SINGAPORE — Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary ofStratasys 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.
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 inABS-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.
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," saysRon 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.
About Stratasys Ltd.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot,Israel, is 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 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 or http://blog.stratasys.com
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