First, Stratasys announced the introduction of 16 new materials across three additive manufacturing technologies – FDM, SAF and Origin® One. The new materials include the first Stratasys Validated materials for FDM 3D printers, several open, exploratory materials for the P3-based Origin One 3D printer that can be used with an Open Material License, and polypropylene material for the H350 3D printer powered by SAF technology.
Second, Stratasys introduced two new composite-ready 3D printers to the company’s F123 Series of printers - the F190CR and the F370CR. These new printers are designed for manufacturers and industrial machinists to supplement traditional fabrication technologies with high-strength composite 3D printing. In addition to the two new 3D printers, Stratasys also introduced FDM Nylon-CF10, a new composite material for the F123 Series printers that is over 60% stronger and nearly three times as stiff as its base nylon material.
Finally, the company announced the availability of GrabCAD Print for the Stratasys Origin One and Origin One Dental 3D printers. Part of the GrabCAD Additive Manufacturing Platform, GrabCAD Print software provides users with a streamlined 3D workflow for print build file preparation and post print analysis. Stratasys also introduced Origin One Local and an integration with ProAero.
These introductions reflect the growing momentum around the application of 3D printing for manufacturing. Just last week, the White House announced a new initiative called AM Forward to help suppliers of companies like Raytheon and Lockheed to invest more in additive manufacturing for production. After all, the shift to additive manufacturing at scale is about not just the largest global manufacturers but small and midsized companies too.
Stratasys is also doing its part to grow polymer additive manufacturing, with five leading 3D printing technologies, a broad and rapidly growing material ecosystem, and an open software platform to scale up, all applied to tailored solutions for customers.
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