus, Business Development Manager, Aerospace and Defense,

          Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, will discuss Qualification of Additive Manufactured

          Flight Rated Components for Military and Commercial Aerospace Applications on Monday

          15th at 3:30pm in the Conference Room, Hall 2C. This session will explain how

          Stratasys' additive manufacturing technologies support customers and partners by

          providing traceable, certified material and part qualifications to unique

          specifications - thereby upholding the high confidence required of flight hardware.



        - Alissa Wild, Senior Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer for the

          Vertical Solutions Business Unit at Stratasys, will be speaking live about the latest

          advancements in FDM 3D printing materials on Monday 15th at 4:45pm in the Conference

          Room, Hall 2C. This presentation will explain how use of FDM 3D printing materials can

          shorten lead times, cut production costs and minimize waste. Attendees will learn how

          such benefits can be achieved by 3D printing manufacturing tools that support product

          assemblies, such as jigs and fixtures, as well as the production of mold cavities for

          low-volume production of final end-use parts.



        - Scott Sevcik, Aerospace and Defense Business Development Manager, Vertical

          Solutions at Stratasys, will present Additive Manufacturing Impact in Aerospace on

          Tuesday 16th at 3:30pm in the Conference Room, Hall 2C. Attendees will hear how use of

          additive manufacturing by Stratasys aerospace customers can lead to significant cost

          savings, improved supply chain efficiencies, better fly-to-buy ratios and less waste.



        - Concluding the speaker line-up is Tim Schniepp, Senior Additive

          Manufacturing Research Engineer for the Vertical Solutions Business Unit at Stratasys,

          who will discuss Additive Manufacturing of Composite Tooling using FDM 3D printing

          technology on Tuesday 16th at 4:45pm in the Conference Room, Hall 2C. Visitors will

          learn about the time efficiencies and cost savings involved when integrating Stratasys

          FDM 3D printing technology within the composite tooling process.



"Aerospace companies are leveraging additive manufacturing solutions to enhance buy-to-fly ratios and simplify the manufacture and assembly of complex part geometries. This simplifies customers' structured bills of material on aircraft and leads to increased supply chain efficiencies and reduced overhead costs associated with maintaining and executing contracts for each part. Our additive manufacturing solutions produce complex parts on-demand, ensuring on-time delivery at the point of use. We encourage interested aerospace customers to visit the Stratasys booth during the show to speak with a Vertical Solutions technical expert," said Andy Storm, General Manager of Aerospace, Automotive, Defense Vertical Solutions.



Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypesand manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 3,000 employees, holds over 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: http://www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.



FDM, Stratasys and Fortus are registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. ULTEM™ 9085 resin is a registered trademark of SABIC or its affiliates or subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

       

        - USA +1-877-489-9449

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        - Asia Pacific +852 39448888

       

        Stratasys Media Contacts



        Asia Pacific

        Stratasys AP

        Janice Lai

        Tel. +852-3944-8888

        media.ap@stratasys.com



        Greater China

        Stratasys Shanghai

        Icy Xie

        Tel. +86-21-26018886

        Icy.xie@stratasys.com



        Japan

        Stratasys Japan

        Aya Yoshizawa

        Tel. +81-90-6473-1812

        Aya.yoshizawa@stratasys.com



        Mexico

        Stratasys Mexico

        Erica Massini

        Tel. +55-11-2626-9229

        erica.massini@stratasys.com



        Stratasys

        Arita Mattsoff / Joe Hiemenz

        Stratasys

        Tel. +972-(0)74-745-4000 (IL)

        Tel. +1-952-906-2726 (US)

        arita@stratasys.com

        joe.hiemenz@stratasys.com



        Korea

        Stratasys Korea

        Janice Lai

        Tel. +852-3944-8888

        media.ap@stratasys.com



Stratasys Ltd.




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