Category Archives: 3D Printing

Stratasys Names Christian Alvarez Chief Revenue Officer

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN & REHOVOT, Israel, Dec 1, 2022 – Stratasys Ltd., a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, announced that Christian Alvarez has joined the company as its new chief revenue officer, reporting to CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif.

Christian Alvarez (Photo: Business Wire)

Alvarez will play a crucial role in the long-term growth of Stratasys by enhancing and developing new go-to-market strategies and programs that foster exceptional customer and partner experiences, and ensure customer success, satisfaction and retention. He brings a deep go-to-market and operational understanding, including nearly three decades of experience in managing global field and sales organizations and driving significant revenue growth efforts with outstanding success. Prior to joining Stratasys, Alvarez served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales at Nutanix and prior to that he held several leadership positions at Juniper Networks in channel sales, distribution, and inside sales functions. In addition, he has experience in building start-up organizations with companies such as Cyan Inc., a Ciena Company, and Terremark Worldwide, a Verizon Company.

“I am pleased to have Christian join our leadership team as we execute our strategy to lead in delivering complete polymer 3D printing solutions for manufacturing, design, and healthcare,” said Dr. Zeif. “I am confident that under his leadership our global go-to-market strategy will achieve new heights of success, preparing us for the next wave of accelerated growth in our industry.”

“Stratasys has truly transformed polymer 3D printing for so many manufacturing, design and healthcare segments, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to lead its worldwide go-to-market organization to achieve the next level of growth,” Alvarez said. “Our opportunity is vast, but seizing it requires even more collaboration with our entire ecosystem of partners who are so integral to our growth. Working together, we can continue creating innovative solutions to address new use cases across all segments and verticals.”

About Stratasys

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

To learn more about Stratasys, visit www.stratasys.com.

nano3Dprint Updates A2200 3D Multi-Material Electronics Printer

BURLINGAME, CA, Dec 1, 2022 – nano3Dprint, a next-generation additive manufacturing solutions provider, announced the release of its upgraded A2200 3D multi-material electronics printer. The improved A2200 has a sleeker design, a more compact materials dispensing print head, improved ink/paste dispensing mechanism and an improved built-in video system with better clarity and higher magnification.

A2200 3D multi-material electronics printer

The A2200’s side-by-side precision filament extruder and enhanced materials dispensing system prints fused deposition modeling (FDM) materials, like acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polylactic acid (PLA), next to functional inks and pastes, like silver, gold and copper. The high-precision positive displacement print head is capable of precisely metering functional inks with viscosities ranging from 1mPa·s to 54000 mPa·s.

The FDM Extruder on the upgraded A2200 3D prints 1.75 mm filament materials, including PLA, ABS, PETG, nylon (PA), PC, POM, flexible filament (TPU, PLA+) and Moldlay (cartable filament). The Materials Dispensing System, a syringe pump type microdispenser, 3D prints inks and higher viscosity pastes, like conductive inks/pastes, semiconducting and insulating inks/pastes, medical grade silicone, UV curable polymers, epoxies, fast-drying solvent-based inks, silver nano-particle inks and graphene solutions.

The redesigned materials dispensing print head allows for 30% faster print speeds, and the upgraded printer allows for 10% more precise metering of pastes and inks.

The upgraded A2200 camera now has a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor with 1080p or 720p resolution, which can be adjusted on the user’s computer, and auto-focus capabilities via the user’s preferred camera app. The camera in the previous version of the A2200 had a 0.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with 480p resolution. Users can fine-tune and monitor the accuracy of their 3D designs by watching them print in real-time via computer or phone.

The A2200 prints fully 3D objects embedded with functional materials, offering a wide range of solutions. “The A2200 can produce circuit boards, batteries, sensors, antennas, medical devices, solar cells, flexible electronics, conductors and microfluidics. Our direct-write technology can incorporate strain gauges, heaters, complex antenna geometries and optical components in a 3D print,” said Gretta Perlmutter, product success manager, nano3Dprint.

“The A2200 also works in tandem with our B3300 dual-dispensing 3d printer. Together they can create an electronics assembly line with four-plus materials for R&D, rapid prototyping, and low-volume manufacturing,” Perlmutter added.

