Overnight Build Promises Faster Design Validation, Improved
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2007--RedEye RPM (www.redeyerpm.com), a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS), raised the bar today in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry with the launch of Overnight Build next day shipment, the first in a series of new production services the company will introduce for product development engineers and managers.
"Product manufacturers are under constant pressure to bring better products to market faster," says product manager Tim Thellin. "Overnight Build will deliver the working prototypes they need to quickly adjust and validate designs and meet product release dates."
Overnight Build ships production-grade ABS plastic parts the day after an order is received and approved, serving as an extension of an organization's in-house prototyping capability or as a preferred partner for outsourced parts.
From RedEye's Web site, users can obtain an instant price quote for parts that qualify for Overnight Build based on criteria such as size, quantity, run time and geometry. Orders placed before 4 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will qualify for next day shipment. Initially, parts will be available in ABS white, with additional material options planned later in the year.
"Overnight Build is the first of several new value-added services we will introduce in coming months under the service banner RedEye Premium," says Thellin. "Our goal is to raise the bar in rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing with continued innovation both in materials, technologies and service."
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 production grade, thermoplastic materials. RedEye RPM provides automated, instant quoting and ordering around the clock, seven days a week. RedEye RPM is the largest installation of rapid prototyping and manufacturing equipment in the world. On the Web: www.RedEyeRPM.com
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures prototyping and direct digital manufacturing systems and 3D printers, and it offers prototype and part manufacturing 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 prototypes 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. On the Web: www.Stratasys.com.
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