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[January 29, 2013]

Stratasys Makes Last Call for Entries to its 2013 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, reminds students that just one week remains to submit designs for the 2013 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. As a new incentive this year, college finalists will have their designs reviewed for possible licensing agreement and commercialization by a major manufacturer in partnership with online inventor community, Edison Nation, which operates the hit TV show, Everyday Edisons.


In its ninth year, the contest invites students worldwide to submit inventive new product designs, redesigns of existing products, or original or redesigned works of art or architecture, for a chance to win scholarship money. Students at the middle school, high school and college level are able to participate in the design challenge.

As in prior years, Stratasys will award nine student winners either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the categories of Middle School and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture. Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the three first-place student winners will receive a tablet computer for use in the classroom. Since the contest's inception, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students.

Each submission must: -- be a sound mechanical design -- be realistic and achievable -- include a clear written description of the design.

This year's contest will also feature the award category, "Engineering a Difference," in which students may compete for a bonus prize. Students whose designs are aimed at solving a great societal challenge will have a chance to win a $250 gift card.

For video, photos, and descriptions of previous winning designs, visit Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. For contest rules and regulations, visit Rules & Regulations. To enter the contest, go to Submit Entry.

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. The company manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Prior to merging, the two companies' revenues totaled $277 million for 2011. Its patented FDM® and Inkjet-based processes produce prototypes or manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, the company's range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The company has over 1100 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com / www.objet.com or http://blog.objet.com.

Stratasys and FDM are registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd.

Stratasys Media Contacts USA Europe Stratasys Kristen Pittenger Claire Russell-Jones Arita Mattsoff / Joe Hiemenz Weber Shandwick UK Bespoke Stratasys Tel. +1- 952-346-6148 Tel: +44-1737-215200 Tel. +972-(0)74-745-4000 (IL) Email. kpittenger@webershandwick.com E-mail. stratasys@bespoke.co.uk Tel. +1-952-906-2726 (US) Email. arita@stratasys.com Email. joe.hiemenz@stratasys.com Korea Japan Asia Pacific Jihyun Lee Objet Japan Objet AP Ltd The Hoffman Agency Korea Aya Yoshizawa Vicki Kei Tel. +82-10-3408-1609 Tel. +81 90 6473 1812 Tel. +852 3844 8813 Email. jhlee@hoffman.com Aya.yoshizawa@stratasys.com Vicki.kei@stratasys.com Brazil Mexico South Africa Tatiana Fonseca Patricia Tawil Alison McDonald GAD Communications IDESA PR Connections Tel: +55-11-3846-9981 Tel. +52-55-5253-9670 Tel. +27-(0)11-468-1192 Email: tatiana@gadcom.com.br Email. ptawil@idesap.com Email. alison@pr.co.za SOURCE Stratasys Ltd.

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