Combining Stratasys’ additive manufacturing knowledge with SIAEC’s expertise in spare parts, AFS has gained international accreditation for its 3D printed aerospace parts. Having been founded in 1989, Stratasys’ 3D printing technology is well-established in the industry, and its systems have been utilized in applications ranging from producing spare rail parts. The companies aim to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing for flight hardware by utilizing Stratasys’ Aircraft Interiors Solution. Utilizing the expertise of its parent companies’, the business has now gained AS9100D certification from the global aerospace supply chain regulator International Aerospace Quality Group. Leveraging the newly-gained accreditation, the company aims to accelerate the adoption of 3D printed parts in the commercial and military aviation industries, in addition to other industrial applications. Moving forwards, the company will continue to use Stratasys’ 3D printing technology to reduce the weight of its components, and design more comfortable layouts for its aerospace customers. Featured image shows a 3D printed spare part produced by AFS for one of its aerospace clients.
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