Design News, February 2013

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Advertorial hundreds of times per shift. Today, NASA can shape a complex, human-supporting vehicle suitable for Martian terrain, despite the fact that its parts are too complex to machine, too rapidly iterated to outsource and too customized for traditional tooling. ing, gaining economy without the scale. 3D printing leads us beyond mass production and into mass customization. It's how a researcher at a Delaware hospital creates a durable ABS-plastic exoskeleton customized to perfectly fit one child, Emma, allowing her to play, explore and hug for the first time. Then that researcher can make a 3D-printed exoskeleton to fit a different child. And another. And a dozen more. Now 15 children with rare disorders can raise their hands because of mass customization. Ideas born today — your ideas — are freer to solve problems faster than ever before. Now, two innovators who helped spark this revolution have fused to lead the charge together, and more great changes are at hand. Welcome to the new Stratasys, leader of the next industrial revolution. –By David Reis, Stratasys CEO This rover includes about 70 FDM parts, including housings, vents and fixtures. In a 3D world, we leave behind injection molding, casting and machin- A pediatric engineering research lab has developed and 3D-printed custom devices for their smallest patients. They look like shoes. They feel like shoes. But they're actually prototypes. Printed layer by layer on a 3D printer. Every day, 3D printing rewrites another rule of how things are made. 3D printers are at work in product design studios, engineering departments and manufacturing plants. In schools and hospitals and dental labs. Wherever speed, efficiency, and accuracy matter. It is the next industrial revolution. And Stratasys is here to lead it. Come explore the game-changing possibilities of a 3D World at F O R A 3 D W O R L D TM Learn more at Stratasys is a registered trademark of Stratasys, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 3D printing means prototypes like these, that help product designers put their best foot forward.

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