Stratasys has been awarded a contract extension for the production of 3D printed polymer Airbus cabin interior components.
While the initial contract with Stratasys was focused on production parts for the A350, this contract extension expands the range of parts printed for Airbus to include replacement and spare parts for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) as well as parts for aircraft platforms (such as A300, A330, A340 and A320) in addition to the A350.
This builds on the company’s long-term relationship with Airbus as a technology, material, and part supplier.
In the aerospace sector Stratasys produces 3D printing solutions for flight parts, tooling and prototyping. The company’s industrial FDM systems and materials provide the performance and manufacturing repeatability required by space, commercial aviation and military customers.
As it recovers from pandemic slowdowns, the aviation industry is expected to increasingly turn to additive manufacturing for strong yet lighter weight parts and consolidated assemblies, while digital inventory of 3D-printable spare parts promises to make MRO operations more agile and cost effective.