Stratasys Announces New High-Volume FDM Material Box and Large Scale Objet1000 Plus 3D Production System
- Xtend 500 Fortus Plus delivers more than five times the output of standard canisters
- Objet1000 Plus combines large prints, multi-materials, high speed, high resolution and simple operation simultaneously
SINGAPORE – April 14, 2015 –Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced the introduction of the new Xtend 500 Fortus Plus, a high-volume filament package for Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys also launched the industrial scale Objet1000 Plus 3D Production System which offers extra-large print size and accelerated speeds for demanding manufacturing applications including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and consumer products as well as for service bureaus and universities.
Xtend 500 Fortus Plus is a new high- volume material box for Fortus 3D Production Systems, offering five times the output of standard canisters.
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. 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.
Xtend 500 gives users the freedom of fewer material changeovers, resulting in streamlined 3D production. By implementing Xtend 500, manufacturers with prototyping needs and service bureaus producing large parts will benefit from reduced material changeovers, as well as logistical savings in shipping and storage. Xtend 500 is available in ABS-M30 (ivory and black) and PC and their respective support materials for the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System.
Owners of Fortus 360mc, 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems can also take advantage of Xtend 500 with a Fortus Plus system upgrade. Most system owners will benefit from streamlined logistics when they share material stock across systems.
Stratasys also announced the launch of the industrial scale Objet1000 Plus. The new PolyJet 3D Production System 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.
The Objet1000 Plus 3D Production System delivers up to 40 percent faster printing speeds than its predecessor and provides lower cost-per-part.
Users can choose from more than 100 Stratasys materials including the polypropylene-like Endur. The Objet1000 Plus can produce tough parts with smooth surface finishes in high-speed mode while taking advantage of the new Endur Digital Materials which combine two resins in a single material for a wider range of material properties.
“Today’s designers and engineers at manufacturing companies and service bureaus need an additive manufacturing system that can take on all challenges – large and small. We believe that’s the big advantage of the Objet1000 Plus Production System. It is the first of its kind to combine large print sizes, multiple materials, accelerated print speeds, super fine resolution and a simplified workflow. If you need to create industrial 1:1 scale prototypes, large ergonomic production tools or low volumes of small parts – all with the superior surface finish and fine details engineers expect from Stratasys 3D printing – the Objet1000 Plus is the best choice,” says Ron Ellenbogen, Stratasys Product Marketing Director.
For more information about Xtend 500, the Fortus Plus upgrade and the Objet1000 Plus, contact a reseller or visit the Stratasys website. Images are available by visiting the Stratasys newsroom.
. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patentedFDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiary includes MakerBot and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 2,800 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com
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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the Xtend 500, Fortus Plus and the Objet1000 Plus system. Stratasys’ expectation on the timing of shipping the Xtend 500, Fortus Plus and the Objet1000 Plus system are forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys' business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of the Xtend 500, Fortus Plus and the Objet1000 Plus system to be the same as Stratasys does; the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the shipping of the Xtend 500, Fortus Plus and the Objet1000 Plus system; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2015. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.
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