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Motley Fool  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Stratasys and other 3D printing stocks had a strong showing on Wednesday. Is the start of a turnaround for the battered 3D printing stocks on the horizon?
Motley Fool  Jan 17  Comment 
Valuation at the start of 2014 made a big difference in this group's 2014 returns. Check out how their valuations compare now.
Benzinga  Jan 14  Comment 
Shiloh Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) shares touched a new 52-week low of $11.82. On Monday, Shiloh Industries reported FY14 earnings of $1.30 per share on revenue of $878.7 million. Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares reached a new 52-week...
Motley Fool  Jan 12  Comment 
The industry might be more dangerous than you think; here's why Stratasys should still thrive.
Forbes  Jan 6  Comment 
Disclosure: I own 3D Systems and Voxeljet stocks. After enjoying a strong 2013, 3D printer stocks dropped out of favor with Wall Street in 2014. For a good reason: Sales momentum has tapered, even among industry leaders like Stratasys and...
Motley Fool  Dec 29  Comment 
An interview with Fred Fischer, Stratasys' director of fused deposition modeling and PolyJet applications.
Motley Fool  Dec 27  Comment 
How Stratasys caters to the aerospace industry.
Benzinga  Dec 27  Comment 
The major players in the 3D printing industry -- 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), and Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE: VJET) -- were all up on Friday after a bad year (in terms of stock price...
Benzinga  Dec 26  Comment 
3D printing stocks were a hot sector on Friday. A big winner was Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE: VJET) also saw significant gains and recently traded at $8.46, up 16.4 percent. ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE) was also a big winner, which recently traded at...




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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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