Stratasys Gets Its Mojo With New 3D Printer
Company unveils the market's lowest-priced professional-grade
There's Mojo in the making at Stratasys
(Nasdaq:SSYS) today, as the company announced its latest effort: the
Mojo 3D Printer, which comes in a complete system called a 3D Print
Mojo 3D Print Pack is the market's lowest-priced professional-grade
complete 3D printing system.
The Mojo 3D Printer from Stratasys is the industry's first professional-grade complete 3D printing system for under $10,000 USD. (Photo: Stratasys)
In this keynote
video, Stratasys Global Marketing VP Jon Cobb introduced the
revolutionary Mojo to an enthused audience at the company's
international reseller meeting.
Priced at $9,900, the Mojo 3D Print Pack is more than just the printer.
The package contains everything needed to produce models (including
material and a support-removal system). Like all 3D printers from
Stratasys, Mojo is a genuine, patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®)
system. In the U.S., Stratasys offers a leasing option with payments as
low as $185 per month.
New Modeling Technology Ensures Reliability
To produce a model, Mojo employs an innovative variation on traditional
FDM material extrusion. The ABS material spool and the print head are
integrated to a single package, called the QuickPack print engine. To
ensure optimal reliability, a fresh print head is part of each material
change. Material loading is similar to snapping in an inkjet cartridge
on a paper printer.
Industry's Easiest Operation in a Compact 3D Printer
A desktop 3D printer, Mojo measures only 25 inches wide and 21 inches
deep. It measures 18 inches in height (64 x 53 x 46 cm). As with a paper
printer, no training is needed to get it set up and running, and
settings are selected at the host computer, not the printer itself.
Modeling operations are easy with Mojo's preprocessing software, Print
Wizard, which helps users efficiently manage workflow. Support material
removal is also a simple process with the included WaveWash55. It is a
self-contained, hands-free cleaning system, and it requires no plumbing.
Fine Feature Detail
Delivering fine feature detail, Mojo has a layer resolution previously
available only in the Dimension Elite and the Fortus Production 3D
Professional Third-Party Evaluation
After evaluating an early beta-test unit, Todd Grimm, president of T. A.
Grimm & Associates, noted: "Stratasys, who arguably started the
revolution in 3D printing, is poised to shake up the market again with a
complete professional system that breaks the $10,000 mark. With its new
[3D printer], Stratasys is in a league of its own. It's
counter-intuitive to get a low-price product with high quality like
"The name Mojo implies magic, which is how some describe 3D printing
upon first witnessing it," says Stratasys VP of Global Marketing Jon
Cobb. "You can buy a less expensive 3D printer, but for the serious
designer or engineer, Mojo is the lowest-priced product that offers
professional-quality output, comes as a complete package system, and
uses industrial-grade thermoplastic material. I expect this will be of
interest not just to engineers and educators, but entrepreneurs and
independent designers as well."
Multimedia content and resources on the Mojo 3D Printer and 3D printing
For more information on Stratasys 3D printers please visit www.stratasys.com
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing
machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company
markets under the brands uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus
Production 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a
digital-manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts.
Stratasys manufactures 3D printers for Hewlett Packard, which it sells
under the brand Designjet3D. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker
Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys had a
41-percent market share in 2010, and has been the unit market leader for
the ninth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused
Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates
functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD
program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company
holds 300 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally.
Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive,
medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and
consumer-product industries. Online at: www.stratasys.com
FDM, WaveWash and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys
Fused Deposition Modeling, FDM Technology Mojo, Print Pack and
QuickPack are trademarks of Stratasys Inc.
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