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Simulated Polypropylene Material targets PolyJet 3D Printers.

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April 17, 2014 - Suited for Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3, and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers, Endur simulated polypropylene features high impact resistance and elongation at break, maximizing part strength. With heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F, material offers maximum dimensional stability for its material class. Available in bright white, material works with range of form, fit, and assembly applications and prototyping of household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts, and lab equipment.

Stratasys, Inc.

14950 Martin Dr., Minneapolis, MN, 55344 2020, USA

Original Press Release

New Stratasys 3DPrinting Material Simulates Polypropylene

Press release date: April 7, 2014

Tough material for PolyJet 3D Printers is ideal for parts with flexible living hinges or snap fits

Minneapolis; Rehovot, Israel – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS ), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3 and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers.

As a durable and flexible addition to Stratasys' growing materials portfolio, Endur offers both high impact resistance and elongation at break, resulting in tough parts. The material also has a heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F / 54°C (HDT @ 0.45MPa per ASTM D-648-06) and has excellent dimensional stability for its material class.

These properties make the new material suitable for a wide range of form, fit and assembly applications, including:
•         Flexible living hinges
•         Moving parts
•         Assembled parts
•         Snap-fit parts such as those used for lids and packaging case applications.

In addition, Endur, which is available in bright white, features an excellent surface finish, for a smooth look and feel. This makes the material well-suited for prototyping household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts and lab equipment.

"Beta field trials showed high user satisfaction with Endur for models and prototypes of polypropylene parts," says Stratasys product director for materials and applications, Fred Fischer. "During Beta testing, customers testing Endur acknowledged its toughness and flexibility, and they believed the material would address future needs. Due to Endur's excellent simulated polypropylene properties, testing customers were able to address a variety of applications, including moving parts, snap-fit components and small cases and containers."

For more information, visit: Endur:
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® 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 subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1800 employees, holds over 550 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

Stratasys and Objet are registered trademarks, and Endur, Connex, Eden and PolyJet are trademarks of Stratasys Ltd and or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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• Asia Pacific +852 39448888

Stratasys Media Contacts:
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stratasys@bespoke.co.uk


Stratasys
Arita Mattsoff / Joe Hiemenz
Stratasys
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arita@stratasys.com
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Asia Pacific
Stratasys AP
Janice Lai /  Frances Chiu
Tel. +852 3944 8818
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Frances.Chiu@stratasys.com

Japan
Stratasys Japan
Aya Yoshizawa
Tel. +81 90 6473 1812
Aya.yoshizawa@stratasys.com

Korea
Stratasys Korea
Jihyun Lee
Tel. +82-2-2046-2287
jihyun.lee@Stratasys.com

Stratasys Mexico
Thibault Leroy
Tel. +52 1 (55) 4866-0800
thibault.leroy@stratasys.com

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