Issue No.3, 18 Dec 2014
Introducing 11 New High-Performance 3D Printing Products!
Enhancing the Competitive Edge of Design and Manufacturing Companies
In November, Stratasys launched an unprecedented 11 high-performance 3D printers and materials. The scope and breadth of new capabilities being introduced will enable Stratasys customers to improve their competitiveness and deliver high-end prototypes and manufactured parts with greater ease, speed and efficiency.
Capabilities being introduced include:
- Unique triple-jetting technology now available cross-platform – the Objet260 Connex 1, 2 and 3 series is a compact and office friendly platform, while the Objet350 Connex 1, 2 and 3 series deliver the same capabilities with larger build sizes. These new systems provide companies with varying application and budget requirements access to a large variety of material combinations including flexible, rigid and color in a single part from the convenience of compact, office-compatible 3D printers to industrial-scale systems.
- Up to 20 percent faster FDM production system times – the two new Fortus 3D Production Systems, Fortus 450mc and Fortus 380mc are ideal for companies looking for efficiency and ease of use when delivering complex prototypes, production aids or final manufactured items or parts.
- For the first time, customers can create 3D tools for food processing and perform steam sterilization of medical devices. Aerospace and automotive customers can now benefit from enhanced speed, toughness and chemical resistance, with the new advanced ULTEM® 1010 FDM material capabilities.
- Unmatched material versatility – customers now have an unprecedented 12 3D printing materials at the desktop level with the compact Objet30 Prime, providing consumer goods, electronics, medical-device and other industries with greater freedom to test design concepts to advanced working prototypes and parts.
- Faster, more productive hands-free operation with the introduction of soluble support for the Objet Eden260VS – ideal for companies looking to deliver high-volume, high-output prototyping without compromise on finish or detail.
Learn about the recently launched 11 new products and find out how Stratasys’ unparalleled technologies and diverse capabilities can help expand your business.
Message from General Manager
Dear valued customers,
2014 has been a busy year for Stratasys. From acquiring two of the largest service bureaus in the U.S. and the GrabCAD online community, to launching 11 high-performance 3D printers and materials in November, we have been working to expand our applications and offerings, in order to provide a more comprehensive, end-to-end 3D printing solution to you.
Some of our key achievements in 2014 include:
- Launching the world’s first multi-color multi-material 3D printer – Objet500 Connex3
- Acquiring the two largest US-based service bureaus – Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies
- Official opening of the Southern Asia & Pacific regional office in Singapore
- Establishing the 3D Printing Experience Centre in Singapore
Apart from all these activities, we are also proud to announce that Stratasys has sold over 100,000 3D printing systems worldwide as of November 2014. Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan is now one of the fastest growing business units within the Stratasys family and this is indeed an important milestone for us.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and partners, for your continuous support over the past decades. We are excited to contribute to the advancement and growth of 3D printing applications in Asia Pacific, and we look forward to helping more companies reap the benefits from this game-changing technology.
To continuously enhance our products and service quality to meet our customers’ high expectations; we have launched the 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey, hoping to obtain valuable feedback from you to help us serve you even better in the future. The customer survey has already been sent to all the Stratasys customers, and we sincerely invite you to take the time to share your thoughts and insights with us.
Thank you again for your dedication and support. We wish you a successful year ahead!
General Manager – Southern Asia & Pacific
Dare ∙ Explore ∙ Embrace ∙ 3D Printing
TEDx Hong Kong 2014 with the theme – GREEEN, was held at the Hong Kong Science Park on 15 November, 2014. Jonathan Jaglom – Stratasys APJ General Manager, was one of the speakers at this very dynamic and thought-provoking event.
Jonathan spoke about change under the theme of “Dare ∙ Explore ∙ Embrace ∙ 3D Printing”. This inspiring speech will be available shortly, stay tuned!
On site, Stratasys uPrint SE showcased high quality 3D printing in action. Visitors to the booth could see and touch 3D printed models, and take fun-filled photos to share with friends. They also got a chance to win 3D printed souvenirs!
