Frankfurt, Germany - Stratasys Inc., a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems, has signed a definitive agreement with HP for Stratasys to manufacture an HP-branded 3D printer. Used by product designers and architects, Stratasys 3D printers create three-dimensional plastic models directly from 3D digital designs.
Under the terms of the agreement, Stratasys will develop and manufacture for HP an exclusive line of 3D printers based on Stratasys's patented Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology. HP will begin a phased rollout of the 3D printers in the mechanical design (MCAD) market in selected countries later this year, with the right to extend distribution globally.
HP's Graphic Solutions Business -- part of the company's $24 billion Imaging and Printing Group -- will execute the distribution agreement.
HP is a provider of Designjet and Scitex large-format printing solutions, Indigo digital solutions for commercial and industrial printing, inkjet high-speed production solutions, and specialty printing systems.