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Winners Revealed in 2012 Extreme Redesign Contest by Dimension 3D Printing

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Engineering students worldwide recognized for innovative designs</i> </p>

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Winners Revealed in 2012 Extreme Redesign Contest by Dimension 3D Printing15:56 EDT Tuesday, April 10, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), today announced the winners in its eighth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages students to submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture. Winning design in the Art & Architecture category (Photo: Stratasys Inc.) Dimension 3D Printing is awarding each of three student winners $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the categories of Middle and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture. A list of winners follows. For full descriptions and supporting artwork of designs, visit www.DimensionPrinting.com/extremeredesign Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the three first-place student winners will receive an Apple iPad for use in the classroom. With this year's awards, the contest will exceed the $100,000 mark in scholarships granted since the contest's inception. This year's contest also features a bonus award category: Students who incorporated a school-spirit theme into their designs competed for a $250 gift card.   College Engineering Category Rank:         1Continuouswater supplyhand pump: Akshay Gautam & Gauray Singh, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing – Jabalpur, India   2Diabetic TestingStation: Zahraa Bazzi, Abrar Wazier, Stanley Marek, Wayne State University – Dearborn, MI   3Scissors for rightand left-handedUsers: Isabell Boqvist, Luleå University of Technology – Luleå, Sweden     Art & Architecture Category Rank: 1Desert Rose Kyle Whybrew, University of Central Florida – Grant, FL   2Community Library Alex Tseng, Rice University – Houston, TX   3Green Art Cristina-Maria Agape & Robert-Sebastian Dron, Palatul Copiilor si Elevilor Drobeta Turnu Severin – Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania     Middle/High School Engineering Category Rank: 1Pro Sump Nicholas Pio, Warren High School – Downey, CA   2Diagonal SliceRubik's Cube Quentin Torgerson, Mars Area High School – Mars, PA   3Sand/SaltSpreader Erik Fredrickson, Kingswood Regional High School – Wolfeboro, NH     Bonus Category: School Spirit   Tigre's Bot Tyler Kilgore, Mansfield Sr. High School – Mansfield, OH   Beer Stein Redesign Joseph Huser, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK   Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of independent judges from industry and the engineering media. This year's judges are David Mantey, Editor at Product Design & Development magazine, Ian Kovacevich, VP of Engineering at Enventys, LLC, Patrick Gannon, Engineering Manager at rp+m (a Thogus partner), and Todd Grimm, Editor at Engineering.com. For full descriptions and supporting artwork of designs, visit: www.DimensionPrinting.com/extremeredesign Dimension, a brand of 3D printers by Stratasys, offers computer-aided-design (CAD) users a low-cost, networked alternative for building functional 3D models from the desktop. The 3D printer builds models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic, one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today's injection-molded products. 3D printing allows users to evaluate design concepts and test models for form, fit and function. Online at: www.DimensionPrinting.com Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive-manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands uPrint and 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 FDM, Dimension, Fortus, uPrint and Stratasys are registered trademarks of Stratasys Inc. Fused Deposition Modeling is a trademark 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50233931&lang=en Stratasys Inc.Investor ContactShane Glenn952-294-3416shane.glenn@stratasys.comorEditorial ContactAaron Masterson952-346-6258AMasterson@WeberShandwick.com