STRATASYS LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST FULL-COLOUR MULTI-MATERIAL 3D PRINTER – THE J750 – IN SINGAPORE
One-stop realism to eliminate time-consuming processes, accelerating product concepting, design, decision-making, and delivery
SINGAPORE, May 11 2016— Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today launched the industry’s first full-colour multi-material 3D printer – the J750 3D printer – in Singapore. The new solution breaks restrictive technology barriers, enabling customers for the first time to mix-and-match full colour gradients alongside an unprecedented range of materials to achieve one-stop realism without post-processing. This, together with the system’s superior versatility, makes the J750 the ultimate 3D printing solution for product designers, engineers and manufacturers, as well as service bureaus. Stratasys also demonstrates the streamlined design-to-print workflow during a media experience tour held today at the Stratasys Experience Centre, showcasing its unprecedented efficiencies in product concepting and design verification.
One-Stop 3D Printed Realism Delivers True Product-matching Prototypes and Unprecedented Cost/Resource Efficiencies
The Stratasys J750, the premier addition to the Objet Connex multi-colour, multi-material series of 3D Printers, allows customers to choose from more than 360,000 different colour shades plus multiple material properties – ranging from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent. Prototypes can include a vast array of colours, materials and material properties in the same part, speeding production of realistic models, prototypes and parts for virtually any application need – as well as delivering incomparable 3D printing versatility to produce tooling, molds, jigs and fixtures and more.
The J750 enables near instantaneous decision-making by streamlining the way products are designed, evaluated and brought to market. A true industry milestone, the productivity-boosting J750 is expected to improve TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by eliminating many of the traditional complex processes, time and resources required to create product-matching prototypes. Designers and engineers can physically experience true product prototypes within hours of developing an initial concept for immediate design and function validation with internal stakeholders and end users. Design decisions can be made instantaneously and with full confidence to help accelerate product delivery.
“Today’s supply chain is considering transformational opportunities that can be realised through 3D printing capabilities. It is enabling new business opportunities to more quickly design and test products that are under development, as well as to actually manufacture commercial and industrial goods. (3D printing technologies) are also enabling the ‘new possible’ by producing new designs that could not be made with traditional manufacturing technologies, while negating assembly, improving performance and elevating part quality,” according to Michael Shanler, Research Director and Pete Basiliere, Research VP for Imaging and Print Services, Gartner.*
Increased Productivity and Throughput with New PolyJet Studio and Six Material Capacity
The J750’s one-stop realism is supported with a streamlined workflow beginning with the all new PolyJet Studio™. The software’s new intuitive user interface allows users to simply choose materials, optimise the build and manage print queues. Assignment of colours, transparencies and rigidity is eased via familiar design controls. Colour textures can be loaded fully intact via VRML files imported from CAD tools.
The Stratasys J750 also minimises downtime associated with material changeovers. Featuring a large, six-material capacity, it keeps the most used resins loaded and ready for printing. Newly designed, state-of-the-art print heads means simulated production plastics, like Digital ABS™, can be 3D printed in half the time of other Stratasys PolyJet systems. As 3D printed models are delivered complete with full colours, colour textures and multiple materials, no time is wasted on painting and assembly.
“The Stratasys J750 is truly our vision of future 3D printing, as it redefines conventional prototyping and manufacturing processes,” Ido Eylon, Vice President of Sales, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan. “Combining full colour with multiple materials and a streamlined workflow, the J750 will empower businesses with cutting edge innovation to achieve one-stop realism. In the product concept stage, time usually used for manual painting and assembly can now be cut dramatically with the J750, allowing for engineers and designers to make informed decisions quickly.”
Among the many organisations and businesses that can benefit from the J750 are consumer product companies, service bureaus, design firms, education, universities and research institutions, medical device companies, hospitals, medical schools, and special effects and animation companies.
Customers can order the Stratasys J750 immediately. Delivery times may vary according to region.
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*Gartner Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2015, July 27, 2015.
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 800 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.
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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the J750, and the impact of the J750 on the supply chain and on the 3D printing industry, are forward-looking statements reflecting management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys’ business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of the J750 to be the same as Stratasys does; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys’ most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 21, 2016. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.