RedEye Simplifies Quoting and Ordering of Additive Fabricated Parts for AutoCAD Users

MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 8, 2008— RedEye (, a business unit of Stratasys (NASDQ: SSYS), announced at Autodesk University (AU) 2008 in Las Vegas last week – that AutoCAD users can now order digitally manufactured prototypes and production parts quickly and easily through a new on-demand 3D printing capability.

AutoCAD 2009 subscription customers now have access to this new functionality via a new bonus pack. Included in the new bonus pack is on-line ordering capability, giving designers and engineers the ability to get instant quotes and place orders from a trusted vendor – all from their desktop.

“This new capability will help designers save time and cut costs which are crucial in the product development cycle,” said Wayne Olson, Vice President of RedEye by Stratasys. “With companies constantly striving to get products to market faster, we are delighted to work with Autodesk to further improve the productivity of AutoCAD users.”

Having the ability to get models quickly enables designers to review concepts with team members and customers, a significant advantage to getting products to market quicker. When designers place their order, they can select RedEye’s Overnight Build (, and get their models delivered the next day.

“Designers in nearly every industry will benefit from this new version of AutoCAD because it’s easy to go from idea to 3D design to functional prototype,” said Tim Thellin, RedEye Product Manager. “We understand that our customer’s needs differ across industries. With RedEye, the user may choose to print their 3D model with RedEye On Demand ( for mechanical AutoCAD designers, or RedEye ARC ( customized for designers in the architectural and residential building fields.”

About RedEye

RedEye by Stratasys, Inc., is the leading digital manufacturing provider of prototypes and production parts worldwide. With 100 systems in its centers, RedEye builds functional models and low-volume production parts made from thermoplastic materials, such as ABS, polycarbonate, ISO-certified PC and a high heat and chemical resistant polyphenylsulfone. From digital 3D CAD files, RedEye builds durable, functional and repeatable models and parts. For instant online quoting or more information, visit

Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing systems, 3D printers and offers rapid prototyping and manufacturing parts services. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader, for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys developed the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modeling (FDM). The process creates functional models and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program using ABS plastic, polycarbonate, PPSF, and blends. The company holds over 180 granted or pending rapid prototyping patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, education, electronic, architecture and consumer product industries. The company’s systems are also used for direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and rapid tooling applications. For more information on the company, go to;; or

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All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as “expects”, “anticipates”, “projects”, “estimates”, “vision”, “planning” or “believes” or similar words are forward-looking statements that we deem to be covered by and to qualify for the safe harbor protection covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our belief that we have the largest part-building service is based on the number of dedicated machines. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these include the continued market acceptance and growth of our Dimension TM 3D printer and our FDM 200mcTM , 360mcTM , 400mcTM , 900mcTM, MaxumTM, TitanTM, and VantageTM productivity lines; the size of the 3D printing market; our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; our ability to maintain the growth rates experienced in this and preceding quarters; our ability to introduce and market new materials such as ABS-Plus and ABS-M30; and the market acceptance of these and other materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the timely development and acceptance of new products and materials; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the direct digital manufacturing capabilities of our core FDM technology; the success of our RedEyeRPMTM and other paid parts services; and the other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC Reports, including the our quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q throughout 2008; and our annual report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2007.


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