Stratasys Announces Finalists for 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Record number of worldwide entries were received

Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – April 2, 2015 –Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has selected finalists for the 11th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

AM_Extreme_Design2This worldwide contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational instituations the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Entries must include a written description and/or video, as well as an .STL file. Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

During the final round of judging, industry experts will select winners in each category. The judges this year are:

  • Tim Shinbara (Technical Director, Association for Manufacturing Technology)
  • Patrick Gannon (Engineering Manager, Thogus/RP+M)
  • Leslie Langnau (Managing Editor, Design World magazine)
  • Todd Grimm (President, T.A. Grimm & Associates)

New this year, the first-place student winner in the post-secondary category will win a trip to a 2015 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference (location to be determined). Stratasys will award first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second and third place winners both receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first place winner in each category will receive a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time.

Regional semi-finalists in each category will receive a 3D printed model of their design. The top-10 finalistsin each category advance to the final stage of judging and will receive a Stratasys Extreme Redesign sweatshirt. To view a complete listing, follow the links for the regional semi-finalists and top-10 finalists.

Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students. Video, photos and descriptions of previous winning designs, as well as contest rules and regulations are available on the Stratasys website.

About Stratasys Ltd.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM®, PolyJet™, and WDM™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 2,800 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com

Stratasys is a registered trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Stratasys Media Contacts:
USA
Aaron Masterson
Weber Shandwick
Tel. +1-952-346-6258
[email protected]

Europe
Jonathan Wake / Miguel Afonso
UK Bespoke
Tel: +44-1737-215200
[email protected]

Stratasys
Arita Mattsoff / Joe Hiemenz
Stratasys
Tel. +972-(0)74-745-4000 (IL)
Tel. +1-952-906-2726 (US)
[email protected]
[email protected]

Asia Pacific
Stratasys AP
Janice Lai
Tel. +852-3944-8818
[email protected]

Japan
Stratasys Japan
Aya Yoshizawa
Tel. +81-90-6473-1812
[email protected]

Korea
Stratasys Korea
Janice Lai
Tel. +852 3944 8818
[email protected]

Greater China
Stratasys Shanghai
Icy Xie
Tel. +86-21-26018886
[email protected]

Mexico
Stratasys Mexico
Erica Massini
Tel. +52-11-2626-9229
[email protected]

Brazil
Tatiana Fonseca
GAD Communications
Tel: +55-11-3846-9981
[email protected]

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