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Wall Street Journal  Apr 4  Comment 
3-D stocks are off to a rough start this year with industry leaders 3D Systems down 40% and Stratasys off about 19%. Still, some 3-D stocks remain priced at 50 to 70 times projected 2014 earnings.
StreetInsider.com  Apr 4  Comment 
* Holcim (OTCBB: HCMLY), Lafarge (OTCBB: LFRGY) said to be in merger talks, according to Bloomberg headlines. The combined market value of the two companies would be around $50 billion. Discussions are ongoing and may lead to a merger of equals,...
Benzinga  Apr 4  Comment 
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Wisconsin-based Interfacial Solutions....
Benzinga  Apr 3  Comment 
Shares of 3D Systems (NASDAQ: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) have taken a beating so far in 2014, but Brean Capital analyst Ananda Baruah believes both companies have “material” upside compared to Street revenue expectations. Baruah...
Benzinga  Apr 3  Comment 
Major companies in the 3D Printing space saw increased attention Wednesday as a number of notable news items hit the sector earlier Wednesday. Two major mergers and acquisitions were announced earlier today one from Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:...
TheStreet.com  Apr 2  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Three-dimensional printing company Stratasys said Wednesday it will buy Solid Concepts for $295 million. It will also pick up Harvest Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The targets operate large 3D printing service...
StreetInsider.com  Apr 2  Comment 
* DFC Global Corp. (Nasdaq: DLLR) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds (“Lone Star”) in a transaction, including the assumption of net debt, valued at approximately $1.3...
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
Harvest Technologies, a Belton, Texas based additive manufacturing service bureau, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for its acquisition by Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and...
StreetInsider.com  Apr 2  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Guidance/Stratasys+%28SSYS%29+to+Acquire+Solid+Concepts+in+%24295M+Deal/9341375.html for the full story.
Benzinga  Apr 1  Comment 
On Tuesday, UBS initiated coverage on the 3D printing sector. Analyst Steven Milunovich slapped a Neutral rating on shares of 3D Systems (NASDAQ: DDD) with a $62 price target, as well as a Buy rating on Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) with a $125 price...




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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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