Exhibitor Profiles - Stratasys
Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology helps companies transform design and manufacturing processes by allowing them to make parts from thermoplastics, improving communication while reducing time to market and cost. The company’s brands include the uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers, as well as the Fortus Production 3D Printers. Statasys also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts.
Stratasys invented its patented FDM technology in 1988 and has led the development of 3D printing technology since 2003. The company provides the global market with sales and service at offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The U.S. headquarters, founded in 1991, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has more than 500 employees.
Stratasys holds more than 180 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and their products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture and consumer-products markets.
Stratasys became the first company in the additive manufacturing industry to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification in January 2011. The certification recognizes that company policies, procedures and practices ensure consistent, top-quality products and services for customers worldwide. This certification reinforces the company's dedication to sustaining high levels of efficiency and responsiveness that ultimately result in customer satisfaction.
Stratasys and the Manufacturing Industry
Designers and manufacturing engineers require real materials to effectively test prototypes or manufacture end-use parts – and most additive manufacturing systems don’t offer these. Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to bring products to market faster, while leaner staffs and tighter budgets make doing so hard than ever. This trend has spurred many companies to explore additive manufacturing as a cost-effective way to produce real parts made with thermoplastics, improve communication and reduce time to market and cost.
Stratasys FDM technology helps companies transform design and manufacturing processes to reduce time-to-market, cost, and provide a short-run or custom manufacturing option. This allows Stratasys FDM technology to take prototypes and end-use parts to a higher level of quality compared to other additive fabrication processes.
The company’s 3D printers and production systems are used by more manufacturers than any other 3D printer provider worldwide.
The WESTEC Connection
Stratasys has been involved with WESTEC since 2009 and the show has been helpful to them in generating leads and sales, and increasing overall brand awareness.