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Stratasys entered into partnership with Daihatsu

United States: Stratasys Inc., a United States based 3D printer manufacturer entered into a partnership with Daihatsu, a subsidiary company of Toyota for mass customization of 3D printed car parts.

Through Stratasys 3D printer, car's front and rear bumper areas can be developed which are thin, flexible, UV-resistant Effect Skin. In addition, customers can pick from 10 Stratasys Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) 3D printing materials and 15 base patterns, and customize the ‘Effect Skin’ design for a unique look.

Jim Vurpillat, Director of Marketing for Automotive & Aerospace at Stratasys said that with the help of Stratasys 3D printer, a user can customize their car with 15 different option to give their car a unique look.

TechSci Research analyses that Stratasys revenue is expected to be positively impacted by collaborating with one of the leading automotive giant Daihatsu, a Japanese based company. Further, 3D printing would support Daihatsu in car designing and modelling along with expanding its customization of cars.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global 3D Printers Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, global 3D printers market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 31% through 2020. Increasing adoption within manufacturing industries, decreasing average selling prices and government support are the key factors driving 3D printers market globally. Besides manufacturing industries, educational institutes, and research agencies such as NASA are also adopting 3D printers for various R&D activities.

With increasing adoption of personal as well as industrial & metal 3D printers, growing investment on research & development by the companies involved in manufacturing 3D printers coupled with increasing government support is driving the demand of 3D printers across globe. United States, Germany, Netherland, Russia, etc. are the major countries using 3D printers for various applications including automotive, packaging, consumer electronics, etc.

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