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3D Printing supports STEM learning for the Martin-Baker Aircraft Co Ltd

It’s always great to receive an order which puts an extra large smile on our faces and a recent order from the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company did exactly that!
As the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection and crashworthy seats for nearly 70 years saving over 7,500 lives, the Martin-Baker company approached us to print 2000 model ejector seats in super quick time.  Having been let down previously and with less than two weeks to go before the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the 3D printed ejector seats were needed for a very special interactive display in the Techno Zone at the show focused on STEM subjects: Science, Technology, English & Maths.  A model F-35 was used to demonstrate ejector seats enabling kids (of all ages!) to create and eject their very own seat.

Our volume 3d printing capability enabled us to allocate 15 machines from the print farm to create 2000 models in time to be used on the display.