The umbrella term "rapid prototyping" covers various technologies that convert CAD data directly into prototypes as quickly as possible and without manual intervention or modeling. These manufacturing processes also include Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), where the workpiece is developed layer by layer from a meltable plastic – a process more commonly referred to as 3D printing. At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, Stratasys – a market leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing – is showcasing cutting-edge 3D printing solutions, including the new F123-series 3D printer, which is having its German trade fair premiere. Stratasys is also exhibiting advanced materials for PolyJet and FDM technologies that are currently being launched onto the market, and much more besides.
However, the main focus is on the new 3D printer series. Visitors to the Stratasys stand can find out how the professional, all-in-one F123 prototyping systems are set to help simplify the entire prototyping workflow in the future. The new 3D printer series enables designers and engineers to meet the requirements of a wide range of prototyping applications, from concept verification and design validation to functional testing. The user-friendly F123 series is also compatible with GrabCAD Print software. It thus enables users to rapidly produce cost-efficient prototypes for a whole host of key industries, including the consumer goods, aerospace and automotive sectors.