As additive manufacturing continues to take off within the aerospace sector, the 51st Paris Air Show (held on June 15-21) gave Stratasys the opportunity to explain to visitors how the technology is proving such a game changer for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers. From enabling companies to produce lighter weight flight parts and explore more complex design geometries to increasing supply chain efficiency, Stratasys additive manufacturing is helping to push the envelope in aerospace.

At more than 100 years old, the event is the longest-running and largest aerospace trade show in the world and welcomes what certainly seemed like the entire aviation industry through its doors.

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The busy Stratasys stand, including an aircraft cabin interior with 3D printed parts, at the Paris Air Show 2015.

With such an important and captivated audience of aerospace manufacturers and engineers in attendance, Stratasys is capitalizing on the opportunity to bolster relationships with its existing aerospace customers, while initiating relations with a number of new ones. The Stratasys stand is hosting a steady flow of traffic with live 3D printing of aerospace parts, as well as an array of 3D printed aerospace models which represent a broad range of applications that can be improved with additive manufacturing.

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CNBC interviews Scott Sevcik, Aerospace & Defense Business Development Manager, Stratasys.

The centerpiece of Stratasys’ activities at the Paris Air Show are a dedicated series of insightful and informative presentations from our aerospace experts which explore the latest 3D printing advancements and solutions for aerospace manufacturing. These presentations cover such topics as the latest 3D printing material advancements, qualification of additive manufactured flight rated components for military and commercial aerospace applications and the use of composite tooling with Fused Deposition Modeling.

The media are out in force. Many prominent mainstream, aerospace and trade media including Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC interviewed Stratasys aerospace experts about the impact and value for present and future of additive manufacturing in aerospace.