Stratasys

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Company profile

 

Website: http://www.stratasys.com/

Headquarter: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Revenues (2017): 668.4 Million $

Operating loss (2017): 30.5 Million $

Employees (2017): 2.266

 

Stratasys Ltd. provides 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions for individuals, small and large businesses, and enterprises. Its 3D printing systems utilize its fused deposition modeling (FDM) and inkjet-based PolyJet technologies to enable the production of prototypes, tools used for production and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. The company’s products and services are primarily used in automotive, aerospace, medical, dental, jewelry, and education markets. Stratasys Ltd. sells its products through a network of resellers and independent sales agents worldwide. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.[1]

The company offers entry-level desktop 3D printers to systems for rapid prototyping, and production systems for direct digital manufacturing. It also provides 3D printing consumable materials, including FDM cartridge-based materials, PolyJet cartridge-based materials, non-color digital materials, and color variations; and downloadable and cloud-based professional 3D printing workflow software, as well as suites of software with various 3D printing systems.

In addition, the company offers customer support, basic warranty, and extended support programs; leases or rents 3D printers and 3D production systems; produces prototypes and end-use parts for customers from a customer-provided CAD file; and provides plastic and metal parts for rapid prototyping and production processes, as well as related professional services. Further, it operates Thingiverse, an online community for sharing downloadable, digital 3D designs; and GrabCAD Community, a resource of CAD models for mechanical engineers and designers.[2]

Market and Financial outlook

The company’s products and services are primarily used in automotive, aerospace, medical, dental, jewelry, and education markets. Stratasys Ltd. sells its products through a network of resellers and independent sales agents worldwide.

Stratasys consolidated revenues result primarily from sales of own products, which include both Additive Manufacturing systems and related consumable materials, provision of related services and direct manufacturing service. Stratasys generates revenues and deliver services principally through the following channels:

  • sales to resellers, who purchase and resell our products and who provide support services for printing systems;
  • sales of systems that are marketed by independent sales agents, pursuant to which we sell directly to end-users, pay commissions to such agents, and directly handle the sale of consumables and provision of support services; and
  • sales of systems (and all related products and services) as well as direct manufacturing solutions service that we effect and/or provide to customers directly.

The table below shows Stratasys’s net sales starting from 2013:

Product revenues are influenced by a number of factors, including, among other things, the adoption rate of Stratasys’s products, end-user product design application and manufacturing activity, the capital expenditure budgets of end-users and potential end-users. All of which may be significantly influenced by macroeconomic factors. Product revenues are also impacted by the mix of 3D printers that we sell. Purchases of Stratasys’s 3D printing and production systems, especially our higher-end, higher-priced systems, typically involve longer sales cycles. Product revenues also depend upon the volume of consumables that they sell. Sales of consumable materials are linked to the number of AM systems that are installed and active worldwide. Sales of consumables are also driven by system usage, which is generally a function of the size of the particular system and the level of design and/or manufacturing activity and budget of the particular end-user. Larger systems generally use greater amounts of consumables due to their greater capacity and the higher levels of design and production. Services revenues derive from maintenance and warranty; direct manufacturing paid-parts services; and other professional service contracts.

