MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, says it is previewing its SUP 706, soluble supports for dental materials at Chicago’s Lab Day. Stratasys is displaying the material at booth # A9B8 from February 26 - 27.
The support material, SUP 706, has been available since late 2015, but it has not been compatible with dental 3D printers. It will be available in Mid Q2 for the Dental Selection line of 3D printers, and will be compatible with all dental materials that can be used on these machines.
SUP 706 was first introduced in November 2015 as a new soluble support material for PolyJet triple-jetting 3D printers. Now with Biomed approval, SUP 706 enables dental labs or clinics to reduce support-removal time by 25 to 80 percent, improving design freedom and productivity, while reducing the manpower required to clean 3D printed models.
For hands-free removal, SUP 706 can be dissolved in an alkaline water-based solution, as an additional alternative to manual removal via hand or water-jet. This makes the material ideal for complex dental parts with complex geometries, small crevices or delicate features that could be potentially damaged with the other methods. It can also accelerate the support removal from a batch of small model parts. Soluble support removal is done at a cleaning station, which cleans parts effectively with minimal resources. The support removal process works well to clean difficult-to-reach places, and it can handle large quantities of parts in a single batch.
SUP 706 automates post-processing of 3D printed dental models with a simple two-step, soak-and-rinse process, giving users the ability to maximize productivity while achieving a low cost-per-part. ”With already a few dozen installations and customers using our new soluble support SUP 706 for versatile applications outside the dental industry, the feedback is extremely positive,” says David Tulipman, Director, Product Management, PolyJet Consumables. “We already learned that the value proposition of the support was achieved: significant labor saving and enhanced design freedom.“
Scheduled to be available for dental 3D printing in Mid Q2, SUP 706 will require a software update to be compatible with the PolyJet Objet260 or 500 Dental Selection systems.
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 5 million 3D printable files for free designs. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.
Stratasys and Objet are registered trademarks, and PolyJet and SUP 706 are trademarks of Stratasys Ltd.
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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys' beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from SUP706, its new soluble support material for PolyJet triple-jetting 3D printers and Stratasys' expectation on the timing of shipping of SUP706 are forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys' business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of SUP706 to be the same as Stratasys does; the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the shipping of SUP706; and other risk factors set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2015. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.