SolidWorks 3D Print Driver Enables Users to Expedite Parts Ordering and Fulfill Rapid Prototyping Needs
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2007--RedEye RPM, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS), today announced that users of SolidWorks 3D design software can download a print driver from the RedEye Web site that enables instant parts quoting through the software application.
After downloading and installing the SolidWorks 3D print driver free of charge from RedEye's Web site at www.RedEyeRPM.com, users can instantly obtain price quotes based on criteria including part quantity and material. Users interested in placing their order will then automatically be taken to the RedEye RPM Web site to complete the transaction.
"RedEye RPM's rapid prototyping services and associated SolidWorks 3D print driver have been extremely beneficial to our research and development business," said Michelle Simkulet, vice president of operations & manager of intellectual property for InterScience, Inc. "With all of our design work already in SolidWorks, the print driver provides a seamless transition to get an instant quote and have a test part in hand several days later. It has truly changed our mode of operation in early development stages."
Price quotes are provided via a secure Internet connection using only critical design file data points such as volume, surface area and coordinate values. Complete design files never leave the SolidWorks application until users place their order with RedEye RPM.
"Our new SolidWorks print driver gives companies in need of rapid prototyping services a fast and convenient way to get the parts they need quickly, right from the application," said Tim Thellin, RedEye product manager. "This will help manufacturers expedite prototype and part ordering requirements."
To download the SolidWorks 3D print driver, or for more information about RedEye RPM's rapid manufacturing services, go to www.RedEyeRPM.com.
RedEye RPM, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., is a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing facility. It utilizes high-end rapid prototyping equipment to build CAD designs using durable high-performance engineering materials. RedEye RPM provides automated, instant quoting and ordering around the clock, seven days a week. On the Web: www.RedEyeRPM.com
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures office-based rapid prototyping and manufacturing systems and 3D printers and offers rapid prototyping and manufacturing parts services. According to Wohlers Report 2007, Stratasys supplied 41 percent of all systems installed worldwide in 2006, making it the unit market leader, for the fifth consecutive year. Stratasys owns the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modeling (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, defense, automotive, medical, education, electronic, 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 www.Stratasys.com.
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