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Tasman Machinery to showcase 3D printing technology for aerospace

From 26 February to 1 March 2013, Avalon 2013 is once again being staged at Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria.

Avalon 2013 is the aviation, aerospace and defence showcase for Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Tasman Machinery will use this opportunity to showcase Stratasys 3D printing and production systems and capabilities.

“Leaders in aerospace choose Fused Deposition Modelling Technology (FDM) because it produces fast, functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures and end-use parts using durable thermoplastics,” Tasman Machinery Managing Director Dermid McKinley says.

“FDM technology gives you the most flexibility with a variety of thermoplastics designed for aerospace applications.”

FDM technology uses durable thermoplastic materials that can reduce product development time by nearly 90 percent, allowing for more testing and iterations.

Stratasys systems give military and defence manufacturing companies the freedom to design a single, end-use part or build complex assembly prototypes.

Flexible Stratasys FDM systems also make one-of-a-kind or small production runs more affordable for defence manufacturing companies.

Tasman Machinery will have a 3D printing aerospace and defence specialist on the stand during the event, as well as many 3D printed prototypes and parts, including end-use parts for Leptron’s RDASS 4 (pictured above), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that weighs 2.3 kg and can be in the air in five minutes’ notice.

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