About Stratasys Technologies
Stratasys Objet 3D Printers employ patented PolyJet® technology, which works by jetting state-of-the-art photopolymer materials in ultra-thin layers onto a build tray — layer by layer — until the high quality prototype is completed. The intuitive Objet Studio™ software manages the process. And, with the multi-material jetting process found in the Objet Connex family, you can combine different material properties in the same prototype, in a single print - creating the most realistic 3D models possible.
The proven Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM Technology™) is the foundation for Mojo, uPrint and the Dimension 3D Printers. Two materials (one for models, one for support) are heated in an extrusion head and deposited in thin layers on a modeling base. The model is precisely built, layer upon layer. When the model is complete, the support material is removed, leaving an accurate, durable, functional 3D prototype made of engineering-grade thermoplastic.
As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.
While it is still early going, at this point in 2015 I have to say that of all of the vehicles that I have had the opportunity to drive, the Mercedes GLA250 4MATIC is quite simply the most enjoyable of all.
One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.” Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.