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.
Rely on PerformanceBegin 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.
Speed to CareMedical 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.
Sky’s the LimitIf 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.
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.
Mission CriticalFabricate 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.
Cleared for TakeoffAerospace 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.
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.
Create Big Impact in Small Production RunsSimply 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.
Simplify production to work smarterIncrease 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.
Fast-Track Ideas Into ProductionGo 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.
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.
Faster is BetterGo 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.
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.
Rapid and Accurate CustomizationCustom 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.
Do More With a Trusted PartnerReliable 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.
Faster Delivery in Fewer StepsDeliver 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.
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.
PolyJetPolyJet 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reimagine What’s Possible3D 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 AllIn 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 Performance3D 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 YesterdayAs 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 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.
3D printers that run on FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filaments.
FDM On Demand
Empower innovation with manufacturing services and a team of experts from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
Stratasys PolyJet photopolymers simulate clear, flexible and rigid materials to help you 3D print parts that look and feel like your final product.
PolyJet 3D Printers jet layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray creating exceptional detail, surface smoothness and precision.
PolyJet On Demand
Empower innovation with manufacturing services and a team of experts from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
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.
Jigs, Fixtures & Manufacturing Aids
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read how 3D printing has become a valuable research tool for DeRisi Lab. Specialized instruments and microscope parts are both quicker and cheaper when they custom 3D print replacement parts.
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.