Stratasys Concours Lepine
Stratasys Territory Manager for France, Patrick Kieffer, was awarded the Gold Medal within the Concours Lépine’s Chamber & Senate Category.
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems Stratasys announced today (June 5th) that it has received a coveted Gold Award at this year’s Concours Lépine International Inventions Exhibition.
Held within the Foire de Paris event in France, Stratasys was handed the coveted Gold Medal within the Concours Lépine’s Chamber & Senate Category after submitting a patent for a breakthrough pseudo composite material, which offers innovative benefits in the manufacture of 3D printed parts and prototypes.
Using Stratasys' highly precise PolyJet technology, the pseudo composite material, which boasts a multi-phase structure and pre-designed properties – including mechanical, thermo-mechanical, acoustical, optical and electrical, enables the design and formation of numerous combinations of materials.
Gérard Dorey, President of the Concours Lépine, commented: "As it has for 112 years, the Concours Lépine continues to showcase pioneering creations from the most imaginative ideas.
"Stratasys' entry to the competition perfectly typifies the fundamental inventiveness that our judging panel are seeking, while also upholding the pre-requisite criteria of ingeniousness and economic viability."
According to the Concours Lépine’s 2013 judging committee, Stratasys won the prestigious award in recognition of the innovative characteristics of the material and the ground-breaking functionality it affords users. The material also makes it possible to design and test prototypes that are very close to the desired end-user part in terms of mechanical properties and material combinations.
Having been selected by the competition’s President and Jury Members comprising different organisations and institutions, Stratasys was presented the Gold Medal accolade at an official awards ceremony, which also marked the end of the internationally-renowned, Concours Lépine.
As well as the awards competition, the 13-day long event provides a platform for the world's inventor community to unveil and display their innovations to the general public. The 2013 edition welcomed around 600 inventors, one-third of them from overseas.