Re: [rp-ml] Stratasys to stop selling/servicing Objet Edens

From: Baran M. Dag <>
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 01:24:54 EEST


Based on our past experience with PolyJET, it is easy to say Objet systems
improved a whole lot over time.

The old QuadraTempo systems could sometimes be really problematic. The print
head failure would be the most common case. It would take a good amount of
time and money to repair it.

Latest Eden systems prove to be a lot more reliable than the previous ones.
The technology is more mature now and maintained easier. The parts look much
better also.

In my personal opinion, overall reliability champion is still the Dimension
from Stratasys.

Hope this helps.


On 8/3/06, <> wrote:
> Is the strife between Israel and Lebanon affecting any of the Objet
> production of systems or supplies?
> What is the reliability record of the Objet machines sold by Stratasys?
> Jack
> --- On Wed 08/02, Scott Tilton < > wrote:
> From: Scott Tilton [mailto:]
> To:
> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 15:55:37 -0400
> Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Stratasys to stop selling/servicing Objet Edens
> I'm surprised since just the other day we got a fancy marketing
> package<br>from Stratasys for the Eden line of stuff.<br><br>Anyone else get
> the package with the title "Makes other 3D Technologies<br>seem so
> Jurassic"<br><br>Guess they better get their return on investment for that
> little package<br>pretty quickly.<br><br><br><br>Scott Tilton<br><br><br>>
> -----Original Message-----<br>> From: [mailto:
>] On<br>Behalf<br>> Of Mitchell, Doug (D.B.)<br>>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 6:43 AM<br>> To:<br>>
> Subject: [rp-ml] Stratasys to stop selling/servicing Objet Edens<br>> <br>>
> I know this only affects the North American market, but is anyone<br>> else
> surprised to hear this? Really puts a crimp in my plans.<br>>
> <br>><br>------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>>
> -------------<br>> Stratasys Transitioning Out Of Eden Product Distribution
> Next Year<br>> <br>>
> MINNEAPOLIS-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Aug. 1, 2006- Stratasys,
> Inc.<br>(Nasdaq:SSYS)<br>> today announced<br>> it will discontinue the sale
> of Eden products on January 1, 2007.<br>> Stratasys intends to sell Eden
> products for the remainder of 2006, and<br>> will conduct maintenance until
> August of 2007 on the systems it has<br>> installed, ensuring a seamless
> transition for its customers. Objet<br>> Geometries will assume full
> responsibility for Eden sales beginning in<br>> 2007. The Eden product line
> is currently distributed by Stratasys for<br>> Objet Geometries, based in
> Israel.<br>> <br>> "After evaluating our options to maintain the Eden
> product line within<br>> our family of high-end productivity systems, we
> have concluded that<br>our<br>> best option is to discontinue the
> distribution of the product line<br>> beginning in 2007," said Scott Crump,
> chairman and chief executive<br>> officer of Stratasys. "This action is
> based on strategic and financial<br>> considerations."<br>>
> <br>> "Our intention is to provide a smooth transition for our
> customers,<br>but<br>> going forward, we will focus our efforts on the many
> growth<br>> opportunities presented by our proprietary fused deposition
> modeling<br>> technology. This will include new products targeting 3D
> printing,<br>> traditional rapid prototyping, and the emerging market for
> rapid<br>> manufacturing," Crump concluded.<br>> <br>> Stratasys Inc.,
> Minneapolis, manufactures office-based rapid<br>prototyping<br>> and
> manufacturing systems and 3D printers; and offers rapid<br>prototyping<br>>
> and manufacturing parts services. According to Wohlers Report 2006,<br>>
> Stratasys supplied 34 percent of all systems installed worldwide in<br>>
> 2005, making it the unit market leader, for the fourth
> consecutive<br>year.<br>> Stratasys patented the rapid prototyping process
> known as fused<br>> deposition modeling (FDM). The process creates
> functional models<br>> directly from any 3D CAD program using ABS plastic,
> polycarbonate, and<br>> PPSF. The company holds 175 granted or pending
> rapid prototyping<br>patents<br>> globally. Stratasys products are used in
> the aerospace, defense,<br>> automotive, medical, education, electronic, and
> consumer product<br>> industries. The company's systems are also used for
> rapid<br>manufacturing<br>> and rapid tooling applications. Stratasys and
> FDM are registered<br>> trademarks of Stratasys, Inc. Objet and PolyJet are
> trademarks of<br>Objet<br>> Geometries Ltd., and may be registered in
> certain jurisdictions. For<br>> more information on the company, go to
>;<br>>; or<br>>
> <br>> Forward Looking Statement<br>> <br>> All statements herein that are
> not historical facts or that include<br>such<br>> words as "expects",
> "anticipates", "projects", "estimates" or<br>"believes"<br>> or similar
> words are forward-looking statements that we deem to be<br>> covered by and
> to qualify for the safe harbor
> protection covered by<br>the<br>> Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
> of 1995. Our belief that we<br>> have the largest part-building service
> claim is based on the number of<br>> dedicated machines. Except for the
> historical information herein, the<br>> matters discussed in this news
> release are forward-looking statements<br>> that involve risks and
> uncertainties; these include the continued<br>market<br>> acceptance and
> growth of our Dimension(TM) line, Prodigy Plus, FDM<br>> Maxum(TM), FDM
> Vantage(TM), and Titan(TM) product lines; the size of<br>the<br>> 3D
> printing market; our ability to penetrate the 3D printing
> market;<br>our<br>> ability to maintain the growth rates experienced in this
> and preceding<br>> quarters; our ability to introduce and market new
> materials such as<br>> PC-ABS and the market acceptance of this and other
> materials; the<br>impact<br>> of competitive products and pricing; the
> timely development and<br>> acceptance of new products and materials;
> our ability to effectively<br>and<br>> profitably market and distribute
> the Eden polyjet line and the Arcam<br>> product line; the success of our
> recent R&D initiative to expand the<br>> rapid manufacturing capabilities of
> our core FDM technology; the<br>success<br>> of our RedEyeRPM(TM) and other
> parts services; and the other risks<br>> detailed from time to time in our
> SEC Reports, including the annual<br>> report on Form 10-K for the year
> ended December 31, 2005 and 10-Q<br>filed<br>> throughout 2006.<br>> <br>>
> This release is also available on the Stratasys Web site at<br>>
><br>> <br>> <br>> --<br>> Doug Mitchell<br>> Ford Motor
> Company Design<br>> Components & Scheduling Dept.<br>><br>>
> <br><br><br>
> _______________________________________________
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