Stratasys eyes the new market of “Additive Manufacturing 2.0”
28 April, 2021
As additive manufacturing at higher volumes gains momentum in the industry, Stratasys reposition itself as production solutions provider for end-use parts
Above: Stratasys H350 3D printer is designed for the production of thousands of parts
Stratasys introduced three new 3D printers for additive manufacturing of end-use parts in low-to-mid-volume production applications underserved by traditional mass-production methods. “We are accelerating into the Additive Manufacturing 2.0 era,” said Stratasys CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif. “The disruptions we are seeing today on both the supply and demand side of global supply chains are a clear sign that the status quo isn’t working.
“Additive manufacturing gives companies the total flexibility to decide when, where, and how to produce parts.” Last year, Stratasys accrued more than 25% of its revenue from manufacturing-related applications. Stratasys estimates that its manufacturing revenue growth will outpace other segments, growing at an annual rate of over 20% starting in 2022.
Stratasys Origin One 3D printer uses proprietary P3 technology. It cures liquid photopolymer resin with light and capable of printing thousands of parts reaching details less than 50 microns in size with high-accuracy materials. TE Connectivity is using this printer. Internal Stratasys estimates suggest a $3.7 billion market opportunity by 2025 for the production-oriented segments suited to the Origin One, including automotive, consumer goods, medical, dental, and tooling applications. Stratasys plans to begin taking orders for the printer beginning in May 2021.
Stratasys also introduced the H350 3D printer, the first 3D printer in Stratasys’ new H Series Production Platform that delivers production-level throughput for end-use parts. The H350 printer has been in beta testing since early 2021 with service bureaus and contract manufacturers in Europe, Israel, and the United States, including Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, which is now selling parts on demand using the system. Applications include end-use parts such as connectors, cable holders and electronics housings.
The third new system, the F770 3D printer, builds on Stratasys’ FDM technology. Aimed for big industrial-grade parts, this newest printer features the longest fully heated build chamber on the market and a generous build volume of over 13 cubic feet (372 liters). The new system, priced under $100,000, is designed for prototyping, jigs and fixtures, and tooling applications requiring standard thermoplastics.
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