Defense, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems, has announced that they are deepening their partnership with additive manufacturing (AM) solution provider, Stratasys, to gain increased private access to new materials and production technologies currently under development or planned.
BAE Systems has been a customer of Stratasys since 2006, and currently employs a mix of PolyJet and FDM-based AM systems, including a fleet of F900 Production 3D printers at their Samlesbury facility.
With this new agreement in place, Stratasys hopes to gain a better overview of the specific existing and future needs required by major aerospace and defense manufacturers. This knowledge would be vital for future R&D programs and the advancement of next-generation AM technologies.
“We’re delighted to bolster our relationship with such an innovative partner as Stratasys. Already integrated across our production operations, Stratasys’ technology will continue to be vital in addressing and solving our current and future manufacturing challenges,” said Dave Holmes, Manufacturing Director at BAE Systems Air.
Apart from realizing the short and long-term objectives of BAE Systems, Stratasys is also ensuring that they continue to stay ahead of the curve in developing and delivering AM solutions that meet stringent industry requirements with this deepened knowledge-sharing partnership in place.