Stratasys Joins PTC partneradvantage program to INCREASE ACCESSiBILITY and enhance Design for additive manufacturing

PTC technology solutions help customers transform the way they create, operate and service products across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service.

Minneapolis, MN; Rehovot, Israel - Nov. 25, 2014 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced the company has joined the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program at the Platinum Tier to create integrated, collaborative solutions that enable PTC Creo design software users to optimize their designs and streamline workflows for Stratasys 3D printing solutions.

PTC Inc. enables manufacturers to achieve a sustained product and service advantage. PTC technology solutions help customers transform the way they create, operate and service products across the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service. The PTC PartnerAdvantage Program is PTC's technology partner program for complementary hardware and software companies.

Stratasys and PTC share a vision of enabling optimized design for additive manufacturing and helping enterprise customers reap the benefits of production using additive manufacturing. The two companies will participate in joint technical, educational and go-to-market activities that will increase the synergy and accessibility between PTC's design software and Stratasys' complete line of 3D printing solutions. Key customer use cases include prototyping, manufacturing tools, temporary parts, and end-use parts. Designers, engineers, and manufacturers may benefit from efficient, accurate and user-friendly design-to-print workflows, and be able to create lighter and stronger products that have been designed and optimized with additive manufacturing in mind.

"PTC is excited about collaborating with Stratasys to help transform the way our joint customers create great products," said Michael Campbell, Executive Vice President - CAD Segment, PTC Inc. "Our shared vision will not only support our customers as they embrace additive manufacturing but also allow them to exploit new technologies. Collaborating with Stratasys allows us to accelerate our ability to help customers create stronger, lighter, more differentiated products by truly optimizing their designs for 3D printing."

"Working closely with our customers has shown us that there is a gap between design software programs and additive manufacturing technologies, which we are now bridging through key industry partnerships," said Dan Yalon, Executive VP of Business Development, Marketing and Vertical Solutions at Stratasys. "We are therefore pleased to announce this collaboration between two industry leaders, which is designed to create a streamlined experience between PTC and Stratasys solutions. The tools and knowledge we will provide are aimed to allow our customers to save significant time, effort and resources throughout their design and manufacturing cycle and improve the quality of the final products."

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