Issue No.2, 25 September 2014
Message from General Manager
Dear valued customers,
First half of 2014 has been a successful and fruitful half-year for Southern Asia & Pacific. Since the establishment of the Southern Asia & Pacific Office in Singapore in October 2013, business has expanded rapidly and the team has now moved to a more spacious facility located in Toa Payoh with a fully equipped 3D Printing Experience Centre
The newly established 3D Printing Experience Centre reflects our confidence in the Southern Asia & Pacific region. As a leading 3D printing industry player, Stratasys recognizes the importance of implementing a global strategy with local context. The Centre allows customers to see our innovative technologies in action and realise the value and advantages of 3D printing technology. We are committed to make 3D printing more accessible, thus empowering customers to revolutionise their product design and manufacturing processes.
I look forward to working with the Southern Asia & Pacific team to further strengthen the Company's leadership and growth by bringing new levels of innovation, customer experience and value to the marketplace
General Manager – Southern Asia & Pacific
Stratasys Singapore Pvt Ltd.
The First Stratasys Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum Series – A Great HIT!
Themed “Empower your Business with 3D Printing”, the series of Stratasys Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum was held in Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai in August 2014, attracting over 3,000 visitors from the Asia Pacific region to participate in this exciting event.
Stratasys Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum provided a platform for the 3D printing industry players and end-users to exchange insights in the latest 3D printing trends, applications and best practices. On-site live-demo sessions were featured for visitors to experience the versatility of Stratasys’ 3D printing technologies, thus illustrating that dreams and visions can be realized; and ultimately, enabling companies to gain competitive advantages and accelerate business growth.
Adding to the excitement are speaking sessions by prominent overseas speakers including Todd Grimm, President of T.A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. and Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer of Legacy Effects. As an industry expert, Mr. Grimm led the audience through a detailed view of the 3D printing trends in Asia Pacific; whilst Mr. Lopes shared his experience in leveraging 3D printing technologies to produce stunning models and visual effects for some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters such as Iron Man 1, 2 & 3, Avatar, Avengers 1 & 2 and many more. Read on to find out about the role of 3D printing in the RoboCop movie.
The User Forum closed with a lucky draw, with a lucky winner receiving the MakerBot® Replicator® Mini as the Grand Prize.
Missed our events? We sincerely hope that you can join us next time. Below, we have summarized the highlighted snapshots for you.
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Stratasys is committed to empowering your business for success. To allow better experience with the boundless creativity brought forth by Stratasys, we are excited to announce a special discount of up to 50% on selected 3D printing systems and material options.
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Trade in your old 3D printer for a brand new system at up to *25% discount!
Experience the power of the latest 3D printers from Stratasys by trading in your old Stratasys system. From desktop to production systems, we offer a wide range of professional 3D printers, catering to your different needs, be it concept modeling, form-fit-function testing or direct digital manufacturing.
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Enjoy 50% discount on the newly launched
ASA material option!
With improved mechanical strength and UV stability, ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) is an excellent all-purpose material that can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight. User-friendly and reliable, ASA is ideal for automotive parts, sporting goods and any outdoor functional prototypes.
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Toughen up with FDM® Nylon 12 at 50% discount!
FDM® Nylon 12 enables you to 3D print the toughest and strongest prototypes or end-use parts in a user-friendly Stratasys FDM technology environment. FDM® Nylon 12 is a technological breakthrough offering excellent fatigue resistance, highest elongation at break and exceptional tensile strength.
Ideal for applications such as repetitive snap fits and friction-fit inserts, FDM® Nylon 12 is the ultimate choice for advanced applications, available on the Fortus production systems.
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Stratasys 3D Printing and Legacy Effects Suit RoboCop
Using Stratasys’ high resolution Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, Legacy Effects produced every aspect of the iconic RoboCop suit – from helmet, to boots – as master mold patterns. These pieces were then molded and cast into other materials to create variants of the suit depending on the requirements of each scene, enabling the team at Legacy Effects to work much faster and more efficiently than it could in the days when it produced parts by hand.
According to Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer of Legacy Effects, RoboCop’s chest-armor piece was 3D printed at its actual size. The large build-tray and Stratasys’ PolyJetTM technology made it possible for the team to produce the chest-armor piece that comprises of police badge and various logos with intricate details and smooth surface in one print.
In addition to creating the Robocop suit, Legacy Effects was also involved in 3D printing both master molds and prototype parts for the ‘Exo-suit’ featured in the movie. These prototype pieces included fully-functional spring-operated fingers that were printed in a single build using multi-materials on Stratasys Objet Connex 3D printers.
Watch this exclusive interview with Jason Lopes as he elaborated on how the team leveraged Stratasys multi-material 3D printing technology to create the RoboCop suit.
Want to learn more? Visit our blog to read more related posts about the collaboration between Legacy Effects and Stratasys now!
Solution’s Corner: Custom Injection Molding with 3D Printed Tooling
A cost-effective method for prototyping and low-volume manufacturing
Injection molding (IM) – the process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity – is one of the world’s most common manufacturing processes. This process is used in production, whether in mass production or low volume manufacturing, to produce highly accurate and complex end-use parts such as automotive parts and electronic components. Furthermore, it is crucial to validate the design prior to mass production. 3D printing technology proves to be a cost-effective solution for both applications.
Traditionally, injection molds are made of steel or aluminum, which are both expensive and time-consuming, particularly for low volume manufacturing. Stratasys PolyJet™ 3D printed injection molds prove to be an option that saves both time and costs. 3D printed with Stratasys’ Digital ABS material, the parts are built in 30-micron layers with accuracy as high as 0.1mm, offering smooth surface finish and precise fitting into the IM machines for immediate small batch production
Another advantage with the 3D printed injection molds is the reduction of cost-of-error and the lead time required for design validation, helping manufacturers to accelerate the prototyping process. The molds can be produced within a few hours instead of days or even weeks when using traditional methods.
Japan-based manufacturing company Swany Company Ltd has incorporated a PolyJet™ Connex 3D printer into their plastic manufacturing and injection molding process; and subsequently reclaiming success by leveraging the technology to transform its business model.
Interested to learn more about how the injection molding application can be applied in your production process? Attend a webinar to find out more about PolyJet injection molding or learn from the Swany’s success story.
Customer Support: Annual Customer Survey Results are Released
Thanks to our customers’ participation in the 2013 Stratasys Customer Survey, we have received great feedbacks and valuable comments! The Customer Survey is very important to us as we are committed to offering the best solutions and services to you. Watch the video as our General Manager, Jonathan Jaglom explains the survey results: