Stratasys Driving technology and supporting business growth
UK – Stratasys has partnered with Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK, to spearhead the organisation's objective on demonstrating new processes and technologies that overcome barriers and push the boundaries of traditional manufacturing on an industrial scale.
The collaboration will see Stratasys work closely with MTC to make additive manufacturing central to the projects undertaken in conjunction with its members, supporting the organisation’s role to research and advise industry on the technology’s capabilities across multiple platforms.
“We aim to inspire British manufacturing on the global stage and central to achieving this are our partnerships with leading technology providers like Stratasys, through whom we are deploying some of the most advanced, market-disruptive 3D printing based technology solutions,” says Ross Trepleton, group technology manager at MTC's component technology. He adds: “Working with Stratasys, we have a clear objective to demonstrate additive manufacturing technology’s existing capabilities to our members and explore the opportunity to push the envelope in other areas. This includes the ability to produce end-use engineering components, as well as the capability to build complex parts with multiple materials and give multi-functionality to a single component, using 3D printing. We’re also looking at the potential to functionally grade parts by material composition.”
Stratasys’ collaboration with the MTC will see the organisation deploy some of the market-leading additive manufacturing technology available. This includes Stratasys' J750 full colour, multi-material 3D-printer that breaks restrictive technology barriers by allowing customers for the first time to mix-and-match full colour alongside an unprecedented range of materials.
“Additive manufacturing has been recognised as a key disruptive technology and it continues to play an increasing role in realising digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0,” continues Trepleton.
“The MTC is the UK’s renowned epicentre for developing and proving innovative manufacturing processes and technologies that equip companies with the know-how to compete on the global stage,” says Andy Middleton, president of Stratasys, EMEA.
Working closely with its member “customers”, global manufacturing companies from multiple sectors, which include Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Siemens, MTC focuses on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions.