Stratasys|3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Solutions
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Jigs & Fixtures

These often overlooked, but critical components for quality production often require several cycles of design and prototyping to attain the required performance. 3D printing provides a substantially simplified and cost effective fabrication process for productivity, efficiency and quality.

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Composite Tooling

Utilize 3D printing to create lightweight, agile, low-cost composite tools in days. Incorporate greater functionality and geometry complexity for light-weight layup tools, machining fixtures, trim tools and drill jigs.

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Forming Tools

Reduce lead times to forming tools with additive manufacturing. Build tools in days with built-in porosity and increased tool complexity to reduce thermal mass and control thermal gradients. 3D printing’s innate design freedom allows engineers to design for the end product and make design changes quickly.

Forming Tools

Investment Casting Patterns

Increase foundry business by making investment casting patterns more viable for your customers. 3D printed investment casting patterns significantly reduce lead times and eliminate high tooling costs. With excellent pattern accuracy and repeatability at less expense than conventional methods, the patterns translate to higher yields during casting.

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Design Services

Our experienced team of design engineers offer a comprehensive suite of modeling and engineering solutions. This includes the development of customized manufacturing aids.

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Anatomical Models

Serving a variety of tasks in the medical industry, including practice dummies, educational aids and preoperative planning, anatomical models are an integral element in efficient treatment and health care practices. Our 3D printing and Urethane Casting services open new possibilities for complex, anatomically-accurate models at less cost than traditional manufacturing methods.

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ECS Ducting

Additive manufacturing offers powerful solutions for ECS ducts with design freedoms that lend to optimized, consolidated components. Create strong ECS ducting unrestrained by traditional manufacturing limitations, all while taking advantage of light-weighting possibilities.

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Medical Device Housings

Produce large, custom housings for medical devices with healthcare-friendly materials certified to USP Class VI and RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC requirements.

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Functional Prototyping

Functional prototyping allows you to verify designs, test part functionality, and demonstrate an idea well before moving into production when time and cost for changes becomes prohibitive.

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Concept Modeling

There is no better way to evaluate the merits of a new design than to bring it to life as a physical concept model. Low cost and quick to produce, precise concept models look and feel like the final product—ideal for presenting new items to key stakeholders early in the design process.

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Streamlined Testing

These often overlooked, but critical components for quality production often require several cycles of design and prototyping to attain the required performance. 3D printing provides a substantially simplified and cost effective fabrication process for productivity, efficiency and quality.

Upheld Standards

Utilize 3D printing to create lightweight, agile, low-cost composite tools in days. Incorporate greater functionality and geometry complexity for light-weight layup tools, machining fixtures, trim tools and drill jigs.

Consistent Quality

Reduce lead times to form tooling with additive manufacturing. Build tools in days with built-in porosity and increased tool complexity to reduce thermal mass and control thermal gradients. 3D printing’s innate design freedom allows engineers to design for the end product and make design changes quickly.

Creative Customization

Additive manufacturing offers powerful solutions for ECS ducts with design freedoms that lend to optimized, consolidated components. Create strong ECS ducting unrestrained by traditional manufacturing limitations, all while taking advantage of light-weighting possibilities.

Faster to Market

Produce large, custom housings for medical devices with healthcare-friendly materials certified to USP Class VI and RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC requirements.

Flight Ready

Reduce lead times to form tooling with additive manufacturing. Build tools in days with built-in porosity and increased tool complexity to reduce thermal mass and control thermal gradients. 3D printing’s innate design freedom allows engineers to design for the end product and make design changes quickly.

Improved Outcomes

Increase foundry business by making investment casting patterns more viable for your customers. 3D printed investment casting patterns significantly reduce lead times and eliminate high tooling costs. With excellent pattern accuracy and repeatability at less expense than conventional methods, the patterns translate to higher yields during casting.

Sell Better

Functional prototyping allows you to verify designs, test part functionality, and demonstrate an idea well before moving into production when time and cost for changes becomes prohibitive.

