Acceleration towards innovations
At Formnext, Stratasys will showcase newest material and application advancements, and printed composite parts
The acceleration towards new additive manufacturing innovations will be a key focus of the Stratasys at this year’s formnext show. Stratasys will showcase its newest material and application advancements. The company’s stand will incorporate four distinct focus areas – concept modelling, prototyping, tooling and final part production. Each area will feature a wide range of parts and customer use cases.
Visitors to the Manufacturing Corner will learn how businesses like Siemens Mobility are leveraging Stratasys FDM additive manufacturing to produce one-off, customized tools for the production floor on-demand, as well as 3D printing spare parts for direct use in vehicle interiors.
Durable yet lightweight FDM materials used by automotive and aerospace companies will also be highlighted. Containing 35% chopped carbon-fibre, Nylon 12CF is strong enough to replace metal, allowing designers to develop more practical and functional designs, as the company says. Stratasys will demonstrate how FDM Nylon 12CF enables engineers to explore the transition from traditional metal parts to 3D printed plastic composites.
For the first time at a European trade show, Stratasys will outline the latest developments surrounding its metal 3D printing technology – with new application parts in the stand’s Innovation Area. Also on display will be an array of parts produced on the Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator, the visionary Stratasys production system developed in close collaboration with Siemens. It offers manufacturers the capability to print composite parts faster with an 8-axis motion system – and uniquely – without the need for support material.
Lockheed Martin is one of the first customers leveraging Stratasys’ new Antero material – a PEKK-based thermoplastic with advanced mechanical, chemical and thermal properties – to produce over 1000 parts for NASA’s Orion Space Mission. Photo: Stratasys
Stratasys full color, multi-material J750 3D Printer offers advanced prototyping capabilities, including vivid colors, color matching, ultra-transparent materials and texture functionality. Photo: Stratasys
Stratasys at Formnext 2018:
- Hall 3.1 - Stand G40