StreetInsider.com  21 min ago  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Stratasys+%28SSYS%29+to+Acquire+3-D+CAD+Cloud+Collaboration+Provider%2C+GrabCAD/9835208.html for the full story.
Benzinga  Sep 15  Comment 
3D printing seems to be taking the world by storm and invading a myriad of different industries. Following are five areas already feeling the presence of this technology. Part Two of the series will explore five additional...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 11  Comment 
By IAEResearch: The 3-D printing industry has been on a downward trend since the start of the year and most of the stocks in this sector have lost considerable value. However, ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) has been the biggest loser in the sector. The stock...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 10  Comment 
By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer's Mad Money Program, Tuesday September 9. Bullish Calls: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD): "LinkedIn had a great quarter. The shorts have been on the wrong...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 8  Comment 
By ValueWalk: By Vikas Shukla Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) shares soared 1.94% to $123.10 after Morgan Stanley issued a bullish report on the stock. Morgan Stanley analysts initiated coverage of Stratasys with an Overweight rating and $135 price...
DailyFinance  Sep 8  Comment 
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today introduced the Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers featuring the company’s...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 8  Comment 
By Thomas Pangia: For a long-term investor, 3D printing offers a tantalizing opportunity, as the technology has the potential to completely transform the traditional manufacturing process. Diversification is one way to invest in the 3D printing...
TechCrunch  Sep 4  Comment 
 Bre Pettis, CEO of Makerbot, is stepping down to create a co-branded Stratasys/Makerbot “innovation lab” where he will use 3D printers to work with artists, designers, and makers. Makerbot President Jenny Lawton will move into the CEO...
Benzinga  Sep 4  Comment 
The two biggest names in 3D printing have the key professional market effectively sewn up for the moment, with patent protections that leave potential rivals stuck in the mud, an analyst said Thursday. Despite growing consumer interest,...
TheStreet.com  Sep 4  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stratasys shares are up 2.1% to $122.43 on Thursday after having coverage initiated with an "overweight" rating and $135 price target by analysts at Morgan Stanley . The 3-D printing company's new price target...


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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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