Iterate Fast

There is no better way to evaluate the merits of a new design than to bring it to life as a physical concept model. Low cost and quick to produce, precise concept models look and feel like the final product—ideal for presenting new items to key stakeholders early in the design process.

Test Flight Functions

Reduce lead times to form tooling with additive manufacturing. Build tools in days with built-in porosity and increased tool complexity to reduce thermal mass and control thermal gradients. 3D printing’s innate design freedom allows engineers to design for the end product and make design changes quickly.

Model Anatomy

Increase foundry business by making investment casting patterns more viable for your customers. 3D printed investment casting patterns significantly reduce lead times and eliminate high tooling costs. With excellent pattern accuracy and repeatability at less expense than conventional methods, the patterns translate to higher yields during casting.

Discover

Discover what it takes to make your idea a reality. Research and learn from our experts in our extensive resources, including design guidelines and informative articles on advanced manufacturing. Want more hands-on help? Consult with our Design Services team and employ their on-site assessments and training programs.

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Design

Design next-generation products unlimited by traditional design-for-manufacture rules with additive manufacturing. Get started with our Design Guidelines or by consulting with our Design Services team. Then, validate your design with our rapid prototyping services. Prove out your concept and make fast changes with the ease afforded from our 3D printing solutions.

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Plan

Plan the best course of action to get your product to market on time and at the lowest possible cost. We’re committed to delivering the best possible processes to align with your manufacturing demands and capacity needs. Build functional prototypes ready for testing, assess processes and materials, or solicit key feedback from stakeholders with concept models

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Produce

Produce consistent, amazing parts with a range of technologies and materials tailored to your application. From low volumes to large production runs, we’re ready to get your product on the shelf. Our comprehensive solutions include expert finishing and assembly options to perfect parts post-build. From aerospace to medical, additive manufacturing has offered a bridge to production solution for top companies.

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Replenish

Replenish your product to match market demands with the ease of on-demand production from Stratasys Direct. Offer spare parts for your product or update obsolete designs with ease by simply sending digital files to us for production.

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3D Printing

Our sizable fleet of 3D printing machines makes us one of the largest manufacturing service providers worldwide. Our goal is to empower organizations to revolutionize product development by continuously pushing the limits and improving manufacturing technologies.

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Conventional

Some jobs require tried-and-true methods of manufacturing. Used as a complementary technique to a 3D printed part, or as a means to larger volumes of production parts, our conventional technologies are here to help you get quality components to market fast.

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Product Development Life Cycle

Discover where our services fit into your stage of product development. Whether you’re in the design phase or ready for production runs, we have an array of solutions at your disposal. 

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Design Services

Design Services offer comprehensive solutions for your unique business, manufacturing and application requirements. From prototypes to production parts, our experienced team collaborates with you to provide product design services and additive manufacturing resources to make your job easier.

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Finishing + Assembly

We know the right finish can mean the difference between a raw part and a market-ready product. With our expert staff, you are ensured that your end-use parts meet tight tolerances with precise post-process machining or that your prototypes will have a production-quality look and feel.

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Aerospace

With some of the toughest industry performance standards and the need to produce lightweight, complex parts, aerospace companies have taken advantage of 3D printing for cost savings, fast production and innovative design.

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Medical

Medical manufacturers are using advanced manufacturing services to bring breakthrough solutions to doctors, patients and research institutions. We offer a wide range of technologies and medical-specific materials to maximize efficiency and customization like never before.

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Energy

The energy industry is beginning to make big advancements with additive manufacturing through more efficient, on-demand, lightweight components and specially formulated materials, answering to diverse requirements and field functions.

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Transportation

The transportation industry involves some the harshest and most extreme testing environments to ensure safe, high-quality parts. With our array of rugged materials and technologies, transportation companies can produce consolidated, lightweight parts to create more efficient vehicles.

