Additive manufacturing in aerospace to be shown at Avalon 2013

Tasman Machinery’s deployment of 3D printing technology will be showcased at the air show Avalon 2013.

Tasman Machinery will display its use of Stratasys 3D printing and production. Tasman uses FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), building thermosplastic materials layer by layer based on data in CAD files.

“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,” said Dermid McKinley, Tasman’s managing director.

The company has manufactured parts using FDM for Leptron’s RDASS4 unmanned aerial vehicle, which will also be on show at Avalon.

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