Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, is using Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) 3D printing to develop one of the world´s first all-electric commuter aircraft, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company said.
There is a race in the aviation industry to develop electric and hybrid-electric commercial aircraft, so to gain a competitive edge, Eviation integrated Stratasys 3D printing throughout its R&D processes.
Stratasys 3D printing enabled the company to test many of its designs long before it needed to invest in actual certifiable parts, resulting in accelerated processes and more innovative designs, as well as significantly reduced engineering costs.
For example, Eviation 3D printed its wing-tip motors in a matter of hours, enabling swifter design and functional evaluation, while waiting for the final motors to be shipped.
Eviation is expecting to begin flight testing in late 2018 with commercial availability slated for 2021.
Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel-based Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, shaping the way things are made. The company empowers customers across vertical markets, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, education, and consumer products, by enabling new approaches for design and manufacturing.
Stratasys solutions offer design freedom and manufacturing flexibility, reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving products and communication.