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Consumer Products

For designers, graphic artists, and marketing teams, successfully taking a new idea to market often depends on speed. Simulating the look and feel of a final product early in the product development lifecycle can go a long way to proving your idea to key stakeholders.

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

DMLS accurately forms complex geometries not possible with traditional metal manufacturing methods. The strong, dense metal parts are produced in less time than other manufacturing methods.

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CNC Machining

Create CNC Machined parts at unrivaled speed with our fast methods and large project capacity. Our experienced engineers ensure the highest standards with our cutting-edge equipment.

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PolyJet

Create parts in unparalleled resolution and detail with PolyJet. Incorporate multiple photopolymer materials, from flexible to rigid, and full color directly into your part.

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Stereolithography

Stereolithography builds with photopolymers to create highly-accurate parts ideal for prototypes, master patterns, large concept models and investment casting patterns.

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FDM

FDM offers 3D printing’s design freedom coupled with strong engineering-grade thermoplastics to create robust parts ideal for functional prototyping and production.

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Laser Sintering

Laser Sintering creates tough and geometrically complex components in a wide variety of applications. The parts are strong, water and air-tight, heat resistance and repeatable.

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CNC Machining

Create CNC Machined parts at unrivaled speed with our fast methods and large project capacity. Our experienced engineers ensure the highest standards with our cutting-edge equipment.

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Injection Molding

Create repeatable, higher volume production parts with any plastic you require with our fast tooling and injection molding process.

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Urethane Casting

Produce low to mid volumes of quality, precise and consistent cast parts quickly with our proprietary urethane casting methods. Our approach to master pattern production is guaranteed to delivery consistent parts.

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering

DMLS accurately forms complex geometries not possible with traditional metal manufacturing methods. The strong, dense metal parts are produced faster than other manufacturing methods.

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FDM

FDM offers 3D printing’s design freedom coupled with strong engineering-grade thermoplastics to create robust parts ideal for functional prototyping and production.

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Laser Sintering

Laser Sintering creates tough and geometrically complex components in a wide variety of applications. The parts are strong, water and air-tight, heat resistant and repeatable.

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PolyJet

Create parts in unparalleled resolution and detail with PolyJet. Incorporate multiple materials, from flexible to rigid, and full color directly into your component for aesthetic models and prototypes.

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Stereolithography

Stereolithography builds highly-accurate parts ideal for prototypes, master patterns and large concept models.

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Urethane Casting

A low-mid volumes casting process for high quality, consistent parts. We offer innovative master pattern production for fast turn-arounds and consistent delivery.

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CNC Machining

Create CNC Machined parts with unrivaled speed with our fast methods and large capacity. Our experienced engineers ensure the highest standards with our cutting-edge equipment.

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Injection Molding

Our fast tooling methods deliver high quantities of repeatable, injection molded parts to your team. With near-unlimited material choices, injection molding remains a reliable choice for fabrication.

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The faster way to better medical devices

Stratasys 3D Printing solutions bring you realistic anatomical models that mimic human tissue and bone. Explore more scenarios in preclinical tests or physician demos. Use them in place of cadavers or animals for more cost-effective and customized medical education or research aids.

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Solutions fit for each patient

Create patient inspired anatomical models on demand. Provide medical staff the ability to train and prepare for procedures with greater efficiency and confidence.

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Rely on Performance

Begin short production runs using the same processes and materials as your mass-produced medical-device product. At a fraction of the cost of machining, you can 3D print smooth, accurate Digital ABS injection molds, tough polycarbonate forming patterns, detailed casting patterns or 3D printed components for a pilot run.

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Speed to Care

Medical device manufacturers can release proven products faster. Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions can help you accelerate product development from 3D printed concept models, to preclinical testing on realistic anatomical models. And they can help you keep production on track throughout the product’s lifespan.

