Revolutionizing Production of High Performance, Hybrid Composite Structures with Stratasys Additive Manufacturing #IMTS29
Tue. September 11| 2:15 PM - 3:10 PM | W193-B
Additive Manufacturing (AM) continues to immediately impact fabrication of composite structures. For years, industry leaders have leveraged Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology for high temperature mold tooling to significantly reduce lead times and cut costs.
With the introduction of the first FDM composite material, Stratasys accelerated printed part performance to an even higher level - opening up application spaces in both tooling and structural parts. However, resulting performance was still somewhat limited by the planar layer-by-layer nature of the build approach.
This session will explore how Stratasys has now partnered with Siemens to deliver the future of AM for composites, bringing together the design freedom enabled by FDM, the performance of composite material systems, and the multi-axis motion control of industrial robotics - coupled with intelligent automation. The complex structures enabled by this approach cannot be easily produced by conventional methods, at least not without highly complex tooling approaches that are unlikely to be practical.
The result is a market game-changer - a new generation of potential lightweight, hybrid composite structures with unprecedented degrees of geometric complexity, part consolidation, and design optimization realized through a powerful, fully contained end-to-end digital workflow.
Type: IMTS Conference