R&D Scenario

Title ADDITIVE MANUFACTORING An In-Depth Look at Adopting Additive Manufacturing (FDM) to Composite Bicycle Frame Fabrication
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2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles | Stratasys Inc Mccrae, N | Dahl, D
Title COMPOSITE TOOLING Design Guide Develooment for Composite Tooling Producec with Accitive Manufacturing (FDM)
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2018 Stratasys Inc Schniepp, TJ
Title Flexural behavior of additively manufactured Ultem 1010: experiment and simulation
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2018 Missouri University of Science & Technology | Stratasys Ltd Taylor, G | Wang, X | Mason, L | Leu, MC | Chandrashekhara, K | Schniepp, T | Jones, R
Title Material handling and registration for an additive manufacturing-based hybrid system
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2017 University of Texas El Paso | Stratasys Inc Ambriz, S | Coronel, J | Zinniel, B | Schloesser, R | Kim, CY | Perez, M | Espalin, D | Wicker, RB
Title Bringing Competitive Excitement to Additive Manufacturing
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2017 SME | SkillsUSA Addit Mfg Contest | Stratasys Shea-Keenan, M | Marini, A
Title Design Guide Development for Composite Tooling Produced with Additive Manufacturing (FDM)
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2017 Stratasys Inc Schniepp, TJ
Title Grown, Printed, and Biologically Augmented: An Additively Manufactured Microfluidic Wearable, Functionally Templated for Synthetic Microbes
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2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | Harvard University | Stratasys LTD Bader, C | Patrick, WG | Kolb, D | Hays, SG | Keating, S | Sharma, S | Dikovsky, D | Belocon, B | Weaver, JC | Silver, PA | Oxman, N
Title Design Guide Development for Additive Manufacturing (FDM) of Composite Tooling
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2016 Stratasys Inc Schniepp, TJ
Title TENSILE AND FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERED (DMLS) INCONEL 718
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2016 Tufts University | Stratasys Kelley, PF | Saigal, A | Vlahakis, JK | Carter, A
Title Water-based coatings for 3D printed parts
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2015 Stratasys Inc | University of Minnesota Twin Cities Zhu, JY | Chen, JL | Lade, RK | Suszynski, WJ | Francis, LF

