Stratasys Mojo 3D printerStratasys' Mojo 3D Printer.
Stratasys will be demonstrating these developments in conjunction with Sculpteo - which offers customers an online 3D printing service via its web platform - at the annual event in Paris between April 30th and May 3rd at Portes de Versailles.
Over the course of the Concours Lépine show, Stratasys and Sculpteo will demonstrate how designers and inventors can both create professional-grade 3D-printed prototypes from their desktops using a Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer, or via Sculpteo's online 3D printing service.
Based on Stratasys' patented Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology, this facility enables fast builds of accurate and durable concept models, as well as functional prototypes and end-use parts in standard, engineering-grade and high-performance ABSplus thermoplastic.
On Stratasys and Sculpteo's stand there will be high-quality models that will serve to highlight some of the wide-ranging applications and sectors in which 3D printing is becoming increasingly prevalent.
General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Stratasys Andy Middleton commented: "As a technology, 3D printing continues to establish itself in a whole range of applications across a number of different industries and we're delighted to be able to demonstrate its vast benefits at the Concours Lépine."
He added: "Given its ability to rapidly and cost-effectively produce one-of-a-kind functional prototypes, including those with complex geometries and moving parts, 3D printing could well hold the key for many inventors looking to realise their creations and convey their concepts to manufacturers.
"In turn, 3D printing grants those companies the means to efficiently produce short-run quantities without the usual commitment and outlay of traditional methods."
Concours Lépine is in its 112th year and 2013's edition of the exhibition aims to yet again provide a stage for the most cutting-edge innovations to emerge from the global inventor community.
In addition to other inventors, the audience of some 800,000 people will include industry insiders, engineers and designers.
The show was established in 1901 by Louis Lépine, who was then Chief of Police in Paris. Mr Lépine decided to set up a competition for inventors in order to encourage small toy and hardware manufacturers, and since then the event has grown to the expo that it currently is, becoming famous for presenting breakthrough innovations and ideas to the world.