MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading film industry model-maker, FBFX Ltd, uses Stratasys' Objet30 Desktop 3D Printer to design key components for lead actress Noomi Rapace's space helmet
Model-makers such as FBFX turn to 3D printing as world of filmmaking goes digital
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today announced how global model-maker of props and costumes for the film industry, FBFX Ltd, has increased its business since bringing Stratasys 3D printing technology in-house. The UK-based film specialist disclosed details of how its Stratasys Objet30 Desktop 3D Printer was critical in designing complex components for the space helmet used by leading actress Noomi Rapace in recent Hollywood blockbuster, Prometheus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/612648-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/612648-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/612648-c ) With over 20 years' experience in model-making for the film industry and working with many of the world's leading film directors and designers, FBFX recently invested in a Stratasys Objet30 Desktop 3D Printer to enhance its in-house prototyping capabilities. According to Grant Pearmain, FBFX Managing Director, the company has been investing in new technologies to outpace the rapidly-changing requirements of the film industry: "The film industry is rapidly moving towards digital - more and more 3D files are coming in, so we've had to align our in-house resources to meet this demand. We can now take 3D data and quickly 3D print a model for our customers to hold in their hands and make design changes if necessary. Having this capability puts us on the frontline, and in this business, having the most cutting-edge technology in-house can be the difference between being called upon for a multi-million pound movie or not."