SYS Systems is the UK's dedicated platinum partner to Stratasys, the world's biggest commercial 3D printing brand. Making additive manufacturing (AM) accessible to one and all, our mission is to help businesses harness the full power of AM to design, refine, iterate, create and manufacture anything.
We have more than two decades of experience in AM and are experts in 3D printing for industry and commerce. No matter if you are new to 3D printing or already an established user, we can help you unlock the power of 3D printing for your business through our extensive network of industry experts and creative technology specialists.
Who are we?
As the UK’s only dedicated partner to Stratasys, we are here to serve the whole of the UK and Ireland direct from our Advanced Innovation Centre in Derby. We offer business and technical consultancy advice, service and maintenance, training, installation, print and design services, as well as the latest industrial 3D printers from Stratasys.
Who do we work with?
In over 20 years, we have built up a loyal customer base of blue-chip companies throughout the UK who trust our knowledge and expertise to help them transform their workflows with cutting-edge 3D printing technology. Customers include Airbus Defence & Space, Aston Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, GE Aviation, McLaren Automotive, and many more.
Stratasys has evolved into the world’s most pioneering additive manufacturing institution, helping companies into space, onto the catwalk, on the runway, in the pit lanes and on the hospital wards.
Anything is possible with 3D printing and at SYS Systems, it has always been our mission to show you how and why you should use additive manufacturing for increased flexibility and speed, with reduced costs and downtime, but also to create unbelievable parts time after time.
Whether you are looking for a single 3D printer or a complete end-to-end solution to help you design and manufacture your products more efficiently, we have the expertise and experience to help you every step of the way. We have unrivalled expertise in the latest and most cost-effective technologies on the market. With a network of experts in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors, we can help you identify and implement the most appropriate additive manufacturing solution for your business needs.
Find the right solution for your requirements
From concept to launch and beyond, SYS Systems offers an end-to-end solution for the creation, development and manufacture of your digital products. Whether it is for product design, manufacturing or healthcare, there is a Stratasys system to meet your business demands to help you grow.
Discover more about the history of Stratasys and SYS Systems, from where the 3D printing journey started to how it became world-leading additive manufacturing technology.
The invention of FDM
Scott Crump and his wife Lisa founded Stratasys in Minnesota, USA, after the invention of the technology known as fused deposition modelling (FDM).
First product launched
Stratasys launches its first product, 3D Modeler, going on to develop larger rapid prototyping machines suited to the marketplace, selling to major corporate customers such as General Motors, 3M, and Pratt & Whitney.
Stratasys goes public
To raise more capital, Stratasys went public in October 1994, selling 1.38 million shares of common stock at $5 per share, netting approximately $5.7 million, to expand the company’s engineering capabilities in order to add features and applications to its rapid prototyping products, as well as for marketing and sales.
A whole new Dimension
Stratasys introduced Dimension, a small, easy to use 3D printer capable of being networked. Dimension used ABS plastic, making the models it produced functional and suitable for testing, and brought rapid prototyping technology to a new and much larger base of customers.
Rapid Techniques Ltd established
Rapid Techniques Ltd is formed in Derby to supply Z Corporation ZPrinter 3D printers to the UK market.
A new direction
Rapid Techniques Ltd changes its name to Objet Printer Solutions (OPS), becoming the UK provider of Objet Ltd 3D printers, the developer of PolyJet technology and a leading manufacturer of 3D printers based in Rehovot, Israel.
OPS were awarded the European Partner of the Year award for outstanding performance by Objet Ltd.
Stratasys merges with Objet
SYS Systems is formed
Following the Stratasys merger with Objet Ltd, OPS changes its name to SYS Systems to provide Stratasys and Objet 3D printing systems to the UK and Ireland market.
SYS Systems is awarded Platinum Partner status by Stratasys for the first time, acknowledging the excellent levels of service provided to customers and expanding the portfolio of products available.
Stratasys purchases MakerBot
Stratasys announced that it had purchased MakerBot Industries, an American desktop 3D printer manufacturer.
The EMEA’s best
SYS Systems were awarded the EMEA Partner of the Year award by Stratasys for a strong performance throughout the year.
Advanced Innovation Centre opens
To expand capabilities and meet growing customer expectations, SYS Systems moves into a purpose-built 4,000 sq ft Innovation Centre near Derby under the Carfulan Group umbrella.
Stratasys launches Origin One
After acquiring 3D printing start-up Origin Inc, Stratasys launches the Origin One, an updated version of Origin’s machine which runs on Programmable Photopolymerisation (P3) technology.
Stratasys steps into SAF
Stratasys acquires Xaar 3D, which provides 3D printers using Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) technology, a type of powder bed fusion. The first product to be launched with this technology is the Stratasys H350.
SYS Systems Open Day
The SYS Systems Open Day at the Advanced Innovation Centre saw hundreds of people attend to witness Stratasys 3D printing technology first-hand and listen to live talks from key Stratasys personnel.
10 years at the top
A landmark year saw Platinum Partner status awarded to SYS Systems for the 10th consecutive year, continuing the high standards of customer support.
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