ALTEM Technologies, authorised channel partner, showcased the professional suite of Stratasys 3D printing solutions at the Aero India 2017 held last month at Bangalore.
In India, the 3D printing market is one of the emerging markets. “At ALTEM we do not follow the conventional stereotype distributorship model of business. Our mantra to success is to engage and educate customers on 3D printing applications and as per their requirement, we sell them the right required solution,” said Prasad Rodagi, Founder Director at ALTEM Technologies.
Aero India is a premier biennial aerospace exhibition in India. Stratasys and ALTEM Technologies presented two of their most popular Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology machines – uPrintSE Plus from the professional desktop 3D printer series and Fortus 250mc from the performance 3D printer series.
“The adoption of 3D printing in India is still at an early stage when compared to other parts of the world; but manufacturers across verticals are seeing the benefits of 3D printing and the value it brings, particularly for advanced applications,” said Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director at Stratasys India.
Stratasys continues to impact the aerospace industry as it has been chosen by Airbus to produce 3D Printed Flight Parts for its A350 XWB Aircraft. The leading aircraft manufacturer has produced more than 1000 flight parts on its Stratasys FDM 3D Production Systems for use on A350 XWB aircraft, which began delivery in December 2014. The parts are 3D printed using ULTEM™ 9085 resin for FDM, which is certified to an Airbus material specification. ULTEM™ 9085 resin provides high strength-to-weight ratio and is FST (flame, smoke, and toxicity) compliant for aircraft interior applications. This enables Airbus to manufacture strong, lighter weight parts while substantially reducing production time and manufacturing costs.
3D printing is allowing Aerospace & Defense companies to test more options in design and manufacturing. FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has certified material on Stratasys’ Professional 3D printers is highly suited for aerospace industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and flame-smoke-toxicity (FST) rating.