Prediction: Increase In 3D Printed End-Use Parts
From aerospace to automotive, companies are utilizing high-volume FDM machines to create functional end-use parts. In a recent partnership with Stratasys, Boom Supersonic is leveraging the F900 to create critical and custom parts, increasing the speed from engineering to manufacturing, saving hundreds of hours of work time. The company is primarily printing with ULTEM 9085, a material soon to be certified as flight-ready by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Similarly, Bombardier Transportation is utilizing the F900 and ULTEM 9085 to create 3D printing parts for prototyping, tooling, and end-use parts on trains and trams.
For manufacturing organizations, leveraging additive manufacturing is an effective way to rapidly produce functional end-use parts.
Prediction: Surge In Automated 3D Scanning
eviXmatic is conceived for application in areas of precise repetitive measuring and quality inspection tasks, and as such can be integrated in the automated or robotized production lines. 3D scanning with eviXmatic is the perfect solution for any organization hoping to optimize the 3D scanning process.
Prediction: Advanced PolyJet Utilization In Prototyping
Without the use of additive manufacturing, it is extremely difficult to create the perfect prototype on tight budgets and timelines. From the Connex1 to the J750, Stratasys offers a wide range of advanced PolyJet 3D printers.
On the Objet260 Connex1 you can create three-material prototypes with post-processing efforts. It is ideal for prototypes that require accuracy and smooth surfaces, quickly and easily. For detailed prototypes, companies are opting for the incredibly powerful J750. With the ability to create six-material prototypes in over 500,000 colors and utilize Pantone Color Matching, the J750 is the best way for companies to create prototypes that look, feel, and operate like finished parts.