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Sky’s the Limit

If there’s an idea that will help you fly with less weight, reduced complexity, or simpler production, consider it a possibility. Our solutions give you the freedom to produce complex geometries not possible with other manufacturing processes. Our FDM process also allows you to be secure that your produced designs are flightworthy and able to handle the rigors of real-world application.

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Heads Up Solutions

Many times the most complex and demanding aerospace manufacturing needs have limited runs. You don’t need a wholly reworked production line to make them real. With 3D additive manufacturing, you can address customized needs at a fraction of the cost and time.

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Mission Critical

Fabricate topologically-optimized parts with tight engineering specifications at will. We can help you eliminate unnecessary steps and costs of production like machining, lathe work, welding, and tooling without sacrificing product quality, and in many cases, improving it.

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Cleared for Takeoff

Aerospace engineering requires the coordination of very complex systems that are constantly changing and adapting to innovation. We can help you quickly solve design challenges before you commit to expensive and time-consuming tooling and production. Enable faster iteration, decision making, and respond to market changes with, prototypes, jigs, and flight-worthy parts that go from ideas to production with 3D.

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Green-Light Innovative Thinking Without Limits

Unleash the imagination of your designers and manufacturers with solutions that bring their ideas to life, free from the usual time or financial constraints. Shape the way cars are imagined, and produced, from scaled model to real world application.

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Create Big Impact in Small Production Runs

Simply and affordably produce low volume or one-off parts, tools, jigs, and fixtures without wasting valuable resources. With the latest advancements in 3D printed materials, you can produce customized parts for limited use or parts that eventually become street-ready customizations on the final vehicle.

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Simplify production to work smarter

Increase assembly line efficiency while reducing your investment in parts, processes, and materials. 3D printing solutions enable you to create meticulously engineered assembly aids, tools, and parts that are lighter, more ergonomically designed, and able to withstand demanding automotive environments. All without the extra milling, turning, and boring needed in other production models.

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Fast-Track Ideas Into Production

Go from the design studio to the factory floor in a fraction of the time it takes other development processes. Prototype, test, and produce all manner of tools, jigs, fixtures, and street-ready parts with unprecedented speed and efficiency. In many cases you can save months, possibly years, in putting the market in your rear view.

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Streamline From Innovation to Production

Never has the ability to blend aesthetics and function been so immediate. Let your designers produce any form they can imagine, in real space and time. Test and revise at will. It is innovation made real, as soon as you can make it happen.

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Make it Personal

Win customers by building products around individual consumer needs and wants. By keeping your design-to-production process lean, you can cost effectively design and create products for the qualities consumers demand.

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Simplicity is Smart Business

Get better results by removing steps and complexity from your workflow. By producing full-scale prototypes straight from CAD design, your design reviews go smoother with hands-on consumer insight that is more informed.

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Faster is Better

Go from design to prototyping in hours, not days. Blaze through product improvement with rapid prototype revisions. Reduce lead times and IP theft exposure by keeping everything in-house. Then get your tested and proven product into market before the competition knows what hit it.

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Innovating the Dental Industry

Radically reduce delivery times by extracting messy pouring, cutting, and trimming from your process. With 3D dental printing solutions you can completely digitize your process from scanning through restoration. Our solutions integrate with 3Shape, Exocad and Sirona to ensure predictable and reproducible results that provide perfect fit and occlusion.

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Rapid and Accurate Customization

Custom work is the hallmark of dental treatment. Create models with realistic gum texture and color, multiple tooth shades, and simulated nerve endings. With realistic models oral surgeons can better prepare for specific patient procedures, and patients can match tooth shades before final production. Clear Bio-compatible Material, medically approved for temporary in-mouth placement for products such as dental delivery trays.

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Do More With a Trusted Partner

Reliable printers, quality tech support, and long-term partnership with Stratasys are the keys to higher productivity. A partnership with Stratasys eliminates delivery bottlenecks by providing more precision, greater flexibility, and the ability to pursue more business opportunities.

