MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2007--The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSYS), today announced its 3D printing systems will now be available through Digital China, China's largest IT products distributor and IT systems integrator. Digital China will make Dimension 3D printers available to end-users through its distribution network and its Experience Centers, Digital China's retail outlets.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Dimension to partner with a well-respected Chinese company serving China's vast retail market," said Jon Cobb, vice president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys. "Making our 3D printing systems available through Digital China increases the visibility of our product and makes purchases more convenient for those in China interested in bringing reliable, office friendly, high-quality 3D printing technology to their design centers. The durable models Dimension 3D printers produce meet the demands manufacturers have for desktop systems that can produce nearly finished parts."
The agreement with Digital China comes on the heels of Dimension's recent opening of offices in Tokyo, Japan, in January, and in Shanghai, China, in November of 2006. The Japan and China offices further expand Dimension's reach in Asia Pacific, a region that already includes offices and a network of Dimension partners in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
About Digital China
Digital China is an information technology services company dedicated to the advancement of digitization in China. According to IDC, Digital China is currently the largest IT products distributor and systems integrator in China. Digital China was spun off from Legend Group Limited and separately listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited on 1 June 2001. For more information regarding Digital China visit www.digitalchina.com.hk.
About The Dimension 3D Printing Group
The Dimension 3D Printing Group is a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn. Dimension 3D printers - which include the Elite, the Dimension 1200 Series and Dimension 768 Series - are networked, desktop modeling systems that provide CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) users a fast, office-friendly, low-cost alternative for building functional 3D prints. Dimension 3D printers build accurate models layer by layer using durable ABS plastic, allowing users to not only evaluate design concepts, but test 3D prints for functionality, form and fit. As the first large format desktop 3D printer that sells for less than $30,000, Dimension incorporates many key features found in modeling systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars more.
Forward Looking Statements
All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as "expects", "anticipates", "projects", "estimates" or "believes" or similar words are forward-looking statements that we deem to be covered by and to qualify for the safe harbor protection covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our belief that we have the largest part-building service is based on the number of dedicated machines. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these include the continued market acceptance and growth of our Dimension line, Prodigy Plus, FDM Maxum, FDM Vantage, and Titan product lines; the size of the 3D printing market; our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; our ability to maintain the growth rates experienced in this and preceding quarters; our ability to introduce and market new materials such as ABS-Plus and the market acceptance of this and other materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the timely development and acceptance of new products and materials; our ability to effectively and profitably market and distribute the Arcam product line; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the direct digital manufacturing capabilities of our core FDM technology; the success of our RedEyeRPM and other parts services; and the other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC Reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and our quarterly reports which will be filed on Form 10-Q throughout 2007.
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SOURCE: The Dimension 3D Printing Group