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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is taking Stratasys 3D printing technology to new heights with the elimination of unnecessary tooling and production costs for the Atlas V rocket. ULA’s new initiative introduces the robust FDM thermoplastic, ULTEM 9085, 3D printing material into its existing rocket design for the Environmental Control System (ECS) duct – slashing its production costs by 57% and reducing its assembly from over 140 to just 16 production parts.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is taking Stratasys 3D printing technology to new heights, using it to develop enhanced, low-cost production tooling and to reduce production costs for the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets’ flight hardware. ULA’s new initiative introduces the robust FDM thermoplastic, ULTEM 9085, 3D printing material into its existing rocket design for the Environmental Control System (ECS) duct system – slashing the system’s production cost by 57% and reducing the ECS assembly from over 140 to just 16 production parts. ULA’s shift from traditional metallic applications to 3D printed tools has changed the way it has operated over the last 30 years.
On Friday, Motherboard reported that 3D printing company MakerBot laid off 20 percent of its staff today, estimating that approximately 100 people from the 500-person company had their positions cut. MakerBot has been the friendly face of 3D printing for about six years, marketing to a “prosumer” audience rather than business-class customers with more intensive rapid prototyping needs. In 2013, MakerBot was purchased by a seasoned rapid prototyping and 3D printing company called Stratasys, which has been in business since 1989
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