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Faster Delivery in Fewer Steps

Deliver the best care with digital dentistry. No more wasted time, materials, or unnecessary storage. Even the smallest labs can now go straight from intraoral scan to in-house production of dental appliances, creating new models for more streamlined patient experiences. You can cut days off your delivery times and produce more accurate, comfortable, and effective care.

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fused Deposition Modeling manufactures prototypes, low-volume production pieces, and manufacturing aids for an expansive range of applications using engineering-grade thermoplastics. This 3D printing technology is commonly used in both prototype and production applications.

PolyJet

PolyJet is a high-resolution additive process capable of printing in multiple materials, colors, and varied shore A hardness. PolyJet is an excellent 3D printing service for presentation models, small prototypes, and master patterns.

Colleges & Universities

What does it take to attract the best students and staff in higher education? Offering cutting edge technology helps. Providing a mix of 3D printers allows students to gain critical academic experience, creates cross-departmental collaboration and even fosters student entrepreneurship. Solutions from Stratasys generate genuine excitement and problem-solving capabilities that can galvanize an entire campus.

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Grades 9-12

Career readiness and college prep go hand-in-hand. Exposure to 3D printing develops the problem-solving skills necessary to tackle the more challenging work still to come after graduation. Navigating the entire design cycle gives high school students a concrete example of the need for critical and analytical skills required for success.

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Grades K-8

Engagement is a proven predictor of student success. Give students hands-on, real-world projects and concepts leap off the page and into their hands. 3D printing inspires interest in STEAM subjects with a project-based strategic learning approach that really resonates.

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Research

The ultimate goal of every researcher is to advance their field of study. Research councils are looking to fund projects that span multiple disciplines. Creating prototypes to illustrate your findings in vivid detail with realistic 3D models leaves a lasting–and potentially valuable–impression. And that’s just one example of how 3D printing is advancing the field of research.

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Technical Schools

Over the next decade, experts predict a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing could lead to over 2 million unfilled jobs. Globally, manufacturers are counting on technical schools to develop programs that attract and retain talented students, and prepare them to work in advanced technology sectors that use knowledge far beyond what was required a generation ago.

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Facility Quality Review

How do you minimize product testing and inspection costs with end-to-end process control? Achieve operational excellence by partnering with our production quality management services to manage your production processes and ensure quality compliance across your 3D printing facilities.

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Health and Safety Review

How can you minimize 3D printing facility costs with an optimal mix of engineering controls and safety management systems? Our safety and environmental management services help you ensure compliance with the latest regulations while maintaining workforce efficiency. We provide peace-of-mind through EHS inspections and facility support services.

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Opportunity Assessment

Need help figuring out how 3D printing fits into your business? Stratasys Expert Services can help. We gain a clear understanding of your strategic imperatives and what external drivers are influencing you. We consider the global megatrends impacting your product portfolio and help you to conceptualize products and services that take advantage of the opportunities you've identified.

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Strategy Development

Which 3D printing technologies, materials and software are right for your business? Stratasys Expert Services helps uncover the true cost of 3D printing ownership and how to calculate ROI, then builds a robust business case for 3D printing adoption. Our strategic plans consider the most appropriate capital investment or outsourcing models and the technology development road map needed to launch a future 3D printed product to the market.

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3D Design Optimization

Do you fully understand the information required in a technical data package for 3D printing? For companies that are already using 3D printing or are just on the cusp of it, we offer expert part and tooling design services to help you exploit the design freedoms this constantly improving technology affords.

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Reimagine What’s Possible

3D printing solutions are about opening the minds of our engineers, educators, and medical professionals, creating limitless opportunity for our businesses and professions. Stratasys helps you innovate new products, solutions, and techniques through design freedom, iteration, and ingenuity.

One Size Rarely Fits All

In a world where personalization and customization are not just desired, but expected, 3D printing solutions facilitate both. Respond to the need of one market segment, one customer, or one patient. Design the best part or product to fit the need or the manufacturing process. No molding limitations, no machining restrictions, no assembly constraints. Just one solution made just right for your business.

