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Stratasys Unveils First Artworks Designed With New Breakthrough J750 3D Printer

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel, Apr 25, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Stratasys Ltd. SSYS, +4.35% the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that it has collaborated with esteemed designers to create the world’s first 3D printed artworks on the company’s breakthrough full color, multi-material J750 3D Printer, launched April 4. The 3D printed pieces – ‘Wolfkiam’ from Nick Ervinck and ‘Polyomino’ from Jose Sanchez – are the first two art and design projects to exploit the advanced capabilities of the new full-color multi-material 3D printer, enabling an unprecedented array of colors and level of detail, as well as geometric complexities for the 3D printing industry. Polyomino marks the final evolutionary phase of a two-year professional collaboration with Stratasys, while Wolfkiam celebrates the launch of a brand new series of high-profile collaborative 3D printed works from Stratasys entitled ‘The New Ancient’, exploring the juxtaposition of ancient crafts and cultures with modern technologies. The collection, which is set to be launched later this year, will also include works from the world recognized Zaha Hadid Architects, Prof. Neri Oxman, Daniel Widrig, Dov Ganchrow and Luc Merx.

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With an unparalleled spectrum of over 360,000 colors available on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Ervinck explains that the Wolfkiam sculpture was designed with these specific capabilities in mind, in order to maximize the potential of the new technology. “The vibrant colors and intricate details of the piece, such as the central lines representing the figure’s veins, were integral to the sculpture, both in creating a sense of movement and fluidity and in reflecting the traditional cultural styles that inspired the work. It would have been impossible to manually transfer this texture onto the sculpture in any other way – it is only with the new Stratasys J750 3D Printer that this first-of-its kind artwork has been made possible.”

As the first piece to be unveiled as part of the Stratasys’ The New Ancient 3D printed collection, Nick Ervinck’s Wolfkiam sculpture epitomizes the dialogue between old and new by combining traditional designs inspired by Incan and Mayan cultures with the advanced technological forms inherent to digitally-produced artworks. “The nature of 3D printing has allowed me to...