Stratasys Inc  

Eden Prairie,  MN 
United States
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For more than 25 years, Stratasys has been a defining force in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and SolidScape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes a wide range of 3D printers and materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the GrabCAD software platform.

 www.stratasys.com.


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  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that its PolyJet 3D printing technology is helping to improve life-changing maxillofacial surgeries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. Stratasys’ Objet Eden350V 3D Printer is deployed to produce customized models for pre-surgical preparations, enabling a reduction of up to 93 percent in surgical planning time associated with standard anatomical models. Furthermore, the hospital reports that three to four hours are saved in surgical time per surgery, and costs are reduced by up to £20,000 per operation.

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    Having previously outsourced its 3D printing requirements, implementing an in-house 3D printer, with help of Tri-Tech 3D, has revolutionised pre-surgical procedures across a number of departments. This includes the maxillofacial (face and jaw); burns and plastics; ear, nose and throat; and neurosurgery units.

    “The ability to produce lifelike medical models in-house on our Stratasys 3D Printer saves around three to four hours in OR time per surgery, which at a cost of £5,000 an hour of operating room time, is quite a substantial cost saving,” explains Stefan Edmondson, Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthetist at the hospital.

    Changing entire procedures with 3D printing

    Most of the patients currently benefiting from the hospital’s 3D printing capability are trauma and cancer patients, typically those with facial or cranial tumours. Using Stratasys 3D printing, the maxillofacial prosthetic team converts patients’ CT scans into highly accurate 3D printed replica models, bone replacement parts or metal prosthetic plates that are customized to the exact specification of each patient.

    “If we need to remove bone from a patient’s face, we can produce an exact 3D printed model to develop the cutting guides,” continues Edmondson. “This process results in more efficient clinical outcomes and saves the hospital, patient and medical practitioner valuable time and associated costs.”

    As well as facilitating the production of surgical cutting guides to speed up extremely advanced procedures, Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing allows surgeons to practice surgeries on true-to-life 3D printed anatomical models. This provides invaluable insight into procedural outcomes and helps minimize risks.

    The unique properties of Stratasys’ materials are also integral to the process, with the VeroWhite material providing a smooth, high resolution finish ideal for accurate anatomical models. This provides an invaluable reference material throughout operations.

    3D printing transforms surgical procedures for cancer patients

    “When dealing with severe cases whereby surgical plates hold facial bones in place, we need absolute assurance that they fit the patients’ measurements exactly,” continues Edmondson.

    “3D printing a replica of the patient’s anatomy allows us to pre-bend these plates in our laboratory. Having these capabilities at the hospital streamlines the entire operation and ensures we are 100 percent prepared when heading into surgery.”

    “The advances Queen Elizabeth Hospital is making in the use of 3D printing in surgical planning are remarkable,” says Scott Rader, General Manager, Healthcare Solutions, Stratasys. “It is a clear demonstration of the ability for 3D printing to enable physicians to better plan, practice and determine the optimal surgical approach. In the current operating climate, physicians need solutions that can save time and money, while also improving quality of care. Queen Elizabeth’s implementation of 3D printing achieves these goals.”

    For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.

    Stratasys is a registered trademark and Fortus is a trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS & WOKING, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McLaren Racing is expanding its use of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to increase performance.

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    Some of the 3D printed parts designed to improve performance which have been applied to the 2017 race car include:

