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Boom Supersonic Signs Seven-Year Partnership Extension with Stratasys for 3D Printing

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Stratasys
(NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced it is deepening its partnership with Boom
Supersonic
– the Colorado-based company building history’s fastest
supersonic airliner. In signing a seven-year agreement extension, the
companies are further accelerating adoption of additive manufacturing
for 3D-printed flight hardware.

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Boom Supersonic is capitalizing on the power of Stratasys 3D Printing for more effective creation of ...

Boom Supersonic is capitalizing on the power of Stratasys 3D Printing for more effective creation of composite part tooling on its XB-1 (Photo: Business Wire).

Expanding 3D printing beyond rapid prototyping, Boom Supersonic is
utilizing the Stratasys®
F900® 3D Printer
with the Aircraft Interiors Solution (AIS) package
to create hundreds of 3D printed parts for XB-1, the company’s
supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The AIS package is aimed at helping
improve mechanical properties and enables repeatable development of
aircraft production parts.

“By being able to print critical parts and components on site rather
than purchasing them from a supplier, we can create custom parts,
increase our speed from engineering to manufacturing, and focus on
building the aircraft and fulfilling our vision,” said Mike Jagemann,
Head of XB-1 Production at Boom. “During the first three years of our
partnership, we 3D printed more than 200 parts for tooling, prototypes
and test benches using Stratasys’ F370 and Fortus 450mc 3D printers, and
have saved hundreds of hours of work time, enabling rapid iteration of
design cycles. Stratasys’ standing as a global leader in 3D printed
aerospace applications made them an ideal partner for Boom, and we’re
excited to extend this partnership long-term.”

The new agreement is designed to integrate FDM® 3D printing technology
into flight part production for XB-1, and eventually for Overture – the
revolutionary Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. Providing a faster, more
streamlined approach to qualify additively manufactured parts for
aircraft installation, Stratasys
AIS
package will be instrumental to the aircraft expected to fly
more than two times the speed of sound, or in excess of 1,500 miles per
hour (2,400 km/h).

“The team at Boom is doing something that’s never been achieved –
successful mainstream supersonic airline travel. But development of
aircraft that can safely and efficiently travel at Mach 2.2 requires a
new approach to manufacturing processes,” said Rich Garrity, President
Americas, Stratasys. “Working together, our teams have put the
technology to work for efficient, reliable and repeatable prototypes,
tooling and jigs and fixtures. Now, we’re ready to go further – for
strong, durable, lightweight production-grade aircraft parts.”

The Stratasys F900 3D Printer has the highest repeatability and largest
build size of any FDM system. The solution is ideally suited to handle
complex production manufacturing needs, utilizing a wide range of
thermoplastics with advanced mechanical properties for parts that can
endure extreme heat, caustic chemicals, and high-impact applications.

The AIS package offers aerospace manufacturers the documentation and
training necessary to guide the complex qualification process. The end
result is flight-ready parts based on additive manufacturing.

XB-1 is expected to be rolled out later this year and flown
supersonically in 2020. Overture is in the development stage with
consumer travel expected to commence in the mid-2020s.

To learn more about Stratasys’ advanced solutions for the aerospace
industry, visit Hall 4, Stand D192. To learn more about Boom, visit
Chalet Row C, #24, at the International Paris Air Show, 2019, June 17th
– 23rd, Paris, France.

Boom Supersonic is redefining what it means to fly by building
Overture, history’s fastest commercial airliner. Boom’s vision is to
bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through
supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible. The
company is backed by world-class investors and has 30 aircraft on
pre-order from Japan Airlines and Virgin Group. Founded in 2014, Boom
has assembled a world-class team of over 130 full-time employees who
have made contributions to 40 air and spacecraft. For more information,
please visit https://boomsupersonic.com.

Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D
printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and
PolyJet™ 3D printers. The company’s technologies are used to create
prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries,
including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and
education. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers
reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as
reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The
Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes 3D
printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts
production. Online at: www.stratasys.com,
http://blog.stratasys.com and
LinkedIn.

Stratasys, FDM, PolyJet, F900, Fortus 450mc, and F370 are trademarks
of Stratasys
Ltd. and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners, and Stratasys assumes no
responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of
these non-Stratasys products.

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