Dassault Systemes - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Stratasys Ltd has announced a partnership with which 3D printing major?

a. 3D Systems
b. Hewlett-Packard
c. Proto Labs
d. Dassault Systemes
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dassault Systemes

The 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Ltd on 7th Feb 2017 announced a collaboration with global 3D printing major Dassault Systemes.

The partnership is to provide next-generation design tools in the field of additive manufacturing.

The specific partnership with Simulia will enable final part designs that are optimised for weight and strength for aerospace and automotive applications.

Simulia is an engineering simulation software brand under Dassault Systemes powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

For additive manufacturing to reach its true potential, engineers need tools that will allow them to harness the virtually limitless geometric freedom that it provides.

By fully simulating the unique characteristics of the Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) process, they will be able to bring unprecedented accuracy and speed to the design and validation process.

With this partnership, the new industry leading capabilities include design optimisation for lighter weight 3D parts.

This will be using less material than a traditional manufacturing technology to achieve the same performance.

Stratasys: Know More

  • Stratasys is one of top 3D printing companies in the world.
  • Stratasys is headquartered in Minnesota and Israel.
  • It has over 2,800 employees and holds 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents.
  • Some of its major patents are the FDM®, PolyJet™ and WDM™ 3D printing technologies, which create prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files and other 3D content.
  • Its subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape.
  • It has a market cap of $1.02 billion, and as of January 16, 2017, its share price traded at $19.37.