Stratasys Shapes What’s Next in Manufacturing at the Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum Series

Unveils manufacturing technology development direction illustrating future capabilities for bigger and stronger parts in higher quality here

Annual Series of full-day conference at five locations across Asia will feature innovators, leading advocates and experienced users on latest trends, 3D ecosystem and applications

 Event agenda and registration can be found on http://3dprintingforumasia.com/

HONG KONGSEP 1 – Stratasys Asia Pacific, subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced the host of its annual Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum Series across five locations (Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan) in September, unveiling manufacturing technology development direction illustrating future capabilities that address manufacturers’ needs to rapidly produce bigger and stronger parts in higher quality. The series of events will also feature innovators, leading advocates and experienced users from key industries, including automotive, machineries, medical, education and electronics etc.

First started in 2014, the annual forum has offered a platform for over 3,000 users, advocates and enthusiasts in Asia to exchange insights on the transformation within the 3D printing industry and its multiple impacts towards the design, engineering and manufacturing processes. Themed “Exploring New Design & Manufacturing Solutions”, the 2016 series will bring the latest 3D printing solutions to participants, including advanced additive manufacturing technology demonstrators, desktop and production systems, materials, software and community etc. Specific application seminars, technical hands-on workshops and user case sharing sessions will also be conducted at the event. The full agenda can be found on http://3dprintingforumasia.com/

The Stratasys Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators Break Barriers in Part Performance and Production Efficiency

Announced earlier as part of Stratasys’ SHAPING WHAT’S NEXTTM vision for manufacturing, the two 3D Demonstrators, Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite, are built on Stratasys’ industrial FDM® 3D printing expertise, addressing the needs of customers’ most challenging applications, such as rapidly producing strong parts ranging from automobile armrest to an entire aircraft interior panel.

  • Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator features a revolutionary approach to FDM extrusion that increases throughput and repeatability, turning the traditional 3D printer concept on its side to print on a vertical plane for practically unlimited part size in the build direction.
  • Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator combines Stratasys Advanced Extrusion Technologies with Siemens’ Motion Control Hardware and PLM Software, enabling precise, directional material placement for strength while reducing dramatically the need for speed-hindering support strategies through an 8-axis motion system for automated composite, lightweight part production.

“The design and manufacturing landscape has undergone radical change with the growing adoption of additive manufacturing technology. Many of our users are moving beyond rapid prototyping and integrating its various solutions to digitize their manufacturing workflows; building stronger, higher quality parts in a smarter way,” said Omer Krieger, President of Stratasys AP. “Through unveiling our manufacturing development direction, we gain an opportunity to learn from our customers and ensure their requirements are addressed, henceforth giving our customers the opportunity to incorporate our future capabilities on their strategic development plans.”

Highlighted sessions include:

  • Richard Hague, Professor of Innovative Manufacturing, University of Nottingham, speaking about Where 3D Printing is Heading to in Manufacturing
  • Grant Thomas-Lepore, Software Products & Strategy, GrabCAD, speaking about How GrabCAD Fits in the 3D Printing Ecosystem
  • Omer Krieger, President of Stratasys AP, speaking about Stratasys’ Role in Product Development in the Next 5 Years

Other speakers include Stratasys’ automotive solutions director, education research director, application specialists and regional technical specialists. Stratasys’ suite of professional 3D systems and MakerBot desktop 3D printers will be showcased at each venue:

Location

Date

Venue

Shenzhen, China

Sept 2

Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen

Tokyo, Japan

Sept 6

JR Tower, Tokyo

Shanghai, China

Sept 7

Marriott Shanghai

Seoul, Korea

Sept 9

COEX, Korea

Taipei, Taiwan

Sept 20

Taipei Aurora Plaza

Taipei, Taiwan

Sept 22

Chang Yung-Fa’s Foundation International Convention Center

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For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs.  With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys' beliefs regarding the benefits customers will experience from the Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators, Stratasys' expectation on the timing of availability of the technology covered by the Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators, the rate of adoption of the manufacturing processes contemplated by the Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators within the aerospace, automotive, transportation, oil & gas, medical and other industries, and any other statements relating to Stratasys' future 3D technology and products, 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 customers will not perceive the benefits of the Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators to be the same as Stratasys does; the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the deployment of the technology covered by the Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators; 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 21, 2016. 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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