    • Hydraulic Line Bracket
      McLaren Honda has 3D printed a structural bracket to attach the hydraulic line on the MCL32 race car using Stratasys FDM technology, leveraging a Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer with carbon-fiber reinforced nylon material (FDM® Nylon 12CF). The bracket was produced in just four hours compared to an estimated two weeks to create using traditional manufacturing processes.
    • Flexible Radio Harness Location Boot
      A new 2-way communication and data system was recently added to the MCL32 race car but the cable proved distracting to the driver. Taking advantage of the Stratasys J750 3D Printer’s ability to print in flexible materials, McLaren designed and 3D printed a rubber-like boot to join the harness wires for the communication system. Three different designs were iterated and 3D printed in one day and the final component was 3D printed in just two hours which allowed the comfortable radio harness assembly to be used in the first Grand Prix race of the 2017 season.
    • Carbon Fiber Composite Brake Cooling Ducts
      To efficiently control the brake component temperatures, McLaren Honda 3D printed sacrificial tools to create hollow composite brake cooling ducts. The wash-out cores were 3D printed using ST-130 soluble material, developed specifically for the application, and then wrapped with carbon-fiber reinforced composite material and autoclave-cured at elevated temperatures. The final result is a tubular structure with very smooth internal surface finishes to ensure the required airflow to brakes, whilst maintaining maximum aerodynamic and car performance.
    • Rear Wing Flap
      A large rear wing flap extension designed to increase rear downforce was manufactured in carbon fiber-reinforced composites using a 3D printed lay-up tool produced on the FDM-based Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer. The team 3D printed the 900mm wide, high temperature (>350°F/177°C) mold in ULTEM 1010 for the autoclave-cured composite structure in just three days, saving time in a critical limited testing period.

    “We are consistently modifying and improving our Formula 1 car designs, so the ability to test new designs quickly is critical to making the car lighter and more importantly increasing the number of tangible iterations in improved car performance. If we can bring new developments to the car one race earlier - going from new idea to new part in only a few days – this will be a key factor in making the McLaren MCL32 more competitive. By expanding the use of Stratasys 3D printing in our manufacturing processes, including producing final car components, composite lay-up and sacrificial tools, cutting jigs, and more, we are decreasing our lead times while increasing part complexity,” said Neil Oatley, Design and Development Director, McLaren Racing Limited.

    To further accelerate design and manufacturing cycles, McLaren Honda will be bringing a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus to track testing and races on-site, enabling the team to produce parts and tooling on demand.

    “Formula 1 is one of the world’s best proving grounds for our additive manufacturing solutions. As the Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, we are working closely together to solve their engineering challenges in the workshop, in the wind-tunnel, and on the track. We believe that this, in turn, will enable us to develop new materials and applications that bring new efficiencies and capabilities to McLaren Racing and other automotive designers and manufacturers,” said Andy Middleton, President, Stratasys EMEA.

    About McLaren:
    New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren founded the McLaren team in 1963. At Monaco in 2016, McLaren celebrated 50 years of racing in Formula 1. Since 1966, when it entered its first Formula 1 race, McLaren has won 20 world championships and over 180 grands prix. It is now globally renowned as one of sport’s most successful competitors and as one of the world’s most illustrious high-technology brands.

    The McLaren Technology Group has grown to encompass much more than just grand prix racing: McLaren produced the 1990s’ original supercar, the McLaren F1, and, with the launch of McLaren Automotive, has gone on to introduce a series of high-performance cars, including the ground-breaking McLaren P1™.

    McLaren Applied Technologies develops strategic business partnerships that harness our expertise in high-performance design, performance-management and simulation systems. It also develops, builds and services control units for the entire Formula 1, Indy Car and NASCAR grids.

    The McLaren-Honda team campaigns the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with double world champion Fernando Alonso and Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne, who scored points on his race debut for McLaren-Honda, in a one-off performance at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.

    About Stratasys:
    For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.

    Stratasys is a registered trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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 Products

  • Stratasys F123 Series
    The Stratasys F123 Series is the ultimate, all-in-one rapid prototyping system for your entire team. It combines the power of FDM with the ease of GrabCAD Print for the most versatile and intelligent solution available....

  • Smarter and Easier Prototyping

    The new Stratasys F123 Series is easy to operate and maintain for all levels of experience. And, it's adept at every prototyping stage, from concept verification to design validation to functional performance.

    The most commonly used CAD file formats can be imported directly into GrabCAD. The three printers in the platform, the Stratasys F170, F270 and Stratasys F370, support a broad range of capabilities and budgets for every stage of prototyping.

    Minimal setup means you can simply plug and play to give your entire office access to professional 3D printing.

    Auto-calibration ensures you spend less time troubleshooting and more time prototyping.

    Fast and easy material swaps help maximize your design team’s productivity.


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Stratasys 3D Printing solutions empower doctors, researchers and medical device manufacturers to get products into clinical use faster, develop better therapies, and personalize care like never before. Stratasys can help enhance clinical outcomes and economic value at every step in the health care delivery value chain.