Stratasys Ltd. a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, announces that it has received a coveted Gold Award at this year’s Concours Lépine International Inventions Exhibition, held recently within the Foire de Paris event, in France.
Stratasys was awarded the Gold Medal within the Concours Lépine’s Chamber & Senate Category after submitting a patent for a breakthrough pseudo composite material which offers innovative benefits in the manufacture of 3D printed parts and prototypes.
Using Stratasys’ highly precise PolyJet technology, the pseudo composite material, which boasts a multi-phase structure and pre-designed properties – including mechanical, thermo-mechanical, acoustical, optical and electrical, enables the design and formation of numerous combinations of materials.
“As it has for 112 years, the Concours Lépine continues to showcase pioneering creations from the most imaginative ideas,” says Gérard Dorey, President of the Concours Lépine. “Stratasys’ entry to the competition perfectly typifies the fundamental inventiveness that our judging panel are seeking, while also upholding the pre-requisite criteria of ingeniousness and economic viability.”
According to the Concours Lépine’s 2013 judging committee, Stratasys won the prestigious award in recognition of the innovative characteristics of the material and the ground-breaking functionality it affords users. The material also makes it possible to design and test prototypes that are very close to the desired end-user part in terms of mechanical properties and material combinations.
Having been selected by the competition’s President and Jury Members comprising different organizations and institutions, Stratasys was presented the Gold Medal accolade at an official awards ceremony, which also marked the end of the internationally-renowned, Concours Lépine.
As well as the awards competition, the 13-day long event provides a platform for the world's inventor community to unveil and display their innovations to the general public. The 2013 edition welcomed around six-hundred inventors, a third of them from abroad.
Stratasys Territory Manager for France, Patrick Kieffer, was awarded the Gold Medal within the Concours Lépine’s Chamber & Senate Category after the company submitted a patent for a breakthrough pseudo composite material which offers innovative benefits in the manufacture of 3D printed parts and prototypes.
About Stratasys Ltd.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. The Company manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Its patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, the Company’s range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The Company has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership.