Stratasys Inc.

7665 Commerce Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2001 US

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As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

Stratasys F370 is designed to use thermoplastics that, in its raw form, closely resemble injection-molding plastics.

Additive, Here and Now
Some people insist that 3D printers and other additive manufacturing will remove metal cutting and injection molding from the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers wonder how long until they are able to 3D-print high-volume production parts. Capabilities exist right now  that may be surprising.  

Using a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer, GKN Driveline Florence is testing a range of new tooling applications, including the pictured end-of-arm tools, to decrease production downtime.

Tech Watch: Dec. 2018
There’s a high likelihood you’ve either driven or taken a ride in a vehicle that was touched by GKN Driveline, a division within the global engineering firm of the same name that makes driveline technologies for 90-plus percent of the world’s car makers.

 The Robotic Composite 3D system. Printing can be done in eight axes with fiber-reinforced thermoplastic. The robot moves the print head in the orientation required by the build. This is not the typical layer-by-layer approach to part production.

Lightweighting Special Coverage: Light, Strong and Printed
Advances in additive manufacturing technology can potentially result in the proliferation of more lightweight, printed parts.

Laser Scanning for Improved Prototyping
When you’re doing production prototype work for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), you’ve (1) got to be good and (2) you’ve got to be able to prove it.  Which is what Redditch, U.K.-based Birmingham Prototypes discovered when it began to supply JLR with stampings and brackets a few years back.

When CAD Isn't Additive
With the increasing popularity and advantage of additive manufacturing, a different set of design tools are required.

Accelerate
Here’s a look at some recent developments in the additive arena we saw last fall at EuroMold that can allow you to create things much more expeditiously than you otherwise might. . .

Accelerate: Nov/Dec
Black ULTEM; More Scanning, Less Moving; Rapid Mfg to Double by '17; Point, Shoot, Scan

Accelerate
Better 3D materials; powerful powders/thriftier aluminum parts; wireless 3D printer; SLS material minds the gap.

Accelerate
3D printing; mainstreaming additive manufacturing and more.

Accelerate
3D printing; optical measuring and data acquisition sensor; free interactive CAD plug-in tool; cast urethane molding; 3D/2D software.

3D Printing a Car. Yes, a Car.
Although rapid prototyping isn’t uncommon in the auto industry (see: autofieldguide.com/articles/rapid-prototyping-how-its-done-at-gm), the technology is typically used by automakers to make pieces and panels.

ABS plastic

Rapid Prototyping: Bigger & Stronger
Once it was all about small, fragile parts. But now, models made with rapid prototyping equipment are not only sizable, but durable.

Rapid Prototyping: Rapidly Getting Stronger
When it comes to rapid prototyping (RP), there are a variety of available systems, but one statement holds true across them: “Materials are critical,” says Mervyn Rudgley, senior director for product development at 3D Systems (Valencia, CA). And when it comes to equipment, size matters, and for some, smaller is better.