Date

Monday , Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2018

3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing

3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing is here to help you reach your production goals.  With our four main services; Rapid Prototyping, Functional Prototyping, Low-Volume Production and Appearance Models, On Demand Manufacturing is the custom solution you’ve been looking for. We support customer applications across a diverse range of industries, and offer services in additive and traditional manufacturing. 3D Systems digital manufacturing solutions put you in full control of the design to production process.  Let our manufacturing innovation fuel yours.  Visit our booths #133310 and #431698 to learn more about the services, materials and finishes provided by 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing.

  • Booth #431608 West Building - 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing

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    Visit 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing in Booth #431608 to see our latest functional prototyping capabilities.  Our featured automotive headlamp combines the innovative technologies of SLA, SLS, Figure 4 and MJP 3D Printing.  Made using a range of materials, come experience our newest functional prototype that goes beyond look and feel allowing you to assess real-world factors such as usability, ergonomics, manufacturability and materials testing.

  • Booth #133310 East Building - 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing

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    Visit 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing in Booth #133310 and explore the power of 3D Printing and reverse engineering software for a critical restoration of the Kew Garden Pagoda Dragons, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  See how 3D Systems' SLS 3D printing delivers the durability and accuracy to recreate 72 dragons, using 3D scan data from Geomagic Design X.

  • On Demand Manufacturing Services:

    Delivering the technologies, processes, tools and expertise to quickly translate designs into reality. 

    Rapid Prototyping

    High-Quality Design Prototypes in as Little as 24 Hours

    Rapid prototyping is ideal for fast design iterations and part testing. Our expertise and capabilities allow for a variety of material options and ensure a consistently high level of quality while maintaining quick turnaround times.

    Functional Prototyping

    Reliable Quality and Service for Product Development

    3D Systems’ functional prototyping helps simplify the extensive product development process. From determining manufacturability to testing a design, our team of experienced industry professionals can offer strategic support.

    Low-Volume Production

    Quality and Responsiveness for Short-Run Production 

    Low-volume production services help you reduce tooling costs and refine designs. Throughout the process, 3D Systems offers unparalleled value through our diverse range of technology and expert advice from our engineers.

    Appearance Models

    Functional Models with Exceptional Detail and Accuracy

    Our precise appearance models transform your design into working reality. We provide a comprehensive range of materials, processes, and expertise that is trusted by major manufacturers across the world.

  • Debuting at IMTS 2018

    GF and 3D Systems at IMTS 2018The first combined solution from 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions for advanced metal manufacturing will be unveiled at IMTS 2018. It will integrate additive and traditional technologies – including automation and post processing – to enable more efficient production of complex metal parts with tighter tolerances.

    Make plans now to see it first in Chicago! Visit GF in booth #338754 and 3D Systems in booth #431608.

Metro Aerospace Introduces 3D Printed Part for Fuel Efficiency in Aerospace

Delivering Efficiencies in Certified 3D Printed Aerospace Parts

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 9:55 am
Location: W192-A

Bryan Newbrite, 3D Systems Advanced Applications Engineer
Leslie Peters, President Metro Aerospace

  • Leslie Peters, President and CEO Metro AerospaceLeslie Peters, President & CEO
    Metro Aerospace

    As CEO of Metro Aerospace, Leslie
    Peters brings more than 30 years
    of executive leadership structuring
    and executing mission critical business strategies
    in global marketplaces. She combines operational
    excellence with sales leadership, for small and large
    organizations, developing controls to improve profitability
    and increase revenue while maintaining strong
    customer relationships.

    Peters’ career has centered on industries including
    automotive and aerospace, where she built
    strategic relationships with customers such as GE,
    UTC, Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin, Volkswagen,
    Daimler, and Ford Motor Co.

  • Bryan Newbrite, 3D Systems, IMTS 2018Bryan Newbrite, Advanced Aerospace Applications Leader, 3D Systems

    Bryan Newbrite is the Advanced Aerospace Applications Leader for 3D Systems where he is working to industrialize and implement disruptive manufacturing technologies into established aerospace supply chains. Prior to 3D Systems, Bryan brought his expertise to bear at GE, most recently in Dubai to support the GE EA fleet for Emirates Airlines. Bryan holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is based in San Diego, California.


In the aerospace industry, the slightest design improvement can have a staggering impact on the efficiency of flight, which is why aerospace manufacturers dedicate tremendous time and talent to advanced engineering. Sometimes small modifications pay off big time, as is the case with the new 3D printed microvanes, a drag-reduction and performance enhancement technology recently commercialized by Texas minority-owned business Metro Aerospace. Developed for the C-130/L-100 aircraft, the microvanes are adhesively fastened on both sides of an aircraft’s fuselage and are designed to reduce drag by reshaping airflow around the aft cargo door.

3D Systems’ On Demand Manufacturing team helped Metro Aerospace take the microvanes from a prototype into a production part with uncommon speed. Offering production support at any stage of product development, 3D Systems’ On Demand Manufacturing experts deliver quick, high quality parts ranging from fast turn and advanced prototypes to appearance models and low volume production. Using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and DuraForm® GF, a glass-filled nylon, 3D Systems’ On Demand team in Tulsa, OK, worked closely with Metro Aerospace to successfully complete a first article inspection report. This validated that all manufacturing requirements and part specifications were executed exactly as prescribed on qualified SLS machines.

To find out more, please download the case study!

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