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Our Common Foe: The Status Quo

This machinist would have loved 3D printing.Merging two successful, global companies into one is a big deal. In the months since Objet and Stratasys announced our intentions, the air around us has been filled with the electrifying sense of change. The earth is moving, and we’re part of the forces that are shifting it.

Have you seen the site we created to introduce the new Stratasys to the world? It conveys some of the enthusiasm we feel when we think about the future of 3D printing. “We’re here to jolt the worlds of design, engineering and manufacturing out of the status quo,” it says.

Specifically, the status quo is hard-won innovations, sometimes great but too few and far between. It’s a slow, costly development process. It’s a thousand barriers to tangibility in a world where only big companies can afford to try out new ideas, and only small outfits can change quickly.

Until last month, Objet and Stratasys were competitors in the 3D printing world. But we — and all of our customers — shared a common foe: the old way of doing things. Now we face it as one.

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Carrie Wyman

Carrie Wyman

Carrie is a technology and 3D printing enthusiast, with a passion for beautiful design.

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