Benzinga  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) from Buy to Hold. The price target for Stratasys has been lowered from $82.00 to $51.00. Stratasys shares have dropped 47.18 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P...
Motley Fool  Apr 24  Comment 
3D printing stocks had a tough day today -- here's why.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 23  Comment 
Stratasys Ltd’s Indian unit opened its first 3D printing centre in the city, on Wednesday, as the company aims to deal with the demand for 3D printing in India.The 3D printing experience...
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Shares of Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) were up nearly 6 percent on Wednesday after the company announced that MakerBot signed an agreement that makes D&H Distributing a distributor of its 3D printers and scanners in education, healthcare and...
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show. Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares were trading lower $1.59 (3 percent) at $52.07 in Tuesday's session. The decline is taking despite comments at the...
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
Analysts at Jefferies have released a report summarizing their key takeaways from the 3D Printing Summit hosted this month. The report includes the analysts' take on presentations by each of the big names in the 3D printing market. 3D Systems...
Forbes  Mar 30  Comment 
   Disclosure: I own shares of 3D Systems Let me be clear from the beginning. I have no information whether any M&A activity is underway in the 3D printer industry. But I believe that the industry may be ripe for M&A deals. For two...
Motley Fool  Mar 30  Comment 
Investors in 3D printing stocks: Here are 3 things to love about Stratasys -- and 3 things to hate.
Motley Fool  Mar 28  Comment 
Here are 3 takeaways for investors from Congress members' investing activities in 3D Systems, Stratasys, and ExOne.


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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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