MERRIMACK, NH (June 5, 2017) — Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for creating jewelry wax patterns, and a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, unveiled today the new S300 series designed to make high end custom jewelry production processes more efficient for jewelry manufacturers, service bureaus and investment casting companies.
The Solidscape expanded portfolio built for the jewelry industry includes the S350 and S370 high precision 3D printers, new castable material, Midas™, and new dissolvable support Melt™-J.
“The growing global demand for high end custom jewelry we see, requires professional tools that can produce any design without limits,” said Fabio Esposito, Solidscape President. “The new S300 Series printers and materials offer jewelers unique 3D printing accuracy, precision and reliability.”
Jewelry manufacturers, service bureaus and casting companies can create highly accurate, directly castable wax models with complex geometries and smooth surface finish. The S350 and S370’s re-engineered material delivery system, temperature control system and tank level measurement with 100 percent increase in capacity contribute to the overall reliability. Both printers continue to utilize Solidscape’s Smooth Curvature Printing (SCP®) technology that combines precision drop-on-demand jetting with meticulous milling to deliver the industry’s highest accuracy, unmatched at 6um resolution, and smooth surface finish.
The new castable material, Midas, provides a clean burnout with no thermal expansion and is the preferred choice for all metal casting, including platinum as well as room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) molding applications. Melt-J, the non-toxic, hand-free dissolvable support eliminates the need to create or remove support structures, improving manufacturing efficiency and enabling faster delivery to the customer. The new generation materials have been designed to be seamlessly integrated into existing manufacturing and casting processes, avoiding the need for special burn-out schedules or equipment.
“For every profession out there, having the right tools is extremely important,” explains Hagop Matossian of Bostonian Jewelers and Manufacturers. “Solidscape machines are worth their weight in gold.”
With more than 20 years as the leader in high precision 3D printers and 3D printer materials for jewelers, the new S300 series will elevate jewelers and casting companies by creating complex wax patterns flawlessly and more efficiently.
Solidscape is announcing and demonstrating the S300 series and latest materials at the at JCK Las Vegas show June 5-8, 2017, booth B65079, with immediate availability.
Solidscape®, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), is the leader in high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications. Over the years, Solidscape has set the bar for the highest standards in surface finish, accuracy and material castability, enabling customers to create intricate wax patterns for investment casting in any metal or for creating silicon or metal molds. Solidscape printers are marketed through a global network of distribution partners, and are used for casting fine jewelry, turbine blades, medical, orthopedics, consumer goods, electronics, toys and many other high precision products. Learn more at http://www.solidscape.com/.
For nearly 30 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the S300 Series High Precision 3D Printers and materials], are forward-looking statements reflecting management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys’ business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of the S300 Series High Precision 3D Printers and materials to be the same as Stratasys does; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys’ most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 9, 2017. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.