Stratasys and BAE increase AM collaboration
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 and read 1013 times
Stratasys and BAE Systems plc have announced that they will further strengthen their relationship around emerging
additive-manufacturing solutions within the latter’s Land, Maritime and Air Sectors.
The collaboration means that global 3-D printing company Stratasys will provide the defence, security and aerospace giant with increased access to new materials and production technologies currently under development or planned by the company.
BAE Systems (www.baesystems.com
) has been a Stratasys customer since 2006, and it currently uses ‘a blend’ of the company’s PolyJet and FDM-based additive-manufacturing technologies.
These include a number of F900 production 3-D printers that are installed at the company’s advanced-manufacturing facility in Samlesbury, England.
Dave Holmes, manufacturing director at BAE Systems Air, said: “We are 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.”
Yann Rageul, head of strategic accounts for EMEA at Stratasys (www.stratasys.com
), said: “Stratasys’ close co-operation and knowledge-share with strategic customers like BAE Systems is paramount to ensuring that 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.
“We look forward to strengthening our ties and working even more closely with BAE Systems.”