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Stratasys First to Offer Monthly Lease for Complete 3D Printing Package

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Package Includes New Special Edition uPrint</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i>At $290, monthly lease price is less expensive than average outsourced job</i> </p>

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stratasys First to Offer Monthly Lease for Complete 3D Printing Package11:10 EST Thursday, November 17, 2011 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- (NASDAQ:SSYS) Stratasys said it will begin leasing bundled 3D-printer packages that include new special edition uPrint 3D printers. Stratasys is the first company to lease complete 3D printing packages. The 3D Print Packs include a new, special edition uPrint 3D printer. (Photo: Business Wire) The uPrint SE 3D Print Pack and the uPrint SE Plus 3D Print Pack are complete 3D-printing packages that include the 3D printer and everything needed to print 3D models. Besides the printer, the 3D Print Packs include startup supplies, a support-removal system, and cleaning agent. Monthly lease packages are USD $290 for uPrint SE and USD $380 for uPrint SE Plus. The monthly lease price is lower than the average cost of a single outsourced model. Non-lease Print Pack purchase prices are USD $15,900 for the uPrint SE and USD $20,900 for the uPrint SE Plus. “With the bundled package, engineers, designers, teachers and others can purchase a complete professional 3D-printing system," says Stratasys Product Manager Mary Stanley. “This makes it as simple as possible to purchase and get your machine up and running with no surprises.” The uPrint SE and SE Plus machines replace the original uPrint and uPrint Plus. The new machines are available without the bundled package, and they are priced at USD $13,900 and $18,900 respectively. The new uPrint special edition machines offer a substantially increased material capacity, with 40 percent more material per spool than the original uPrint series. Material spools contain 42 cubic inches of material instead of the 30 cubic inches previously available. This allows longer unattended print runs than previously possible and requires less frequent spool change. Both 3D printers use SR-30 soluble support material, which enables faster support removal and therefore faster part production than previously possible. The material dissolves up to 50 percent faster than the previous support material in an agitation tank. Designed for office use, the SE edition maintains the basic features of the previous uPrint models, including: Industrial thermoplastic: produces strong ABS plastic parts Affordability: one of the lowest prices for a professional-quality 3D printer Ease of use: no dedicated operator necessary Small footprint: requires only a 25-by-26-inch space The uPrint SE and uPrint SE Plus 3D Print Packs are available through authorized sales representatives. Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive-manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital-manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts. Stratasys manufactures 3D printers for Hewlett Packard, which it sells under the brand Designjet3D. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys had a 41 percent market share in 2010, and has been the unit market leader for the ninth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 285 granted or pending additive-manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.Stratasys.com. 3D Print Pack, uPrint SE and uPrint SE Plus are trademarks of Stratasys Inc. uPrint, Dimension, FDM and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys Inc. Attention Editors: If you wish to publish reader-contact information, please use: info@stratasys.com, 1-888-480-3548, www.Stratasys.com. Forward Looking Statements All statements herein that are not historical facts or that include such words as "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "estimates," "vision," "could," "potential," "planning", "intends", "desires", "assume" or "believes" or similar words constitute forward-looking statements covered by the safe harbor protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding projected revenue and income in future quarters; the size of the 3D printing market; our objectives for the marketing and sale of our Dimension(R) and uPrint(R) 3D Printers; our support removal systems; and our Fortus(R) 3D Production Systems, particularly for use in direct digital manufacturing (DDM); the demand for our proprietary consumables; the expansion of our paid parts service; and our beliefs with respect to the growth in the demand for our products. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business include our ability to penetrate the 3D printing market; the success of our distribution agreement with HP; our ability to achieve the growth rates experienced in preceding quarters; our ability to introduce, produce and market consumable materials, and the market acceptance of these materials; the impact of competitive products and pricing; our timely development of new products and materials and market acceptance of those products and materials; the success of our recent R&D initiative to expand the DDM capabilities of our core FDM technology; and the success of our RedEyeOnDemandTM and other paid parts services. They also include statements about future financial and operating results of our company after the acquisition of Solidscape and anticipated benefits of the acquisition. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results to differ materially from those discussed in a forward-looking statement. Such risk factors include our ability to successfully integrate and market Solidscape products, our ability to retain management and our ability to protect and defend intellectual property. These statements represent beliefs and expectations only as of the date they were made. We may elect to update forward-looking statements, but we expressly disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our beliefs and expectations change. In addition to the statements described above, such forward-looking statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties described more fully in our current report on Form 8-K filed in connection with the completion of our acquisition of Solidscape and in our reports filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50076953&lang=en Stratasys Inc.Investor ContactShane Glenn, 952-294-3416Shane.Glenn@stratasys.comorEditorial ContactsJoe Hiemenz, 952-906-2726Joe.Hiemenz@stratasys.com