Motley Fool  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Here's one bullish argument thesis for the leading 3-D printing company.
Motley Fool  Aug 15  Comment 
Strong second-quarter results for the leading 3-D printer are now in the rear-view mirror. Let's look at valuation to help us determine if it's a good time to buy Stratasys' stock.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 12  Comment 
By Wall Street Hippie: The State Of 3D Printing To many people, 3D printing seems like an over-hyped, impractical industry. I mean the idea of having a 3D printer in the kitchen sure does sound cool, but the novelty must wear off quickly....
Motley Fool  Aug 12  Comment 
Here are valuable quotes from the leading 3-D printing company's second-quarter conference call about its sales drivers, increased guidance, and new "bot farms" offering.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 11  Comment 
By ONeil Trader: Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) reported Q2 earnings and revenue that exceeded analyst estimates. The company also raised its full-year revenue and EPS guidance to reflect the overall strength in its business and growing demand for its...
Motley Fool  Aug 11  Comment 
Just how badly did Stratasys' second-quarter earnings beat those of prime competitor 3D Systems?
Benzinga  Aug 8  Comment 
Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares are up nearly 16 percent since the company beat second-quarter expectations by a wide margin Thursday. But a research firm downgraded the shares Friday citing valuation. The 3D printer maker posted adjusted...
TheStreet.com  Aug 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Stratasys  skyrocketed this week while those of rival 3D Systems  fell on earnings news. It's time for a 3-D printing reality check. Start with the good news. Stratasys shot up 13% on Thursday and is trading...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 8  Comment 
After the Open... The jittery market is today finding that it cannot ignore the allure of great earnings. Before the current trading session, Lululemon (LULU), SolarCity (SCTY) and NVIDIA (NVDA) all blew the Street away with their earnings...
TheStreet.com  Aug 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer says he prefers Stratasys  to 3D Systems  in the 3-D space. Cramer says he has been reviled for not liking 3-D manufacturing, but he clarifies that he does not like 3D Systems. He does, however,...


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Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Stratasys, Inc. (SSYS) is a leading manufacturer of in-office rapid prototyping (RP) and manufacturing systems for automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, electronic, medical, education, and consumer product OEMs. With the use of patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM ) and PolyJet rapid prototyping processes, engineers and designers use the RP system to create precise physical models, tooling, and precise three-dimensional (3D) prototypes out of plastic and materials using a workstation-based computer-aided design (CAD). The same prototypes are used in testing form, fit, and function throughout the design and development process. Essentially, Stratasys' systems allow design engineers to model highly complex geometries in a wide range of high-performance engineering materials with in-office RP systems that require no chemical post processing, special venting, or facility modification.

To get a better grasp of how the technology works, it is important to understand the process involved in developing the 3D model. First, a 3D geometric model is created on a CAD workstation. This model is imported into a proprietary software program that is downloaded into the RP system. A spool of modeling material feeds into a moving FDM extruding head, which heats the material into a semi-liquid state. This material is then deposited one layer at a time on a temperature-controlled modeling chamber. As the material is injected on the work base the material solidifies, creating a strong laminated model.

In addition to prototyping machines and materials, SSYS offers two software products (Catalyst and InSight) that convert 3D CAD databases into data formats for use in the company's prototyping machines. Catalyst is an entry-level software product that enables users to build prototype parts with one push of the button. InSight increases build speed and allows designers to engage in individual editing. According to the Wohlers Report 2007, Stratasys supplied 41% of all systems installed globally in 2006, making it the unit market leader, for the fifth consecutive year. The company holds over 180 granted or pending RP patents worldwide.


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