Aurora Flight Sciences, Stratasys Present World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV (Video)

To realize the joint goal to design and develop an advanced 3D printed demonstration aircraft, the final UAV – which has a 3m (9ft.) wingspan and weighs only 15kg (33lb.) – leveraged 3D printing for 80 percent of its design and manufacture and is built on the expertise of Aurora Flight Sciences’ aerospace and Stratasys’ additive manufacturing.

According to Dan Campbell, Aerospace Research Engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences, the project achieved various targets. “A primary goal for us was to show the aerospace industry just how quickly you can go from designing to building to flying a 3D printed jet-powered aircraft. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest, fastest, and most complex 3D printed UAV ever produced.” Continue reading “Aurora Flight Sciences, Stratasys Present World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV (Video)”

Stratasys invests in a seed-stage startup that is working on a metal inkjet 3D printer

The most common 3D printers we currently read or hear about print with plastic in some form. Due to its less-durable reputation, compared to metal, the perception exists that the outcome, the printed part, is cheap or useless for anything other than a trinket, keepsake, or prototype model. While that perception is untrue, or inaccurate, many people believe 3D printing will not achieve real market penetration until a metal printer becomes affordable like the popular thermoplastic printers today. Continue reading “Stratasys invests in a seed-stage startup that is working on a metal inkjet 3D printer”

Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, RedEye Formulate Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to 3D Print Functional Parts

With 207 additive manufacturing machines and 80 conventional manufacturing platforms, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is a key provider of additive manufacturing (AM) services. CEO Joe Allison explains that Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers services that aid every stage of product development. Continue reading “Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, RedEye Formulate Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to 3D Print Functional Parts”

Unilever Leverages 3D Printing Injection Molds, Slashing Lead Times for Prototype Parts by 40%

Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that the Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Continue reading “Unilever Leverages 3D Printing Injection Molds, Slashing Lead Times for Prototype Parts by 40%”