Desktop-Sized 3D Printer outputs test-ready materials.

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Requiring 635 x 660 mm footprint, uPrint(TM) builds models with Stratasys ABSplus material, which is suited for testing form, fit, and function of models and prototypes, within 203 x 152 x 152 mm envelope. Printer leverages FDM Technology and also features soluble support removal system, allowing hands-free removal of model material. Networked solution is suited for use by designers, engineers, architects, and others working in CAD.



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Dimension 3D Printing Group Introduces the uPrint(TM) Personal 3D Printer



uPrint breaks price barrier with fully functional, desktop-sized 3D printer

FRANKFURT - 26th January 2009 - The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), today launched the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. uPrint (priced at Euros11,999) is available for purchase immediately through authorised resellers and joins Dimension's market-leading line of 3D Printers.

uPrint is designed for the desktop - requiring only a 635mm x 660mm footprint and featuring an 203mm x 152mm x 152mm build envelope. Using Dimension's proven FDM Technology, uPrint builds models with Stratasys ABSplus - a material on average 40% stronger than the company's standard ABS material, making it ideally suited for testing the form, fit and function of models and prototypes. uPrint also features a soluble support removal system, allowing for hands-free removal of the model support material.

As a personal 3D printer, uPrint makes 3D printing immediate and convenient through every design iteration. There's no waiting in queue for a shared printer and no waiting for models to arrive from an outside service.

"uPrint is an important advance for Dimension's product line, providing users with a networked, desktop-sized 3D printer capable of building durable, accurate models ready for testing," said Jon Cobb, vice-president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys. "uPrint will appeal to designers, engineers, architects, artists, teachers and others working in CAD. With uPrint, they can get an affordable, high-quality 3D modelling system that's available today."

For more information on Dimension 3D printers, visit www.dimensionprinting.com or call: +49 (0)69 420 9943 0

About The Dimension 3D Printing Group

The Dimension 3D Printing Group is a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Dimension 3D printers - which include uPrint, the Elite, the Dimension 1200es Series and the Dimension 768 Series - are networked, desktop modelling systems that provide CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) users with a fast, office-friendly, low-cost alternative for building functional 3D prints. Dimension 3D printers build accurate models layer by layer using durable ABS plastic, allowing users not only to evaluate design concepts, but also to test 3D prints for functionality, form and fit. With the first large format desktop 3D printer that sells for less than $30,000, Dimension incorporates many key features found in modelling systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars more.

Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing systems and 3D printers. It also offers rapid prototyping and manufacturing parts services. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader, for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys developed the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modelling (FDM). The process creates functional models and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program using ABS plastic, polycarbonate, PPSF, and blends. The company holds over 180 granted or pending rapid prototyping patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defence, automotive, medical, education, electronic, architecture and consumer product industries. The company's systems are also used for direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and rapid tooling applications. For more information on the company, go to Stratasys.com; DimensionPrinting.com; or www.RedEyeRPM.com.

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