TheStreet.com  Mar 25  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A group of 3D printer makers will hold small group meetings and one-on-one meetings with investors at the Jefferies 3D Printing Summit tomorrow. The following publicly traded 3D printer makers will present at the summit: 3D...
Motley Fool  Mar 22  Comment 
The Motley Fool's 3D printing specialists discuss two vastly different industries that they believe will help power the 3D printing industry's growth.
Motley Fool  Mar 21  Comment 
3D printing stocks' face-off: In a metric-to-metric comparison, which company emerges the winner for its Q4 and current valuation?
Motley Fool  Mar 6  Comment 
Don't-miss topics from the leading 3D printing company's conference call include more detail about the drop in gross margin, hints of new platforms, and more.
TheStreet.com  Mar 4  Comment 
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of Jim Cramer, TheStreet, Inc., or any of its contributors.  TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm evaluates over 4,300 stocks on...
TheStreet.com  Mar 4  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES AbbVie was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: ABBV Ratings Report. McDonald's was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC...
Benzinga  Mar 3  Comment 
On CNBC's Stock Pops & Drops, Karen Finerman spoke about a 4.65 percent move higher in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV). She thinks that the company is doing a great job and the move higher is a delayed reaction to earnings on Friday....
TheStreet.com  Mar 2  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stratasys   is showing some signs of life at a time when competition within the 3-D printing industry has investors questioning which companies will survive. Ahead of Monday's results, investors were wondering...
Benzinga  Mar 2  Comment 
In a report published Monday morning, Brean Capital analysts Ananda Baruah and David Ryzhik provided some quick takes on Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)'s fourth quarter earnings. The firm maintains a Hold rating on the stock. The 3D printer...


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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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