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Publication Date: 03/1/2008
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Stratasys Intros Low-Cost Prototyping System
Automatic prototype building system.
Minneapolis, MN — Stratasys has introduced a new additive fabrication system for prototyping and direct digital manufacturing applications. Called the FDM 360mc, the new system has been designed for users with demanding applications who require the same accuracy, repeatability, and material specifications of more expensive FDM systems but who don't need as much speed or as many features.

The performance of the FDM 360mc is the result of technology innovation and manufacturing process improvements in the extrusion head gantry, which has enabled it to be straighter and stiffer. This permits the extrusion head to hold a tighter positional accuracy that can produce parts with a higher tolerance.

The new unit builds with ABS-M30, which offers substantial improvements over the company's standard ABS across a number of mechanical properties, including tensile strength, impact strength, and flexural strength. The ABS-M30 mechanical properties are up to 67 percent stronger than standard Stratasys ABS, expanding capabilities for functional testing or building production parts. The FDM 360mc comes standard with a build envelope of 14 x 10 x 10-in. (356 x 254 x 254mm), which is upgradeable to 16 x 14 x 16-in. (406 x 356 x 406mm). Along with this upgrade comes two more material canister bays, for a total of four bays (two build material and two support material). The larger build envelope and the additional material canisters enable users to run larger builds. When the first material canister is empty, an auto-changeover function loads the second canister and continues the build process uninterrupted. This allows users to leave the machine unattended for long periods of time.

Available slice thicknesses are 0.005-in. (0.127mm), 0.007-in. (0.178mm), 0.010-in. (0.254mm), and 0.013-in. (0.330mm).

For more information, contact: Stratasys, Inc., 14950 Martin Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2020 888-480-3548 or 952-937-3000 fax: 952-937-0070 E-mail: info@stratasys.com Web:

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