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Paris Air Show Acrobatics Aircraft

3D Printing Touches Down at Le Bourget for the Paris Air Show 2017

Founded in 1909, during the birth of aviation, the Paris Air Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious aerospace exhibitions in the world. Held every odd year at the Le Bourget Airport outside of Paris, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world congregate for a week long exhibition on the latest and greatest innovations from industry titans such as Boeing and Airbus as well as over 2,300 exhibitors representing all facets of aerospace.

A view from the interior of our Paris Air Show exhibition booth.

Stratasys has a strong presence this year as additive manufacturing continues to infiltrate and disrupt the aerospace industry. From prototyping to tooling, major OEMs and suppliers are adopting this technology to increasingly improve their manufacturing supply chain. A major announcement at this year’s show is the launch of the Stratasys Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution, which provides a pathway to achieving certification of additively manufactured parts for aircraft installation. A key element of this product is the Aircraft Interiors Configuration Fortus 900mc™ and the accompanying Equivalency Toolkit and Process Control Document. This includes a new T16A tip, certified ULTEM 9085 material, and process control documentation. Aerospace companies will now have a faster, more cost effective process for certifying parts using NCAMP (National Center for Advanced Materials Performance) design allowables, as well as the tools and documentation to show equivalency to that dataset.

The Stratasys booth is located in Hall 4 and has a Fortus 900mc Production System and experts on a variety of applications such as prototyping, composite tooling, manufacturing aids, and aero/auto production parts will be at the booth to answer any questions. If this is your first year or are a seasoned veteran, take some time to visit our booth in Hall 4. The aerospace industry has been a major adopter of innovative and groundbreaking technologies and Stratasys continues to lead the transformation into additive manufacturing.


Feature Photo: Acrobatics Aircraft by Nicolas de Camaret CC BY SA 2.0
David Dahl

David Dahl

David Dahl is an Applications Engineer in the Composite Tooling Group at Stratasys. He is based out of Eden Prairie, MN.

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