Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company integrated with SEMA Garage to enhance their service-based solutions. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) offers a variety of business tools and resources to help their companies prosper. SEMA recently has acquired a Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer, giving its members the ability to build large prototype and production parts utilizing a wider range of thermoplastics, saving them time and reducing costs when bringing new products to market.
The SEMA Garage covers 15,000sq.ft and is filled with state-of-the-art equipment and offers the specific tools and expertise their specialty product developer members require for new product development. It houses a temperature controlled emissions lab, a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for 3D scanning, digital race car scales for exact vehicle weight measurements, a dynamometer for power output measurements and a Fortus 450mc 3D Printer for building prototype parts and more. “The Fortus 450mc provides SEMA members with the technology needed to create innovative products quickly and cost-effectively,” said VP, OEM and Product Development, Mike Spagnola. “The ease, flexibility and capabilities of the machine will be instrumental in bringing new automotive products to market and helping manufacturers compete.” At this year’s SEMA Show, both the SEMA Garage and Stratasys featured the Fortus 450mc 3D Printer, as well as a number of 3D printed parts from SEMA members Eldelbrock, K&N, Classic Auto Air.