Stratasys FDM 400mc helps drive growth at Swedish prototyping and design firm
FRANKFURT, 16th September 2008 – (NASDAQ: SSYS) Stratasys says that Swedish prototyping and engineering firm, Digital Mechanics has added a Stratasys FDM 400mc system to its family of direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping machines. The firm purchased the FDM 400mc to keep up with the growing demand from its customers to deliver FDM parts on tight deadlines. This is the fourth Stratasys machine the firm has purchased.
By using FDM technology, Digital Mechanics has been able to decrease the turnaround times from the design and development phase through to the delivery of parts to its international customer base. The machine has also supported the growth of Digital Mechanics, which has doubled in size over the past year and now supplies prototype parts to companies in the automotive industry throughout Northern Europe and the United States.
The enhanced accuracy, repeatability, material properties and speed of the FDM 400mc all contribute to Digital Mechanics’ success and its reputation for happy customers.
“The new Stratasys machine is a much needed addition to our business,” said Fredrik Finnberg, MD of Digital Mechanics. “Its speed and accuracy allow us to manufacture and deliver quality prototype parts to our clients and its flexibility means it can grow with us as a company. We can add new materials and capabilities to the system as client demand dictates the need for them.”
“Digital Mechanics is responding to the increasing demand for outsourced prototype and part production in the manufacturing market,” says Tim Heller, managing director for Stratasys, Europe. “The firm’s fourth purchase of Stratasys equipment illustrates that we’re integral to their plans for business growth and success.”
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping, and direct digital manufacturing. It also offers part manufacturing services through its RedEye RPM business unit. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modeling (FDM®). The process creates functional prototypes and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program, using ABS plastic, polycarbonate, PPSF, and blends. The company holds more than 180 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, education, electronic, and consumer product industries. On the Web: www.Stratasys.com.
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FDM 400mc is a trademark, and FDM is a registered trademark, of Stratasys Inc.
Digital Mechanics is one of the largest Free Form Fabrication FFF suppliers in Sweden. The firm supplies parts to the automotive, medical, telecom and consumer product industries. Digital Mechanics offers a unique fixed pricing model to its customers, saving them lead-time and cost. The company has FDM® and Polyjet® technologies in-house for rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. It can also silicone moulds, PUR details and castings in aluminium, zinc and magnesium for pre-series. On the web: www.digitalmechanics.se
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