Stratasys to Acquire Exceptional Interest in Xaar 3D to Accelerate Production-Scale Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., & REHOVOT, Israel – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymeric 3D printing solutions, today announced that it has acquired all of the remaining shares of Xaar 3D Ltd. from Xaar plc (LON: XAR), accelerating the company’s growth in production-scale 3D printing. Stratasys previously held a 45% stake in Xaar 3D.
In April 2021, Stratasys introduced the Stratasys H350 ™ 3D printer, the first system powered by Xaar 3D powder-based SAF ™ technology. Representing the culmination of over 10 years of research and development, SAF-based 3D printers are designed to deliver competitively priced parts at production throughput. Since the announcement, the H350 has been successfully installed at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and various beta customer sites in Europe and the United States, with general availability expected before the end of this year.
“We are committed to being the leading production-scale polymer 3D printing supplier for our customers as additive manufacturing continues to transform industries around the world,” said Stratasys CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif . “The H350 printer and SAF technology are at the heart of this mission, providing us with a powerful platform to meet the needs of customers in industries such as commercial goods, automotive, consumer goods and electronics. General public. Customers tell us that the consistent performance of this technology at higher volumes helps them grow their businesses and provides them with a significant competitive advantage. We are delighted to welcome the exceptional team of Xaar 3D innovators to the Stratasys family. ”
H Series ™ production platform printers such as the H350 are designed to deliver part quality, consistency and reliability that ensure customer satisfaction and high production efficiency. Using SAF technology, printers perform key 3D printing steps in the same direction on the print bed to provide a uniform thermal experience – and therefore part consistency – for all printed parts, regardless of their location in construction. This represents a significant improvement over traditional powder bed melting processes.
The H series printers are also designed for production control. By taking advantage of multiple on-board sensors, construction data is recorded for process traceability and remains fully under customer control. Materials can be controlled, tracked and traced, and print settings can be fine-tuned to suit individual customer needs.
The Xaar 3D team will join Stratasys to continue leading the development of the H Series platform and SAF technology.
“We created Xaar 3D on the premise that we could help existing powder bed technology take a big step forward, and that’s what is happening with SAF technology,” said Ronen Cohen, Director General of Xaar 3D Ltd. “We’ve been able to dramatically improve thermal management for more consistent and reliable parts while giving customers the production control they need. As a member of Stratasys, we will continue to rapidly advance the development of the H-Series 3D printers while leveraging Stratasys’ global go-to-market infrastructure and industry-leading customer relationships to enable more customers to benefit from additive manufacturing powered by SAF.
Stratasys Leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. With smart, connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem and on-demand parts, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every step of the product value chain. Leading global organizations look to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.
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