Latvian aerospace additive manufacturing service provider, AM Craft, has announced it’s purchase of 4 Stratasys F900 FDM 3D printers, as it prepares to scale up to meet the growing demand for certifiable aircraft interior applications.
AM Craft produces aircraft interior applications which can include anything from aircraft seating, panelling to ducting. With the new F900s in place, the company is looking to provide a higher degree of customization for their customers.
Adding to to its existing fleet of Stratasys 3D printers which include 4 F450mc 3D printers, the new F900s will form the core manufacturing force at a new AM facility in Riga which will be fully operational by Q4 2020.
Although COVID-19 has shocked the industry in the last few months, we are seeing efforts to return to business by remodeling passenger planes for cargo shipments, as well as projects to increase customer safety measures and improve the inflight customer experience – providing mobile device charging stations and Wi-Fi infrastructures.
In such cases, additive manufacturing is way ahead of slower and more costly traditional methods.Jānis Jātnieks, co-founder and CEO at AM Craft
Some of the key points in AM Craft acquiring the F900 were due to Stratasys’ highly-repeatable FDM-based 3D printing technology that works in tandem with ULTEM™ 9085 resin. The resin is certified to Airbus material specifications and meets stringent flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) criteria.
With the investment, AM Craft has now become one of the largest independent aerospace-focused 3D printing service providers in the EMEA region as they forge ahead with their goals in cabin customization.