SeekingAlpha  9 hrs ago  Comment 
By Illuminati Investments: 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) have been under pressure lately amidst the market selloff, as investors question their valuations. 3D Systems has been cut in...
Benzinga  Sep 30  Comment 
3D printing companies have been stymied by slow consumer adoption, but the industrial market for printing with metal represents a significant growth opportunity. Although it had disappointing overall results last quarter, 3D Systems Corporation...
Motley Fool  Sep 29  Comment 
Why Stratasys sees value in the design and engineering community.
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 29  Comment 
Stratasys (SSYS) recently stated that its uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer has been selected by The UPS Store to expand its 3D printing services at approximately 100 locations. The store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service (UPS) offers a range of...
Motley Fool  Sep 27  Comment 
The leading 3D printing company is building on its strengths by introducing product line extensions of higher-margin products.
Motley Fool  Sep 24  Comment 
Does this leading 3D printing company have the makings of a blue chip stock? Let's find out.
Benzinga  Sep 24  Comment 
On a website touting September 22-26 as “3D Print Week,” United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said Monday it planned to begin offering 3D printing services at nearly 100 stores across the U.S. By installing a 3D printing service in many...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 23  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Stratasys+%28SSYS%29+Announces+Completion+of+GrabCAD+Purchase%3B+Sees+Q4+EPS+Impact+on+Costs/9853171.html for the full story.
TechCrunch  Sep 22  Comment 
 After a slightly surprising move away from a managerial role at MakerBot, former CEO Bre Pettis has finally announced what he’s working on: Bold Machines, an “Innovation Workshop” for MakerBot parent company Stratasys. Designed to be a...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 22  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/UPS+%28UPS%29+to+Expand+3D+Printing+Services+at+UPS+Store+Locations+%28SSYS%29/9850341.html for the full story.


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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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