Rely on Performance

3D printing solutions elevate the quality, standards, and integrity of products so your customers delight in a great experience. They streamline workflows, inspire collaboration, and support end-to-end solutions so your organization delivers results through the best experience. Outperform the competition, increase ROI and, most importantly, create ideas that will shape the world.

Be There Yesterday

As the speed of innovation seems to approach that of sound, 3D printing solutions enable faster design cycles, simpler supply chains, and more sustainable practices. Respond quickly to market changes, make informed and rapid decisions, and cut your product lead time from weeks to hours. 3D printing doesn’t just help you keep pace, it lets you defy the limits.

FDM Materials

FDM Technology uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes. For applications that demand tight tolerances, toughness and environmental stability - or specialized properties like electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST ratings - there's an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver.

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FDM Printers

3D printers that run on FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filaments.

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FDM On Demand

Empower innovation with manufacturing services and a team of experts from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

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PolyJet Materials

Stratasys PolyJet photopolymers simulate clear, flexible and rigid materials to help you 3D print parts that look and feel like your final product.

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PolyJet Printers

PolyJet 3D Printers jet layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray creating exceptional detail, surface smoothness and precision.

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PolyJet On Demand

Empower innovation with manufacturing services and a team of experts from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

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Composite Tooling

Forego the high cost and long lead times of traditional composite tooling for 3D printed tools instead. They’re lighter, easily tailored to the specific application and offer disruptive time and cost savings in comparison. For complex and hollow composite structures, 3D printed sacrificial tooling makes the job much easier with a user-friendly, washout process.

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Jigs and Fixtures

Cut production cycle times and get products to market sooner with faster, more agile tool creation. 3D printed jigs, fixtures and production tools are produced much more quickly, for lest cost and with less material waste than traditionally manufactured tools, regardless of complexity.

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Composite Tooling

Composite tooling doesn’t have to be costly, cumbersome and take months to fabricate. 3D printed composite tooling is a smart alternative for the competitive auto industry. It’s light, less costly and can be produced in hours. For hollow composite structures, 3D printed sacrificial tooling makes the job easy, producing seamless parts without the need for awkward, complex tools.

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Jigs and Fixtures

Cut production cycle times and get products to market sooner with faster, more agile tool creation. 3D printed jigs, fixtures and assembly aids are produced more quickly, for less cost and with easier customization compared with traditional tooling. Streamline productivity with lightweight, ergonomic, easily transported 3D printed tools.

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Injection Molding

Design validation for your 3D printed injection molded parts is no small matter when it comes to functional prototypes and low-volume manufacturing. Moldex3D is CAE software that allows for high-fidelity simulation of flow-front animation, mold temperature variation and distribution and stress concentration. Optimize the number of parts for printing by verifying the mold design before printing.

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Composite Tooling

Oreck uses 3D printed assembly fixtures to aid in the assembly of vacuum components, reducing their fixture production costs by up to 65%. Using standard CAD tools, the company is able to quickly design custom fixtures and bypass costly silicone or epoxy molds and urethane castings with inserts. The ability to quickly replace a damaged or worn fixture is another advantage to their in-house 3D printing capabilities.

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Composite Tooling

Acist Medical Systems is a medical-device company specializing in contrast injection system development for cardiology and radiology devices. The med device company uses FDM technology for fixtures, functional testing, industrial design and end-use parts. 3D printing benefits Acist by allowing for greater complexity, form and function in a single part, all within a quick turnaround window.

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Jigs and Fixtures

Medical device company, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI), product developers work closely with manufacturers to ensure their welding processes for specific tools are optimal. The ability to 3D print test fixtures gives them confidence everything will perform the way they should once the fixtures are used in a production environment. 3D printing these fixtures provides CSI with improved production quality and greater work-flow efficiencies.

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