• 3D-Printing

3D Printing

Stükerjürgen Aerospace Composites GmbH & Co.KG is using in the 3D printing area the FDM process (Fused Deposition Modeling).

The FDM process is a manufacturing process with which a work piece is assembled via the process of the melting from a plastic material.

Following materials are available:

  • ABS
  • PC
  • PEI (Ultem 9085 –aviation authorized in accordance to FAR 25.853 and ABD0031)

Component size with ABS and PEI max. 914 x 609 x 914 [mm] / 36“ x 24“ x 36“ [inch]
Component size with PC max. 406 x 355 x 406 [mm] / 16“ x 14“ x 16“ [inch]

With large components, the option of manufacturing single parts and join them together is possible.

This manufacturing process is suitable for:

  • Samples parts
  • Prototypes
  • Visual objects
  • Prefabricated components
  • Small series
  • Spare parts
  • Mock-up

Characteristics:

  • Reduction of development time
  • No tool costs
  • Fast processing time from the 3D data to the end product
  • Possible weight optimization
  • Possibility to improve wall thicknesses
  • Accuracy of repetition and adaptation
  • Honeycomb structure possible
  • Manufacturing in accordance to defined processes

Finish
Parts can be lacquered or covered with:

  • Carbon
  • Film with a wooden, granite, marble, or many other optics (SurFace)
  • Paint
  • Chrome plating