BAE Systems and Stratasys have announced a partnership to increase collaboration on emerging additive manufacturing solutions. The security and defense giant and the global leader in 3D printing will strengthen their relationship and join their expertise to explore the future of 3D printing technology within aerospace production.
BAE Systems has been a Stratasys customer since 2006; among Stratasys technologies’ already in use, there is a battery of F900 Production 3D Printers currently installed in BAE System’s factory in Samlesbury, England (pictured in the image). Dave Holmes, Manufacturing Direction, BAE Systems Air, confirmed the company’s delight in continuing a fruitful partnership with such an innovative partner. “Already integrated across our production operations, Stratasys’ technology will continue to be vital in addressing and solving our current and future manufacturing challenges,” he declared.
Thanks to BAE System’s guidance and expertise in the field, Stratasys will be able to steer its R&D programmes towards the needs of the industry. Yann Rageul, Head of Strategic Accounts for EMEA at Stratasys, said, “We look forward to strengthening our ties and working even more closely with BAE Systems to help realize their short and long-term manufacturing objectives.”