3D Printing to Shape Future of High-speed Aviation: Stratasys/Boom Partnership
| Subj: Engineering products
Stratasys Ltd. and Boom Supersonic have recently announced a significant technical partnership to bring the commercial airline industry one step closer towards routine supersonic travel. Aimed at shaping the future of high-speed aviation, this three-year agreement was signed to help Boom accelerate production of advanced tooling and production-grade aircraft parts based on Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology.
Accelerate Production & Tooling of Supersonic Aircraft
By leveraging the design freedom, production speed, and heightened cost efficiencies of additive manufacturing, Boom plans for the first flight of XB-1, their supersonic demonstrator, to take place next year. The company is deploying Stratasys FDM-based Fortus 450mc and F370 3D Printers—both designed to produce on-demand parts leveraging production-grade thermoplastics, as well as advanced manufacturing tools that perform even under aviation’s most challenging environments.
Benefits for Supersonic Airliner
—Boom’s supersonic airliner will fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft on the market today.
Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom, said:
—The agreement will allow Boom to leverage Stratasys 3D printing solutions, materials and expert services.
Rich Garrity, President of Americas for Stratasys, said:
At the Paris Air Show on June 19—25, Boom Supersonic and Stratasys are jointly exploring the many ways additive manufacturing is shaping the future of aerospace.