|Stratasys reveals Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator and reseller network for Desktop Metal|
|Writer : manager upndown 2017-05-11 12:23:11Views : 821 Like : 0|
At RAPID + TCT Stratasys have unveiled a demo of a new 3D printing system aimed at low volume production and mass customization. The Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator is composed of multiple cells that allow uninterrupted production of 3D printed parts.
Stratasys’ vision of the future
Stratasys’ Continuous Build is an FDM 3D printer that ejects parts upon completion. Multiple print jobs are directed automatically to cells using an integrated cloud system, requiring minor human-input.
Explaining the system Scott Crump, Stratasys Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, says,
In addition to the demo machine, Stratasys have revealed 3 companies who have had beta access to the system. These are the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), OEM supplier In’Tech Industries, Inc., and advanced manufacturer FATHOM.
Desktop Metal reseller network
Stratasys has also announced a strategic partnership for product distribution of Desktop Metal machines.
Desktop Metal has caused waves in the industry since announcing details of its first two metal 3D printing machines. In the partnership Stratasys resellers will now be able to sell Desktop Metal printers, both the Studio System, for desktop use, and the Production System, catered to industrial applications.
Stratasys were an earlier investor of Desktop Metal’s, who also received investment from Google’s venture arm and BMW i Ventures.
Ilan Levin, CEO of Stratasys, made reference to this as he said,
While CEO of Desktop Metal, Ric Fulop, said he expected the partnership to broaden accessibility to their metal 3D printing systems. While the partnership is currently focused on distribution, this could change in the future.