The A2200 printer is compatible with most CAD or Slicer software and retails for $4,950. Through December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm PT, nano3Dprint is offering 15% off one printer with the purchase of a full-price printer; and 20% off an entire order with the purchase of two or more printers. The sale applies to the A2200 3D multi-material electronics printer and B3300 dual ink 3D printers. Code “Thanks22” may be used to secure the discount at checkout; shipping throughout the US is complimentary.

About nano3Dprint

nano3Dprint offers next-generation additive manufacturing solutions that enable printing of fully-realized electronic devices with seamless integration of micro-to-nanoscale materials. With its electronics printer lineup, nano3Dprint is upleveling legacy 3D printing systems to allow users to invent, design, test, research and manufacture rapidly, easily and accurately.

For additional information, visit nano3Dprint at https://nano3dprint.com.

Materialise Expands CO-AM Platform, Integrates Magics

Seven New Technology Partners Join CO-AM

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov 30, 2022 – Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing software and service solutions, has announced that seven additional technology partners have joined the CO-AM platform. These solutions support design and pre-printing automation, traceability, printing, and post-processing for 3D-printed parts. Materialise Magics has been integrated into CO-AM and offers a new workflow automation feature.

Addressing the need for an open ecosystem

“With these new partnerships, the CO-AM community continues to grow, creating the first end-to-end software platform that offers an open ecosystem for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry,” said Bart van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise. “Collaboration is key to realize the potential of additive manufacturing and to give our customers seamless access to a full range of software tools to plan, manage, and optimize every step of their 3D printing process.”

Since launching the CO-AM platform in May 2022, more than ten companies have joined as technology partners. New partners include:

  • Trinckle adds design automation for jigs and fixtures
  • Twikit offers a mass customization solution, including design automation and automated order creation
  • Additive Marking enables digital traceability through automated labeling and authentication technology
  • Printer Connectivity with SLM Solutions’ 3D printers to monitor and document machine data
  • Solutions from AMTDyeMansion, and PostProcess to automate and track post-processing steps

The Materialise CO-AM platform offers a space for innovation and co-development to the AM industry and manufacturing companies. It presents an open software architecture that provides manufacturing companies direct access to multiple hardware technologies and their preferred tools from Materialise and other software developers. This will allow the CO-AM community to co-develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that create competitive advantages for individual companies and empower entire industries.

Customers in major manufacturing industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical, and energy, will have access to the latest AM innovations via the platform and will be able to integrate and connect them seamlessly.

Connecting and automating all parts of the AM factory

“End-to-end connectivity in CO-AM offers significant advantages for our partners and our customers,” said Vishal Singh, senior director of CO-AM. “For our partners, connecting their applications to the CO-AM platform provides them with opportunities to reach new customers more efficiently. Our customers benefit from a unified user experience throughout Materialise and partner solutions.”

Manufacturing companies turn to AM to mass produce identical or customized products. However, they are looking for ways to achieve repeatable quality standards and minimize the amount of manual intervention.

With the addition of the seven new partners, Materialise delivers on the promise to connect and automate all steps of the AM process. The new solutions automate design, labeling, machine monitoring, and post-processing. The CO-AM platform gives users the flexibility to build a process that is tailored to their business. A growing number of tools to support each step in the AM workflow enables them to choose their preferred solution.

CO-AM integration and workflow automation with Magics 26

Materialise has also extended the integration of Magics 26, its flagship data and build preparation software, into CO-AM. The integration enhances traceability, allowing users to monitor and improve AM processes throughout the workflow, from data preparation through design iterations to the final printed part.

In addition, Magics’ new workflow automation feature offers off-the-shelf scripts to automate common build preparation workflows and enables customers to use customizable scripts to automate build preparation tasks unique to their AM operations.

“The deep integration and workflow automation feature of Magics in CO-AM creates a digital thread between data and build preparation and the overall AM workflow,” said Egwin Bovyn, product line manager of Magics 3D Print Suite at Materialise. “This is an important step to enable data management across all technologies within CO-AM. It will allow users to reduce production costs and scale AM operations more efficiently.”

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

For additional information, please visit www.materialise.com.