AM Solutions Stratasys presented new 3D printing technologies at Rapid.Tech 2022
At this year's Rapid.Tech in Erfurt, Stratasys presented a wide range of solutions for additive manufacturing. Using an ever-expanding technology portfolio, the company demonstrated the versatility of its solutions for the entire product development process — from design to series production.
Throughout Rapid.Tech , visitors to the Stratasys booth had the opportunity to learn how additive manufacturing can be optimised to produce either durable final parts in volume, ultra-realistic functional prototypes or complex tooling. In addition to existing solutions, the stand featured a selection of parts made from brand new printers and materials.
3D printing solutions on display included the Origin One, designed for manufacturing end-use applications, can mass produce parts in a wide range of third-party certified materials with industry-leading accuracy, detail, surface finish and repeatability.
The Stratasys J55TM Prime 3D printer was introduced to help designers and engineers quickly and efficiently produce ultra-realistic models and prototypes in an office-friendly environment. The J55 Prime offers tactile, textual as well as sensory capabilities in addition to full colour and allows designers to produce parts from five print materials in a single print.
The Maker Bot Method X 3D printer — powered by Stratasys, is designed for final parts and manufacturing tools. It offers the dimensional accuracy, precision and reliability previously only achievable with traditional high-end industrial 3D printers, at a fraction of the cost.
The event's official conference programme offered visitors the opportunity to hear directly from customers about how they are already successfully using the company's technologies in their businesses. nFrontier presented an informative keynote entitled “The Emergent 8 Technologies — How Technology Convergence Drives Innovation”. Daniel Büning, CEO and co-founder of the company, looked at the emerging technologies that will shape our future and how the interweaving of different technologies makes the previously impossible possible.
Participants also had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Jochen Loock, Business Development Manager at leading global logistics provider DB-Schenker. The presentation, entitled “Potential for the Supply Chain: Demand-driven Procurement with Additive Manufacturing”, provided an in-depth look at the role of additive manufacturing as part of the procurement process. This includes how on-demand production can maximise the economic and environmental potential in the supply chain cycle.
In addition, a presentation by Stephan Keil, Managing Director of The Aviation AM Centre GmbH, entitled “Certified AM components for aviation” highlighted the benefits of additive manufacturing in the aviation industry. This included first-hand examples of how users can take advantage of AM by developing a certified production system.