Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today further expanded its presence in healthcare by unveiling several new industry collaborations and customer demonstrations - further transforming the use of 3D printing for medical models, driving enhanced education, training, and learning. Presenting at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Stratasys Co-founder Scott Crump is addressing this first meeting of the society's new 3D printing Special Interest Group (SIG). Additionally, the company is teaming up with Minneapolis-based Vital Images, Inc. to speed medical-based deployments of 3D printing technology. This first RSNA-sponsored SIG serves as an important resource for 3D printing and radiology. Recognizing the initiative as an inflection point for hospital-based 3D printing, Stratasys is supporting this launch with the participation of industry thought leader Scott Crump - inventor of revolutionary Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing. Invited by SIG's Chairman Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD, Crump will offer his unique perspective on 3D printing in the hospital environment based on three decades of expertise that's helped to shape this industry. Designed to foster discussion, cooperation and education, the opening session convenes at RSNA 2016. "RSNA's 3D printing SIG is intended to provide a multidisciplinary forum for collaboration among radiologists, physicians, engineers, and other applied scientists," noted Rybicki. "We're excited to have Scott Crump participate in the 3D printing SIG's first business meeting." "Advancements in 3D printing technology for healthcare make it possible for doctors to transform their approaches to surgical pre-planning and patient care. Time and again, the technology is used by physicians to plan, practice and determine appropriate care plans, while minimizing surgical risks and streamlining costs," said Scott Crump, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Stratasys. "This new Special Interest Group will create a forum for the collaboration the market demands at this time."