Non-metallic additive manufacturing technology has advanced beyond prototyping to the point of printing production parts. Join us to learn about the technologies available for high temperature polymers, including selective laser sintering (SLS) and fused filament fabrication/fused deposition modeling (FFF/FDM®). Material solutions, advantages, and limitations of each technology will be provided.
Two end-user examples will provide insight into how non-metallic additive manufacturing is already being utilized for aerospace and defense applications. A collaboration between Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Lockheed Martin Space using Antero (ESD) demonstrates how FDM® provides savings in cost and schedule. Hexcel Additive Manufacturing (HexAM®) shows how SLS is used to create fully functional end-use 3D-printed structural parts. They were awarded a contract by Boeing to supply additive manufactured parts for the CST-100 Starliner.