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Stratasys and Objet get Cozy

September 12, 2003

Filed under: additive manufacturing — Terry Wohlers @ 15:55

On Tuesday of this week, Stratasys announced that it is partnering with Objet Geometries of Israel. Beginning immediately, Stratasys will serve as the exclusive distributor for Objet’s products in North America. Stratasys is also providing technical support and service to current and future Objet customers in North America.

The partnership between the two companies is an opportunity for Stratasys to expand the market for RP systems in the U.S. With both FDM and PolyJet technologies, the company can now more easily address a wider range of applications for patterns, models, and prototypes.

Stratasys brings to the table a highly developed distribution channel consisting of more than 50 sales and sales support personnel. Objet brings modern resin jetting technology that rivals stereolithography for many applications. PolyJet parts have excellent aesthetics and detail and work well as patterns for prototype tooling. 

I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Stratasys and Objet from their inception and can say with assurance that both have good people, products and strategies. This alliance is bound to strengthen the two companies and their positions in the market place.