Profile: Stratasys Ltd (SSYS.OQ)
31 Aug 2016
Stratasys Ltd., incorporated on March 3, 1998, is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for the creation of parts used in the processes of designing and manufacturing products and for the direct manufacture of end parts. The Company's solutions include products ranging from entry-level desktop 3D printers to systems for rapid prototyping (RP) and production systems for direct digital manufacturing (DDM). The Company also develops, manufactures and sells materials for use with its systems and provides related services offerings. The Company offers 3D printing consumable materials, which consists of over 10 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) cartridge-based materials, approximately 20 PolyJet cartridge-based materials, over five Smooth Curvature Printing (SCP) inkjet-based materials and approximately 160 non-color digital materials, and over 1,500 color variations, as well as over four SolidScape non-toxic thermoplastic modeling materials. The Company's services offerings include Stratasys Direct Manufacturing printed parts service, as well as its professional services.
The Company's products and services are used in different applications by customers in a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, consumer goods, medical processes and medical devices, education, dental, jewelry and others. The Company offers a range of systems, consumables and services for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The Company's product portfolio consists of over five series of AM systems and the consumables used in those systems. These series are the MakerBot desktop series, the Idea Series, the Design Series, the Production Series and the Dental Series. Collectively, the portfolio offers a range of performance options for its customers, depending on their desired application, as well as on the nature and size of the designs, prototypes or end-products they seek to produce.
The Company's Design Series includes the Dimension and Objet brands. The Dimension brand features its FDM technology and the Objet brand features its PolyJet technology. The technology available in this series makes it suited for various aspects of RP, from design visualization and communication to form and fit verification to model building for functional testing. This series also offers a range of products that provide customers with a range of choices of features, such as printing capacity, production speed and price. The dimension product line allows users to create parts in ABSplus plastic. The Company's Production Series includes its Fortus, Polyjet and SolidScape brands, all of which are used for DDM applications. 3D Production Systems driven by PolyJet technology work by jetting photopolymer materials in ultra-thin layers onto a build tray, layer by layer, until the part is complete. The Objet Studio software manages the process. Insight software provides control over build parameters. It also offers its SolidScape line of 3D printers for DDM applications. This line of products combines SCP thermoplastic ink-jetting technology and milling of each layer, with its graphical front-end ModelWorks software. The Company's MakerBot Replicator series represents its 3D desktop printers, compact and professional-grade 3D printers. The Company's desktop and compact printers are designed for desktop use and are used by individuals operating alone or within an enterprise. Its professional printer has a build volume ideal for industrial prototypes, models and products. In addition to the Replicator printer series, the Company's MakerBot portfolio includes the Digitzer, which is a 3D scanner that allows customers to scan an object and convert it into a digital file that can subsequently be printed.
The Company's Idea Series includes its lower capacity, affordable set of 3D printers for professional use. This series consists of the MoJo and uPrint product families, both of which are FDM-based. These products are designed for use in an office environment and produce professional grade parts using its acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) line of thermoplastics. The Company's Dental Series 3D printer runs on one of two technologies to build models, dental appliances and casting wax-ups in-house, directly from digital files. Its PolyJet technology enables the production of surgical guides, fitting models, veneer try-ins and orthodontic appliances from materials specially engineered for dental applications. Its wax-deposition-modeling (WDM) technology drives 3D printers that enable the production of crowns, bridges and partial dentures.
The Company competes with 3D Systems Corporation, EOS GmbH, XYZ Printing, Ultimaker, Tiertime and EnvisionTEC GmbH.
7665 Commerce Way
EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55344-2001