IP Scenario

Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
Publication number Publication date Priority date IPC Current
US10059031B1 28/08/2018 2013-03-14 | 2014-03-14 | 2014-03-14 B28B000100 | B28B001124 | B29C0064106 | C04B0035524 | C04B0035622 | C04B0035626 | C04B0035634 | C09D000500 | C09D000761 | C09D012308 | D01F000102 | B29K030902 | B33Y001000 | B33Y007000 | C08K000326
Title Ceramic support structure
Abstract A composition comprises an additive manufacturing feedstock having a polymeric matrix and pre-ceramic material, where the pre-ceramic material is removable in solvent.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US10022889B2 17/07/2018 2013-03-14 | 2014-03-14 B28B000100 | B28B001124 | B29C0064106 | C04B0035524 | C04B0035622 | C04B0035626 | C04B0035634 | C09D000500 | C09D000761 | C09D012308 | D01F000102 | B29K030902 | B33Y001000 | B33Y007000 | C08K000326
Title Ceramic support structure
Abstract A composition comprises an additive manufacturing feedstock having a polymeric matrix and pre-ceramic material, where the pre-ceramic material is removable in solvent.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US10046522B2 14/08/2018 26/02/2015 B29C006700 | G05B00194099 | G06F001710 | G06F001750 | B33Y005002
Title Surface angle model evaluation process for additive manufacturing
Abstract The method involves receiving (12) a digital model of the three-dimensional section provided in coordinate system having a multiple of coordinate axes, and surface geometry, to a computer. Surface plane angles are calculated relative to one or more coordinate axes as a function of surface area of geometry. A build score is calculated for each of the coordinate axes with the computer, as a function of calculated surface plane angles. An orientation for digital model in the coordinate system is selected based on portion on the calculated build scores.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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EP3262540A1 03/01/2018 2015-02-26 | 2016-02-26 G06F001750
Title SURFACE ANGLE MODEL EVALUATION PROCESS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING | VERFAHREN ZUR BEURTEILUNG EINES OBERFLÄCHENWINKELMODELLS ZUR GENERATIVEN FERTIGUNG | PROCESSUS D’ÉVALUATION DE MODÈLES D’ANGLE DE SURFACE POUR FABRICATION ADDITIVE
Abstract The method involves receiving (12) a digital model of the three-dimensional section provided in coordinate system having a multiple of coordinate axes, and surface geometry, to a computer. Surface plane angles are calculated relative to one or more coordinate axes as a function of surface area of geometry. A build score is calculated for each of the coordinate axes with the computer, as a function of calculated surface plane angles. An orientation for digital model in the coordinate system is selected based on portion on the calculated build scores.
Assignee/Applicant MAKERBOT IND LLC
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US10040254B2 07/08/2018 2011-07-05 | 2013-09-03 B29C004358 | B29C006700 | B33Y003000 | B33Y005002 | B29C0064386 | B29K010112
Title Three-dimensional surface texturing
Abstract The product has a set of instructions receiving a three-dimensional model to be pre-processed for rendering as a continuous path in an extrusion process. An exterior wall of the three-dimensional model is identified. A surface feature is determined for the exterior wall including the feature smaller than resolution of a three-dimensional printer (100). An object (112) based on the model is fabricated with extrusion process. The extrusion process is controlled to vary the predetermined deposition rate such that the surface feature is imparted to the exterior wall of the object.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US10035306B2 31/07/2018 16/08/2012 B29C006700 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000 | B29C004700 | B29C004702 | B29C004706 | B29C004708
Title Additive manufacturing system with extended printing volume, and methods of use thereof
Abstract The method involves providing a build environment of the additive manufacturing system (10) and build environment has at a first length. The three-dimensional part is printed in a layer-by-layer manner along a printing axis onto a movable print foundation. The print foundation is indexed along the printing axis allowing each subsequent layer of the three dimensional part to be printed. The successive indexing and printing results in a portion of the three-dimensional part contains a second length greater than the first length of the build environment.
Assignee/Applicant SWANSON WILLIAM J | MANNELLA DOMINIC F | JOHNSON KEVIN C | SCHLOESSER RONALD G | STRATASYS INC
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US10029415B2 24/07/2018 16/08/2012 B29C004704 | B29C0064106 | B29C0064118 | B29C0064171 | B29C0064209 | B29C006700 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000 | B29C004700 | B29C004702 | B29C004706 | B29C004708
Title Print head nozzle for use with additive manufacturing system
Abstract The nozzle (68) has an inlet end (80) adapted to be secured to a flow channel i.e. non-tube-based liquefier, of a print head. A tip end (82) is longitudinally offset from the inlet end. A tip pipe (86) is longitudinally extended between the inlet end and the tip end. An inner ring (90) is located at the tip end. The inner ring is formed with inner diameter at the tip pipe. An outer ring (92) is located at the tip end and extended around the inner ring. An annular recessed groove (94) is located at the tip end and circumferentially formed between the inner ring and the outer ring.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS LTD
