Stratasys (SSYS) Announces Collaboration with Adobe Enabling Designers to 3D Print Color and Touch Models Directly from Adobe Substance 3D Painter


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Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymeric 3D printing solutions, today announced a collaboration with Adobe that provides artists and engineers using Adobe® Substance 3D Painter a workflow to easily transform digital 3D renderings. into 3D printed models using Stratasys PolyJet â„¢ 3D Printing Technology – all without the need for additional software or external processes.

Adobe Substance 3D tools can be used to create renderings for applications such as games, movies, fashion, architecture, product design, and consumer goods. When combined with 3D printing, Substance software can be used to create product prototypes and packaging designs which can then be translated into 3D printed objects on Stratasys PolyJet printers.

Previously, Substance users had to rely on additional external software applications or processes to prepare their designs for 3D printing – without these external tools, designs printed without the color or texture created in the design software. Now Substance users can seamlessly create, render and print their color models with physical textures directly from Adobe Substance to their Stratasys PolyJet printer.

“This collaboration allowed us to see our designs for the very first time in the physical world – which is every artist and designer dream,” said Pierre Maheut, Head of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, 3D and Immersive – Substance for Adobe. “And to be honest, we got a little emotional seeing our designs come to life and in such a realistic way.”

With the ability to include color, material, and finish (CMF) models in their design process, artists, designers, and engineers can test various iterations of a product at no additional cost or time. By incorporating 3D printed models into the product design process, artists, designers, and their clients can see, touch, and interact with a product prototype in ways that are not possible in a purely digital world. This helps ensure that the end product matches the original design intent.

“After seeing the incredible digital models created in Adobe Substance 3D, we challenged ourselves to be able to 3D print them, identically, in the real world, bringing them to life,” said Pat Carey, vice-president. Senior President of Strategic Growth for Stratasys. “We not only achieved our goal, but we also saw Adobe’s enthusiasm for what this means for their substance users. “

Visit the J55 Prime and J8 series web pages to learn more about Stratasys PolyJet technology.

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