Here’s the official email that we just received as a customer.

Special Announcemenet
Important Announcement from StratasysApril 16, 2012

I am pleased to share some exciting news with you. Today we announced that Stratasys and Objet have reached an agreement to merge, creating an even stronger company better positioned for growth.

As you may know, Objet is a leading manufacturer of 3D printers for rapid prototyping. Founded in 1998, the company developed its proprietary inkjet-based 3D printing technology, and today has more than 2,800 customers worldwide, including several of the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Objet is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel and has more than 430 employees.

We are confident that this combination will enhance our ability to serve you by bringing together two companies with customer-focused, differentiated capabilities and a shared commitment to excellence. Objet’s PolyJet™ Technology complements our cutting-edge FDM® and Solidscape® technologies. We believe that together we will offer you an impressive technology portfolio, a broader range of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing and an exciting roadmap for future product development. We hope you share our excitement.

The combined company will continue to operate under the Stratasys name and will have dual headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel. As we work towards completing the combination, there will be no changes in your relationship with Stratasys, and your day-to-day contacts will remain the same. In short, it is business as usual. We will continue to deliver the same innovative products and personalized service you have come to expect. Once the transaction is complete, we look forward to offering you an even wider range of products and services through our reseller network.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call your regular Stratasys reseller representative.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year. Until then, both Stratasys and Objet will continue to operate as separate companies. Given the complementary nature of our technology portfolios and our shared commitment to innovation and service, we anticipate a seamless integration.

We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Scott Crump
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Stratasys

4 Comments on Stratasys & Objet to Merge

  1. Mike Chaffee says:

    Hi Mark, I met you today at the engineering discovery day and you mentioned a US source of cheap ABS filament. What was the url for the company? And do you have a favorite source for PLA? I was looking at faberdashery but their shipping prices turned me away. Thanks for your help.

    • ganter says:

      Mike, thanks for stopping by open house (College of Engineering Discovery Days). The company that produced our newest plastic is
      New Image Plastics Mfg. On the web http://www.plasticweldingrod.com They are located in Ohio. They do not take orders off of the web. You need to call them with a credit card. You will talk to a live, helpful person!

      Their primary business is to supply plastic welding rod. They have the following plastics: Cellulose Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyvinyl Chloride, High Density Polyethylene, High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Low Density Polyethylene, Linear Low Density Polyethylene, Ultra low Density Polyethylene, Medium Density Polyethylene, Hompolypropylene, Copolypropylene, Thermoplastic Urethane, Polyethtlene Terephthalate-Glycol Modified, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, High Impact Polystyrene, and Flexible PVC.

      I have asked about PLA. The response was “If we can find PLA pellets, then they would be happy to form it for us.”

      The minimum order is 10 pounds. The cost for 10lbs of 3 MM ABS was $8/lb + $26 for shipping. Standard colors are white, black and natural. $1/lb extra for simple colors. It was shipped on a cardboard spool (recyclable). They don’t have product just sitting around. They run on demand (thus you might wait a couple of weeks).

  2. Mike Chaffee says:

    Hi Mark, I met you today at the engineering discovery day and you mentioned a US source of cheap ABS filament. What was the url for the company? And do you have a favorite source for PLA? I was looking at faberdashery but their shipping prices turned me away. Thanks for your help.

    • ganter says:

      Mike, thanks for stopping by open house (College of Engineering Discovery Days). The company that produced our newest plastic is
      New Image Plastics Mfg. On the web http://www.plasticweldingrod.com They are located in Ohio. They do not take orders off of the web. You need to call them with a credit card. You will talk to a live, helpful person!

      Their primary business is to supply plastic welding rod. They have the following plastics: Cellulose Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyvinyl Chloride, High Density Polyethylene, High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Low Density Polyethylene, Linear Low Density Polyethylene, Ultra low Density Polyethylene, Medium Density Polyethylene, Hompolypropylene, Copolypropylene, Thermoplastic Urethane, Polyethtlene Terephthalate-Glycol Modified, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, High Impact Polystyrene, and Flexible PVC.

      I have asked about PLA. The response was “If we can find PLA pellets, then they would be happy to form it for us.”

      The minimum order is 10 pounds. The cost for 10lbs of 3 MM ABS was $8/lb + $26 for shipping. Standard colors are white, black and natural. $1/lb extra for simple colors. It was shipped on a cardboard spool (recyclable). They don’t have product just sitting around. They run on demand (thus you might wait a couple of weeks).