April 28, 2009

Nine Finalists Announced in Dimension 3D Printing Extreme Redesign Contest

Three winners announced May 19; Video introducing finalists at http://tinyurl.com/Dimfinalists

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2009-- Dimension 3D printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), today announced the nine finalists in its fifth annual “Extreme Redesign” challenge.

Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge, is a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students. The nine finalists were selected from an international pool of entries by a panel of experts from within the design and engineering fields. Designs fall into one of three categories: High School, University, and Art and Architecture. The three first place category winners will receive $2,500

scholarships. The remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 scholarships.

A short Web video featuring the nine finalists, photos and design descriptions are now available at http://tinyurl.com/Dimfinalists

High School Category Finalists/Designs

  • Kenny Kenrick, Grand Haven H.S., Mich.: Cell Phone with Built-in Charger
  • Jordan Berger, New Paltz H.S., N.Y.: Alphabet Blocks
  • Chris Hatcher, Edgewater H.S., Orlando, Fla.: Laptop Cooling Fan

University Category Finalists/Designs

  • Cory Behm / Matt Po, Nat’l Inst. of the Deaf, Rochester Inst. of Technology, N.Y.: PDA/Cell Pone Notification System
  • Justin Yeung & Serena Mahabir, Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario: Lotion Dispenser
  • Christopher Triska and Alexander Soloviev, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: Light Switch Cover

Art and Architecture Category Finalists/Designs

  • Daniel Abolafia, Bergen County Academies, Hillsdale, N.J.: Impossible Triangle
  • Michael Schmelzel, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.: Warrior Tailgating Pancake Mold
  • John White, Metro Technology Centers, Oklahoma City, Okla.: Flower Faucet

Winners Announcement

The three winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19 at www.dimensionprinting.com. Web videos profiling the three winning students and their designs will accompany the announcement.

“This year’s nine finalists showcase the kind of skill and ingenuity we hoped to encourage when we first launched the contest,” said Jon Cobb, Stratasys vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas. “We want to thank all of the students who entered the challenge. Their enthusiastic participation has made the fifth annual competition a compelling event to follow as we approach the final round.”

Dimension is a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys that offers CAD (computer-aided-design) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit.

Online at: www.dimensionprinting.com

Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM®. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 250 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com

Dimension, FDM, and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Source: Stratasys, Inc.

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