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Stratasys developing metal additive manufacturing platform

Stratasys is developing a new metal additive manufacturing platform, designed to become a viable manufacturing technology to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing is transforming production by offering geometric freedom of manufacturing, simplified supply chains, and superior economics through the elimination of costly tooling.

For nearly 30 years Stratasys has pioneered the development and adoption of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies, including the FDM and PolyJet 3D printing platforms.

The Company’s new technology platform is being developed to directly address the needs of customers whose requirements include the production of pilot-series parts, small batch manufacturing and end-of-life, and customized, lightweight, and complex parts.

The global market for metal additive manufacturing is projected to grow to $12 billion by 2028, according to industry estimates.

The platform has been developed internally over the past several years, incorporating the Company’s proprietary jetting technology.

With this new technology, Stratasys says it will offer customers a new ability to short-run manufacture metal parts made with commonly used powder metallurgy, starting with aluminum, at an economically competitive cost-per-part and throughput, with easy to implement post-processing and high part quality.

The Company will unveil further details about this new technology at the Rapid + TCT 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, taking place from April 23-26 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.