3D Printing System has $40,000 Retail Value; eBay Auction Begins Monday, December 7
MINNEAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 1, 2009 — Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), today announced that it will auction the Dimension SST 1200es 3D printer used in Jay Leno’s Garage and donate the proceeds to a charity he supports. The winning bid will receive a complete Dimension 3D printing system with a one-year warranty, along with a NextEngine 3D scanner.
Dimension 3D Printers create plastic models directly from any 3D CAD (computer aided design) program, using ABS plastic. The printer and scanner used in Leno’s Big Dog Garage have been publicized in magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Men’s Journal as well as featured on JayLenosGarage.com. The printer will be autographed by Leno prior to the auction.
The staff at Leno’s garage has used the printer and scanner to create obsolete or hard-to-find parts for his classic cars. "The Dimension 3D printer has been a great help in the Big Dog Garage,” said garage manager Bernard Juchli. “When we got the printer, we didn't know the variety of ways we could use it, or that it would allow us to approach projects differently. We printed models of a heat exchanger for a White steam car and used them to make patterns for sand casting. On that one job, we saved about $5,000 in casting costs alone."
Details for Auction Participation
Proceeds of the auction will go to Bailey’s Café, an educational and cultural organization dedicated to building community and intergenerational relationships in Central Brooklyn. Through various initiatives, Bailey’s participants learn about themselves and each other – their commonalities and their differences. Together they build a stronger, healthier community. Online at www.baileyscafe.org.
Dimension, a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, offers computer-aided-design (CAD) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The printers build models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s injection-molded products. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit. Online at: www.DimensionPrinting.com.
Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication
machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts under the
brands Fortus 3D Production Systems and Dimension 3D Printers. The
company also operates RedEye On Demand, an online service for part
prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2009, Stratasys
supplied 43 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed
worldwide in 2008, making it the unit market leader for the seventh
consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM®.
The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods
directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial
thermoplastics. The company holds more than 250 granted or pending
additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in
the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial
equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries.
Online at: www.Stratasys.com
Dimension, Stratasys, and FDM are registered trademarks of Stratasys, Inc.