PTC and Stratasys today announced the companies are working together to deliver a seamless experience between PTC Creo® design software and Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions, allowing designers and manufacturers to perform informed design specification, file preparation, print optimization and print execution from within the PTC Creo 3.0 environment.
PTC & Stratasys introduce seamless Design-to-3D print workflow at PTC Live 2015
Today, these users typically need multiple tools along with 3D CAD software to perform these functions for 3D printing.
The first 3D printer which can take full advantage of the new joint solution is the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-color, Multi-material 3D Production System, which delivers 3D printed parts with multi-color and multi-material combinations, superior surface quality, color accuracy and functionality. Integration with additional Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions is planned for future releases.
“In sharing a common vision of the future of additive manufacturing, Stratasys and PTC have forged a close relationship that begins to benefit our common customers today,” said Mike Campbell, executive vice president, CAD, PTC. “I’m excited about the impact I believe our collaboration will have on new designs across all industries as additive manufacturing continues to grow in production usage, and as our integration and respective products’ capabilities continuously improve.”
PTC and Stratasys aim to drive further adoption of additive manufacturing across a wide range of industries, from automotive and consumer electronics to aerospace and defense, with substantial benefits for designers, engineers and manufacturers in the production of prototypes, manufacturing tools and finished products.
"Lowering the barriers involved in designing for 3D printing and unlocking the vast potential of additive manufacturing are primary goals of Stratasys’ strategic vision,” said Dan Yalon, executive vice president, business development, marketing & vertical solutions, Stratasys. “By cooperating together, PTC and Stratasys intend to bring significant value to our customers – making additive manufacturing more accessible while providing practical, easy-to-use tools for designing and manufacturing using 3D printing.”
Image:Toy robot designed with PTC Creo 3.0 and produced on the Objet500 Connex3 Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Production System
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