Stratasys’ Dimension 3D Printer Featured in Popular Mechanics Article by Jay Leno
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Stratasys’ Dimension 3D Printer Featured in Popular Mechanics Article by Jay Leno

MINNEAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 11, 2009 Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced today its Dimension ® 3D Printer is featured in an article authored by Jay Leno that appears in the July 2009 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

The article, “ Jay Leno’s 3D Printer Replaces Rusty Old Parts,” details Leno’s use of a Dimension 3D Printer to quickly fabricate obsolete car parts for his classic cars. Within the article, Leno raves about the precision, speed and cost-savings associated with the Dimension 3D Printer.

“Leno’s article is just one of many recent examples of Dimension 3D Printing increasing in popularity within the hobby and small business markets,” said Scott Crump, CEO of Stratasys Inc. “The fact that a nationally distributed consumer magazine has chosen to feature the use of a Dimension 3D Printer is further evidence that mainstream interest in this technology is on the rise. I expect this trend to continue, especially with the recent introduction of Dimension’s newest, most compact and most affordable system, the uPrint™ Personal 3D Printer.”

Dimension, a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, offers computer-aided-design (CAD) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit.

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Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2009, Stratasys supplied 43 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2008, making it the unit market leader for the seventh consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM.® The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 250 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries.

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Forward Looking Statements

All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as "expects", "anticipates", "projects", "estimates", "vision", "planning" or "believes" or similar words constitute forward-looking statements covered by the safe harbor protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding projected revenue and income in future quarters; the size of the 3D printing market; our objectives for the marketing and sale of our DimensionTM 3D printers and our FortusTM 3D production systems, particularly for use in direct digital manufacturing (DDM); the demand for our proprietary consumables; the expansion of our paid parts service; and our beliefs with respect to the growth in the demand for our products. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; our ability to maintain the growth rates experienced in preceding quarters; our ability to introduce, produce and market new materials, such as ABS-Plus and ABS-M30, and the market acceptance of these and other materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our timely development of new products and materials and market acceptance of those products and materials; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the DDM capabilities of our core FDM technology; and the success of our RedEyeOnDemandTM and other paid parts services. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. These statements represent beliefs and expectations only as of the date they were made. We may elect to update forward-looking statements, but we expressly disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our beliefs and expectations change. In addition to the statements described above, such forward-looking statements include the risks and uncertainties described more fully in our reports filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

Dimension, FDM, and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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