Issue No.4, 27 Apr 2015
Message from APJ General Manager
Dear valued customers,
2014 has been a fruitful year for Stratasys, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. We have extended our local reach in the Southern Asia & Pacific region with the opening of the new 3D Printing Experience Center in Singapore and announced the establishment of a new office in India. We have held our first ever “Stratasys Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum Series” in China, Japan and Korea in which over 3,000 visitors joined us for this exciting event to exchange insights in the latest 3D printing trends. We also launched a number of high-performance products and materials, offering customers with a wider scope of 3D printing solutions and applications with new capabilities.
As an industry leader, Stratasys is at the forefront of innovation to empower businesses and open up opportunities for companies in different industries and verticals. While we continue to update the market with the latest technological advancement, we are also dedicating a team of customer advocates and engineers to enhance our rapport with customers and answer to any uncertainty in 3D printing applications and solutions.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for spending time and giving us valuable opinion through the Customer Survey 2014. Results from the survey are of utmost importance to us as we review our offerings and continue to search for quality improvements. With our new customer advocacy team and resources in place, we are now more prepared to help you meet your needs and overcome business challenges promptly and effectively.
I am confident that 2015 is going to be another successful year, and we look forward to updating you on our exciting activities throughout the year.
General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan
Connect with Stratasys at 3D Printing Events
The best way to experience 3D printing – Join us and see 3D printers in action!
Stratasys constantly hosts and participates in local seminars and industry events, and we are sure that you will be amazed at the limitless possibilities through different tech talks and live demonstrations. Over the past few months, we have shared 3D printing applications and trends at a number of expos. Read below for some exciting snapshots and join us at our next event to see 3D printing in action!
March 2015, Shanghai – Stratasys APJ New GM Spoke at TCT + Personalize Asia
TCT + Personalize has been one of the most successful events dedicated to 3D printing and cutting-edge technologies in the UK, and Stratasys was delighted to join its first Asia edition held in Shanghai, China in March 2015. During the three days expo, we demonstrated different 3D printing products and applications, and held a number of seminars to share 3D best practices with over 1,000 visitors.
Adding to the excitement was a keynote session presented by our newly appointed General Manager, Omer Krieger. Omer illustrated how 3D printing would impact different industries with real and interesting customer stories such as BMW, Kobe University, and featured Genesis Systems to explain Direct Digital Manufacturing – an application that allows manufacturers to produce tools and final parts directly from CAD data while improving overall product quality and reducing cost.
March 2015, Seoul – Introducing Direct Digital Manufacturing at Intermold Korea 2015
While the China team was sharing insights on 3D printing applications in the technology arena, Stratasys Korea extended their reach to the annual Intermold event held in KINTEX Ilsan, Seoul in March, demonstrating 3D printing capabilities with the molding and manufacturing world. A series of tech talk was held by our application specialists, in which live demo was also conducted to provide visitors with real-time 3D printing experience.
We are also excited to have Daniel Thomsen, General Manager of Stratasys Korea, to provide both visitors and media with an in-depth presentation on Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) applications, its benefits and potential in the Korean market. Want to learn more about Digital Manufacturing and how DDM can help you reap major savings? Read our white paper to find out more.
January 2015, Singapore – Returning to Inside 3D Printing Conference as Premium Sponsor
After more than a year, we returned to the Inside 3D Printing Conference at Singapore in January 2015! Featuring our signature triple-jetting technology, the Stratasys booth attracted close to 500 visitors during the two-day event, and caught the attention of local media, including Channel NewsAsia. A series of live demo were also hosted by our application experts to provide visitors with hands-on 3D printing experience and best practice sharing.
Listen to what Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot (and former APJ General Manager), commented about how 3D printing had helped companies and product developers to expedite workflows and maximize business potential.
Since the establishment of our 3D Experience Center in Singapore in 2014, Stratasys has also strengthened our presence with a well-established channel partner network in the Southern Asia & Pacific region, providing local support service to cater to the needs of our customers. Contact us now to talk to our experts for more information about our products and solutions.
