“System unit sales, which grew by 52% during the third quarter over last year, benefited from the launch our revolutionary new Mojo 3D printer, the first 3D printer available for commercial use priced under $10,000. Sales of the Mojo were helped by our new program to recruit sales agents who focus exclusively on selling our most-affordable 3D printer lines. Currently, we have expanded the sales agent program to include approximately 130 individuals and will continue to grow the program in the coming months, with the goal of having 160 agents by January of next year. We believe that the Mojo platform, combined with our new sales agent program will continue to drive an expansion in our 3D printer sales.
“Fortus 3D production system revenue grew by 37% over last year, driven by the demand created by innovative new Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) applications across multiple industries. Our proprietary Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM ®) technology continues to be recognized as an innovative and cost-effective alternative manufacturing solution. We are honored that Stratasys was recently chosen to be part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a Presidential initiative that brings U.S. industry together to develop innovative manufacturing solutions using advanced technology. Stratasys was chosen given our company’s industry leadership and our technology’s potential use within U.S. manufacturing.
“Our RedEye parts service, which grew by 26% over last year, continues to experience strong demand, especially for large, complex and highly-durable production parts for the automotive and aerospace industries. We believe RedEye has a distinct advantage for those types of projects, given our ability to rapidly deliver high-quality parts produced on the Fortus 900mc. RedEye currently operates fourteen 900mc systems that are ideal for serving customers that need larger production parts.
“Solidscape, which we acquired in April of 2011, experienced strong revenue growth of 21% during the third quarter over last year. The division’s products are widely recognized as the leader for DDM wax casting applications that require high precision, ultra-fine feature detail and a smooth surface finish. The division’s new 3Z product line, introduced in the second quarter, is a major contributor to its recent success. The 3Z can produce parts at the highest possible resolution within the industry and is generating significant interest with jewelry and dental customers. We are optimistic about maintaining positive momentum within Solidscape, given our recent initiative to expand the 3Z Series into our U.S. educational channel.