Sep.2, 2013

Stratasys was founded in 1989, by S. Scott Crump and his wife Lisa Crump in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Stratasys and Objet completed their merger last year. The new company, Stratasys Ltd is based in Eden Prairie, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, the hometowns of Stratasys and Objet, respectively.

Since then, Stratasys is quickly expanding its operation in Eden Prairie. According to Star Tribune's report, "so far this year, the company has added 126 jobs in the Minneapolis suburb, a 33 percent jump to just over 500 people. And it expects to hire another 30 to 40 people before the end of the year."

"We've got openings in IT, engineering, sales, manufacturing, marketing, administrative, customer service and finance," said Scott Crump, chairman and co-founder of Stratasys in an interview.

(image credit: Star Tribune)

The merger with Objet brings more orders from Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies that want to do business with a market leader, said Crump.

"It's comforting to larger customers to be dealing with a vendor that is a partner, not with what may be a fly-by-night start-up," said Bobby Burleson, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity in San Francisco.

 

"There's huge change taking place in the way manufacturing is being done, and there's a lot more pressure on companies to have a 3-D printing strategy," he said. "If a part is needed in low volumes, a company may just manufacture it with 3-D printing instead of conventional methods. Or a company may use 3-D printing to make the machine tooling used in manufacturing to save on cost."

Recently UPS announced select UPS Store locations will be offering 3D printing services in-store. These 3D printers will be made in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

According to Star Tribune, Stratasys' Eden Prairie operation have produced about 80 percent of its installed base of approximately 30,000 3-D printers and made it the largest source of Stratasys' products.

Crump said Eden Prairie also might benefit from the company's more recent acquisition of leading entry-level 3D printer maker MakerBot. He believes some of the MakerBot clients will also be interested in purchasing their industrial 3D printers (cost from $10,000 to $600,000).

 

Source: Star Tribune

 

Posted in 3D Printing Company

 

 

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Glenn Fricke wrote at 10/20/2013 10:03:24 PM:

I would like to know if Stratasym is hiring in the area of Quality Assurance. I do have an exceptional resume in Quality Control and an excellent working background with many manufacturing companies. If possible, I would like to submit my resume and references to the appropriate contact person(s). My email is: sfricke@frontiernet.net Best Regards, Glenn Fricke



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