Stratasys Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Improve Performance of Additively Manufactured Production Parts
Collaboration with Dassault Systèmes' SIMULIA to enable final part
designs that are optimized for weight and strength for aerospace and
New GrabCAD Print Add-In for Dassault Systèmes' SOLIDWORKS allows
users to estimate and print parts without leaving the SOLIDWORKS
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
SOLIDWORKS World 2017 - Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing
solutions company, today announced that it is partnering with Dassault
Systèmes to provide next generation design tools that improve the
functionality, efficiency and weight ratio of additively manufactured
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The weight of this Stratasys 3D printed circuit box for space applications was reduced by 30% using SIMULIA design optimization (Photo: Business Wire)
The companies have collaborated on design and simulation capabilities
for Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform which support Stratasys'
FDM® 3D printers and materials. These new industry leading capabilities
Design optimization for lighter weight parts - 3D printed in a
fused deposition modeling process (FDM), using less material than a
traditional manufacturing technology to achieve the same performance.
Weight savings increase efficiency and reduce cost beyond what is
possible with traditional manufacturing processes.
Strength and fatigue analysis that gives the confidence to
expand applications for load-bearing 3D printed FDM parts and provide
the tools needed to support part qualification.
Print process simulation providing further insights into the
residual stresses and performance of the 3D printed FDM part.
"For additive manufacturing to reach its true potential, engineers need
tools that will allow them to harness the virtually limitless geometric
freedom that it provides. By fully simulating the unique characteristics
of the FDM process, we're able to bring unprecedented accuracy and speed
to the design and validation process," said Scott Berkey, CEO, SIMULIA,
Dassault Systèmes. "We're pleased to be partnering with Stratasys to
bring these critical capabilities to customers."
A joint webinar
entitled ‘Simulation-Driven Design and 3D Printing with Dassault
Systèmes and Stratasys' will be hosted live on Thursday, February 16,
2017 and will provide further details on the collaboration and early
"Stratasys shares Dassault Systèmes' vision for a fully integrated,
end-to-end design to additive manufacturing solution. This partnership
brings Stratasys one step closer to that vision with high performance
simulation tools that accurately represent the fused deposition model
process," said Jon Stevenson, Senior VP Global Software, Stratasys. "We
believe the solution's predictive capabilities and efficient workflow
will significantly expand the range of parts that can be confidently
produced with Stratasys FDM-based 3D printing solutions. These are
already being used to create production parts by companies like United
Launch Alliance, Opel, Volvo Trucks and Daihatsu."
A long-time member of the SOLIDWORKS Partner Program, Stratasys is also
announcing a GrabCAD Print Add In for SOLIDWORKS. It enables the user to
estimate and print parts without leaving the SOLIDWORKS environment,
making 3D printing on Stratasys systems accessible to the entire
community of SOLIDWORKS design and engineering professionals. Functions
include material selection, slice height selection, part orientation,
automatic layout, and more.
The announcements are made at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 being held in Los
Angeles, February 5 - 8. Conference attendees will have the opportunity
to learn more about these capabilities in Stratasys' booth #701 in the
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd.
(NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D
printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company
empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling
new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions
provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing
flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs,
while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries
include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D
printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing
materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic
consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD
communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs.
With more than 2,700 employees and 1,200 granted or pending additive
manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology
and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com
and follow us on LinkedIn.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in
this press release relating to Stratasys' expectations of the benefits
that it will receive from its partnership with Dassault Systèmes'
SIMULIA and Stratasys' expectations of the benefits that users will gain
by using the Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, are
forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations
and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current
information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt
change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys'
business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or
implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that the
benefits that Stratasys expects from the partnership will not
materialize, or could be less, than Stratasys currently expects, due to
technical or other unforeseen reasons; and other risk factors more fully
explained under the caption "Risk Factors" in Stratasys' most recent
Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) on March 21, 2016. Stratasys is under no obligation
(and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules
and regulations of the SEC.
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