3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced today that it will be featuring functional 3D printed aerospace parts and assembliesmanufactured by its on-demand, cloud-based 3D printing service, Quickparts, at the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition, being held February 25-27, 2014 in Long Beach, CA.
3DS' Quickparts offers instant, online quotes and cloud manufacturing of 3D printed, functional, end-use parts. Aerospace companies looking to leverage quick-turn, short-run manufacturing of end-use parts for time-sensitive projects repeatedly rely on 3DS' Quickparts expertise for their entire design to manufacturing requirements.
3D printing of high impact, durable, light weight, end-use parts is a rapidly growing field where aerospace and defense manufacturers are looking to reduce part weight, complexity and inventory count while substantially improving fuel efficiency and maneuverability.
"3D printing offers aerospace and defense users unique solutions to optimize the strength-to-weight ratios of parts as well as integrating complex assemblies into a single printed part," said Ziad Abou, Vice President & General Manager, Quickparts, 3DS. "3D printing makes parts that would previously have been considered impossible, instantly possible."
3DS' Quickparts offers a 24/7 global service that encompasses rapid parts production, prototyping, tooling and casting pattern methodologies powered by 3D printing. Learn more about on-demand 3D printing solutions at www.3dsystems.com/quickparts.