In the 1980s while running a former company I co-founded with my wife, Lisa, I was frustrated with the long lead times needed for prototypes of new product designs, which pushed our time-to-market out. This frustration was the impetus to create…

Stratasys recently observed the 10-year anniversary of the Dimension 3D Printer line. The Dimension laid the foundation for the 3D printing revolution we see today. This model drove adoption by bringing 3D printing to a whole new demographic that previously couldn't access the technology. In the early years of the additive…

BusinessWeek.com profiled 3D printing this week on its CEO Tech Guide section, and in it, a group of articles and multimedia explores the 3D printing process (also known as additive manufacturing) from several viewpoints. It’s compelling information that discusses the technology’s uses,…

You’ve heard it before: the advice to innovate to thrive. And in a challenging economy, you may need to innovate just to survive.  Nothing gives me a sense of pride more than to hear of a company innovating and…

In August, Stratasys announced that England’s Loughborough University had completed independent studies on plastic parts created by the FDM additive manufacturing process, using ABS plastic and polycarbonate.  This may be exciting news for us, but it has greater implications for the design and manufacturing community. We believe this study is the first…

 By Scott Crump   The United States has led the world for about 100 years but China is projected to surpass the US in total manufacturing output this year. Mark Mills has an interesting article on Forbes.com: “Manufacturing, 3D…