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US10029395B2 24/07/2018 2013-03-14 | 2014-03-13 | 2015-09-10 B29C003340 | B29C003338 | B29C003356 | B29C004526 | B33Y008000 | B29C0064112 | B29L003100 | B33Y003000 | B33Y005000
Title Polymer based molds and methods of manufacturing there of
Abstract Preparation of polymeric mold for injection molding comprises depositing two or more layers of first material having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of lower than 80° C to form a first portion of the mold; and depositing two or more layers of second material having a Tg higher than 80° C to form second portion of mold.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS LTD
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US9868230B2 16/01/2018 2013-03-14 | 2014-03-13 B29C003340 | B29C003338 | B29C003356 | B29C004526 | B33Y008000 | B29C006700 | B29L003100 | B33Y003000 | B33Y005000
Title Polymer based molds and methods of manufacturing there of
Abstract Preparation of polymeric mold for injection molding comprises depositing two or more layers of first material having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of lower than 80° C to form a first portion of the mold; and depositing two or more layers of second material having a Tg higher than 80° C to form second portion of mold.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US10023739B2 17/07/2018 2012-11-21 | 2013-03-15 | 2013-11-12 | 2013-11-27 | 2014-11-04 C08L007908 | C08L006102
Title Semi-crystalline build materials
Abstract A polymeric material comprises semi-crystalline polymer, and auxiliary material(s), which is combined with the semi-crystalline polymer to form blend having enthalpy of 2 J/g heat of fusion and 80% of heat of fusion of neat semi-crystalline polymer, as measured by differential scanning calorimetry when cooling from melting temperature to hot crystalline temperature at rate of 10° C/minute.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US9925714B2 27/03/2018 2012-11-21 | 2013-03-15 | 2013-11-12 | 2013-11-27 | 2014-11-04 B29C004102 | B29C0064106 | B29C0064112 | B29C0064153 | B29C0064165 | G03G001522 | B29C007100 | B29C007102 | B29K007100 | B29K007900 | B29K010500 | B33Y001000 | B33Y007000
Title Method for printing three-dimensional items wtih semi-crystalline build materials
Abstract The method involves providing a consumable feedstock material comprising a semi-crystalline polymer containing one or more secondary materials. The feedstock material has a process window in which crystalline kinetics are either accelerated or retarded. The feedstock material is melted in the additive manufacturing system. A portion of a three-dimensional item (30) is formed from the melted consumable feedstock material in a build environment maintained within the process window. The build environment is maintained at an annealing temperature that within the window.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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EP3302937A1 11/04/2018 2015-05-27 | 2015-05-27 | 2015-05-27 | 2016-05-25 B29C006700 | B33Y007000 | C08L006700 | C08L006704 | C08L007100 | C08L007706 | C08L007908
Title SEMI-CRYSTALLINE BUILD MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THREE DIMENSIONAL PART | HALBKRISTALLINE BAUMATERIALIEN UND VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON DREIDIMENSIONALEM TEIL | MATÉRIAUX DE CONSTRUCTION SEMI-CRISTALLINS ET PROCÉDÉS DE FABRICATION D’UNE PIÈCE EN TROIS DIMENSIONS
Abstract A polymeric material comprises semi-crystalline polymer, and auxiliary material(s), which is combined with the semi-crystalline polymer to form blend having enthalpy of 2 J/g heat of fusion and 80% of heat of fusion of neat semi-crystalline polymer, as measured by differential scanning calorimetry when cooling from melting temperature to hot crystalline temperature at rate of 10° C/minute.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US9868255B2 16/01/2018 18/03/2014 B29C006700 | G03G001522
Title Electrophotography-based additive manufacturing with pre-sintering
Abstract The additive manufacturing system (10) has one or more electrophotography engines which are configured to develop the layers. A transfer assembly (14) is configured to receive the developed layers. A pre-sintering heater (68) configured to sinter at the transfer assembly. A pressing element configured to engage with the transfer assembly to press the sintered contiguous films into contact with an intermediate build surface. The pre-sintering heater is located such that the sintered contiguous films cool down to a transfer temperature prior reaching the pressing element.
Assignee/Applicant STRATASYS INC
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US9855679B2 02/01/2018 2009-11-19 | 2009-11-19 | 2010-11-19 | 2011-03-30 B29B001114 | B29C0064106 | B29C006420 | B29C0064386 | B33Y001000 | B33Y004000 | B33Y007000 | B65H004932 | B65H006100 | B65H006300 | B65H006306 | B65H007518 | B33Y005002 | G01N002147
Title Encoded consumable materials and sensor assemblies for use in additive manufacturing systems
Abstract A marked consumable material (44,58,74,204,304) for additive manufacturing system (10), comprises: an exterior surface (48,64,82,322); and encoded markings (50,68,84,320) at the exterior surface, where the encoded markings are configured to be read by at least one optical sensor (24,26,200,300) configured to be operated by the additive manufacturing system, and the marked consumable material is configured to be consumed in the additive manufacturing system to build at least a portion of a three-dimensional model (28,30).

 


 

[1] http://www.stratasys.com/challenges-we-solve

[2] https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=34839