OREANDA-NEWS. January 27, 2017. Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today continued to accelerate its industry presence by unveiling a range of premier initiatives at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 - including hands-on product demonstrations, detailed speaking sessions, and a not-to-be missed press conference. Underscored by new strategies and innovations, these announcements address the full gamut of rapid prototyping requirements, expanding the importance of Stratasys advanced 3D printing in product development for consumer products, automotive, aerospace, and other key industries.

At the center of this activity is a strategic press event for media and analysts featuring Stratasys top executives. Continuing to shape the industry, Stratasys is introducing new approaches and solutions aimed at more easily and affordably creating professional quality 3D printed parts and prototypes. Revealed to attendees will be a new paradigm in professional rapid prototyping and 3D printing for the design workgroup. This new paradigm combines engineering-grade quality results with unprecedented ease of use - as well as professional levels of both efficiency and productivity specifically for the workgroup office environment. The session kicks off the afternoon of Monday, February 6.

"Stratasys first revolutionized 3D printing nearly 30 years ago with the invention of fused-deposition modeling (FDM) technology, and we're continuously exploring new ways to increase the value to customers," said Rich Garrity, President Americas at Stratasys. "Our activities at SOLIDWORKS World represent significant milestones for the industry, driving adoption of 3D printing to efficiently perfect designs and improve product functionality prior to initiating any manufacturing processes."

Stratasys is additionally offering a glimpse into 3D printing in advanced manufacturing with an intermediate break-out session - led by Head of Aerospace, Defense and Automotive, Scott Sevcik. Highlighting 3D printing as the cornerstone of today's competitive business strategies, Sevcik will explain how the technology is transforming global manufacturing - creating enhanced operational readiness, improved time-to-market, and new supply chain efficiencies. Learn more about attending this break-out session on Tuesday, February 7 by visiting here.

At the Stratasys booth (No. 701), visitors can immerse themselves in unique additive manufacturing experiences with advanced product demonstrations across the full-line of Stratasys printers and materials. Attendees also have an opportunity to see GrabCAD Print in action - the company's cloud-based job preparation, scheduling and monitoring software. As an open-architected solution, GrabCAD Print additionally empowers solution providers such as SOLIDWORKS to actively collaborate and simplify key functions in CAD-to-3D print workflows and improve 3D printed part quality.

Press and analysts wishing to participate in the media conference or book an executive 1-on-1 briefing should contact craig.librett@stratasys.com.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.