3D Printing – the Ingredient for Success
Australian Household Brand Breville Revolutionizes R&D process with PolyJet™ technology
Started with a toasted sandwich maker, the Breville brand is synonymous with small kitchen appliances throughout the world. The Australian company now offers a broad range of culinary appliances such as food processors, mixers, kettles, toasters and coffee machines.
While the Breville design team creates dozens of small appliances yearly, they were looking for tools that could help them accelerate prototype production and design verification process. Rounds of market research brought Breville to Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology and in no time, an Objet Eden260V was installed in the company’s lab.
Since the adoption of in-house 3D printing systems, Breville realized massive reduction in prototyping cost and time. What usually took at least a week or two now takes only a couple of hours, and the team even gained additional and unanticipated benefits from adopting the PolyJet 3D printers.
Read the full success story of the Breville brand, and be inspired by how 3D printing can help you accelerate your business growth now!
Winners of 2014 Southern Asia & Pacific “3D Print Your Design for FREE” Competition
Their Own Designs were 3D Printed and Presented as Awards!
Stratasys is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 “3D Print Your Design for FREE” competition held in the Southern Asia and Pacific (SA&P) region.
The competition was held in November 2014. Participants were invited to submit drawings or screenshots of their 3D CAD designs online. We received more than 300! Our panel of judges had a hard time determining the winners and our application team was excited to 3D print the designs, turning ideas into reality!
The wait is over. Here are our winners:
Featuring the framework of the Sydney Opera House, Australian designer Greg Khoo experimented with the fundamental concrete shell structures of the city’s landmark and reinterpreted it through bio mimicry methodology, giving the design geometrical simplicity yet complex architectural paths. Leveraging Stratasys’ Fortus 450mc 3D printing system and ASA thermoplastics, the design is translated accurately from 3D CAD into physical model, detailing the Opera House force paths and giving a retro digitization touch to the model.
While Greg made use of 3D printing in realizing architectural models, Artist Scott Selkirk, on the other hand, has gone on a more artistic approach. Trying to capture the essence of a woman’s hair and spell out the abstract idea of flow, Scott previously created his sculpture “Hannah” with clay. However, the wooden or clay sculptures were not in its ideal form. Neither could it be made in actual size due to high cost and the extensive use of resources like labour and materials. Joining this competition has given Scott an opportunity to transform his design into reality through Stratasys’ FDM 3D printing technology. “Hannah” was 3D printed in 13 hours using Stratasys’ latest Fortus 3D printers and minimizing time and resources.
We hope that this competition has ignited the imagination of not just the designers and engineers, but also from individuals from all walks of life to explore the limitless possibilities of 3D printing. Thank you once again to all our participants and we look forward to receiving more creative designs in the next round of competition!
Message from Jonathan Jaglom
Dear Valued Customer,
I am pleased to inform you that we have had another record year in Asia Pacific in 2014. Many of you are newly joined members of the Stratasys Family and I welcome you onboard. We are fully committed to serving you to the best of our abilities. This year, we have expanded our Customer Facing Teams, opened up new offices and placed more resources than ever before so as to meet your needs. We view your satisfaction as our ultimate goal, and are committed to ensuring that our Partnership remains solid.
In 2015 we will further expand our operations in Asia Pacific and set the service standards even higher for all activities that are Customer Facing. We are planning some significant changes to our organizational structure and you will feel an even stronger support from the Stratasys Team consequent to those changes.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.
General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan
3D Printing Turns Your Love Story Into Art!
Translate your love story into a 3-dimensional object!
Brazilian architect and artist Estudio Guto Requena combined emotions and Stratasys 3D printing technology to produce unique decorative everyday objects such as bowls, vases and plates.
Requena invited participants to share stories about their lovers, families or friends, and tracked the participants’ heart rate, brain activity and voice waves while they were storytelling. The collected data of each story is then input into a software program which based on it creates a 3D printing STL file – a graphical representation in structural form, of the love story told by the participant. The structure is then 3D printed into an everyday object, such as a fruit bowl, lampshade or a plate; each in addition to a beautiful design also bears personal memories and emotions.
The STL files are created by combining the measurements of brainwaves, voice waves, and heartbeat.
Watch the video about this Love Project, or read more about how 3D printing can visualize your feelings and emotions.