Want to learn more but missed these opportunities? Don’t worry, we will be at the following events and we look forward to talking with you in person!
||May 26 – 29
FDM Technology Helps Australian V8 Team Retain Its Title
Since its inception in 2003, Triple Eight Race Engineering has grown to become one of the largest and most successful motor racing teams in Australia, dominating the country’s premier motorsports and winning the V8 Supercars Championship six times. But to continue its winning momentum, the team had to continue to iterate their racing car designs so as to improve performance.
Triple Eight invested in Stratasys’ Dimension 3D printer in 2007, and has benefited from producing high-quality and functional prototypes of automotive components much faster and at 10% of its original cost since the team adopted the 3D printer.
Read more about Triple Eight’s story and be inspired now!
Chinese Packaging Company Dresses to Dazzle
Packaging is a product's heart and soul – and this is especially true in the cosmetics world. As the first publicly-listed local cosmetics company in China, Shanghai Jahwa United Co. Ltd strives to be a pioneer in the country’s booming cosmetics industry by focusing on R&D, so that they can launch new products to the market faster and with the most innovative designs.
To speed up go-to-market plan, Jahwa opted for an Objet Eden350V, mainly to create prototypes of glass or acrylic containers. Leveraging Stratasys’ PolyJet technology and using transparent material, the properties of the prototype were able to match the designers’ expectation in addition to saving over 75% prototyping time.
Jahwa’s management even found an additional benefit from using the 3D printer – the company was able to submit patent application by presenting 3D printed prototypes (versus completed final product), and this has lead to an increase in market share in the region.
Shining New Lights with PolyJet Technology in Japan
Whether you’ve heard of it or not, light-guide plates have been widely adopted in LCD backlights, automotive lamps and display guides etc. They are thin and transparent sheets of glass that help direct and divert light for illuminating devices. As a subcontractor, Japanese manufacturer Shimada Precision took orders from clients and produced customized light guide plates according to specific requirements.
Investing in Objet30 Pro enabled Shimada to 3D print functional prototypes in transparent material, creating accurate models that were crucial for design validation. Shimada has since transformed its business model, shifting away from “single-item production house” and maximizing its development capacity to become a complete product development solutions provider.
Today, Shimada has become a leading player in the optical plastic casting industry in Japan, offering accurate prototypes at minimal cost to customers whilst developing a range of new products with the help of Stratasys 3D printing solution. Read more about how Shimada expanded its business scope with the use of PolyJet 3D printing technology.
Introducing New Members to the Stratasys’ Product Portfolio
Bringing Enhanced Versatility, Speed and Unattended Run Time to the Stratasys 3D Printing Portfolio
We understand that factory owners and engineers need an additive manufacturing system that can take on all types of challenges – large and small. This is why we have upgraded our Objet1000 Plus Production System to combine large print sizes, multiple materials, accelerated print speeds, super fine resolution and a simplified workflow.
The Objet1000 Plus brings versatility to the world of large scale 3D printing in its ability to mix materials and part sizes while maintaining ultra-fine precision. Its extra-large build envelope (1000 x 800 x 500 mm or 39 x 31 x 19 inch) is efficiently traversed with a new optimized print block movement that accelerates print speeds up to 40 percent faster than its predecessor. This productivity boost alongside other refinements and simple post processing, results in reduced cost-per-part.
We have also designed the Xtend 500 Fortus Plus high-volume filament package for Fortus 3D Production Systems to cater to the increasing prototyping need of manufacturers and service bureaus. Designed for reliable and unattended high-volume use, each Xtend 500 box contains 500 cubic inches of FDM thermoplastic material, delivering more than five times the output of standard canisters, giving users the freedom of fewer material changeovers and thus further streamlining 3D production. When two material boxes are loaded into a Fortus 3D Production System, users can expect up to 400 hours of unattended run time and up to 1,000 cubic inches of material use.
Download the latest brochures to discover the capabilities of the new products now: