Stratasys CEO Named One of Top 20 Most Influential People in Rapid Technology Industry

Scott Crump is Inventor of Fused Deposition Modeling Method of 3D Printing

MINNEAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 14, 2012 — Scott Crump, chief executive officer and chairman of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has been voted one of the Top 20 most influential people in the rapid technologies industry by TCT Magazine. Scott Crump is the inventor of the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM(R)) method of 3D printing, the most widely used additive manufacturing process.

Published in the latest issue of the magazine, the list recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on rapid technologies, including 3D printing. Exact ranks were not disclosed for those outside the top five.

TCT Magazine is published by Rapid New Communication Group in the UK and is read by design and manufacturing professionals with a specific interest in rapid product development. To create the list, TCT asked readers to nominate those individuals who they believed most positively influenced the sector. Those who received the most nominations made the list.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the readers of TCT Magazine,” says Scott Crump. “It means a lot to be selected by this group of professional design and manufacturing engineers and manufacturing management working across a range of sectors. The credit goes to the entire Stratasys team. Together we’ve been able to serve the additive manufacturing industry well enough to be recognized this way.”

“Scott’s commitment to additive manufacturing has been instrumental in shaping the industry and making it what it is today,” says James Woodcock, Group Editor at TCT magazine and “This is an exciting time for the industry, and the vote demonstrates not only who is influential, but also how the industry is evolving.”

Multimedia resources on Stratasys, Scott Crump, and the TCT Top 20 list:

1. Image of Scott Crump: S. Scott Crump

2. 3D Printing video including Mr. Crump: Stratasys 3D Printing video

3. Link to TCT Most Influential list: TCT Top 20

4. Stratasys website home page:

Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands Mojo, uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital-manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts. Stratasys manufactures 3D printers for Hewlett Packard, which it sells under the brand Designjet3D. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2012, Stratasys had a 41.5 percent market share in 2011, and has been the unit market leader for the tenth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds 380 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at:

Fused Deposition Modeling is a trademark, and FDM and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys, Inc.

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