May 28, 2015
Partnership brings together two market leaders in 3D printing and 3D scanning, enabling customers to leverage both technologies for high-quality 3D file input and output
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced a joint marketing partnership in North America with Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions.
This new partnership empowers users to leverage cutting-edge 3D scanning technology and world-class 3D printing technology designed to streamline the process across various industries and applications.
With a professional-grade solution, the user is able to accurately scan any 3D object and quickly generate print-ready files or even perform direct 3D-scan-to-print. Example applications include:
- Product design: reverse engineering and prototyping;
- Manufacturing: development of custom dies and molds, and the fabrication of jigs and fixtures;
- Health care: design of prosthetics, orthotics, surgical aids and guides;
- Education: mechanical engineering and design curriculums.
“3D printing and 3D scanning go hand-in-hand. This combination is targeted at allowing companies of all types to accelerate their product development processes and ensure that their products truly meet the needs for which they were designed. We believe that Creaform’s Go!SCAN 3D scanners and VXmodel Scan-to-Print software are the perfect complement to Stratasys 3D Printers,” says Creaform’s Marco St-Pierre, Division Vice President, Innovation and Technology. “There is clear and natural synergy between our technologies, audiences and applications, and partnering with the market leader is a tremendous opportunity for us.”
“By partnering with Creaform, Stratasys is able to offer its customers access to a new source of 3D printable content. This is expected to enhance existing solutions and open up new applications in a wide range of industries. We view Creaform to be an excellent addition to our growing partner ecosystem,” says Bruce Bradshaw, Vice President of Marketing, Stratasys, North America.
Jointly authorized, Stratasys and Creaform resellers in North America will promote and sell each party’s components to the end user. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies have agreed to invest in joint go-to-market capabilities including marketing and joint channel recruitment.
The companies will be demonstrating the joint solution at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, June 14 – 17 in Seattle, Washington.
For more information on Creaform please visit its website.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 3,000 employees, holds over 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com
Stratasys is a registered trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education. With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has offices in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.
Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with 2014 annual sales of $4.0 billion.