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American Magic Flies across the Water with Advanced, High-Performance 3D Printing from Stratasys

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RAPID + TCT 2019 – Taking the power of 3D printed carbon fiber to
the water raceway, Stratasys
(NASDAQ: SSYS) is unveiling a supplier agreement with the New York Yacht
Club, American
– challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. American
Magic is the combination of three elite racing programs and a leading
yacht club – joining forces to win the America’s Cup, the highest prize
in sailing and the oldest event in international sports.

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American Magic has integrated 3D printing technology from Stratasys to produce reliable, repeatable  ...

American Magic has integrated 3D printing technology from Stratasys to produce reliable, repeatable final parts for its competitive sailing yacht (Photo: Business Wire)

Capitalizing on the advanced Stratasys Fortus®
, capable of 3D printing carbon fiber reinforced FDM Nylon
12™, American Magic is using high-performance technology to produce
reliable, repeatable final parts for its competitive sailing yacht.
Fully supported by the Fortus 450mc, engineers can design and 3D print
with ease, innovating and re-engineering new parts after each qualifying

American Magic is one of seven international entrants in the
high-profile America’s Cup, scheduled to commence on March 6 in
Auckland, New Zealand. The 36th edition of the event boasts
teams from the US, New Zealand, Italy, UK, Malta and Netherlands. Prior
to the race, the teams will compete in multiple America’s Cup World
Series regattas and the Prada Cup, the Challenger Finals.

With the need for high-speed, light-weight production parts for each
vessel, additive manufacturing is ideally-suited for the demands of
competitive sailing yachts. American Magic boats are specifically
designed with aerodynamics in mind, and supported by the team’s Official
Innovation Partner, Airbus. The boats are mostly constructed of carbon
fiber material, including the critical sails, mast and hull.

“The demands of sailing are very similar to the speed, loads and
lightweight requirements mandated by aerospace. That’s why carbon fiber
is such a natural choice for material,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice
President at Stratasys. “At Stratasys, we have decades of experience
enabling leaders in aerospace and high-performance sports to transform
their manufacturing processes through 3D printing. American Magic is a
great example of innovative manufacturing leaders pushing the boundaries
of success with 3D printing.”

American Magic joins an elite group of Stratasys customers capitalizing
on additive manufacturing to advance competitiveness in high performance
environments – including auto sports, motor cross and professional
winter games. Carbon fiber material is best suited to align with the
requirements of complex, demanding racing – as teams capitalize on 3D
printing to accelerate design iterations, workflows and final part

“The America’s Cup is a racing event like none other and tests the
limits of design and manufacturing,” said Robyn Lesh, Design Team
Engineer at American Magic. “Solid aerodynamics is truly the key, as our
vessels must essentially ‘fly’ over the water with durable, extremely
light-weight parts for racing. Whether it’s for developing prototypes,
controllers, brackets or fittings – Stratasys 3D printing ensures we can
quickly build, iterate and produce industrial-quality parts necessary to
take home the Cup.”

American Magic is maximizing 3D printing for a broad range of
applications, including innovative prototypes and essential brackets,
fittings, and mounts. This work is partially aimed at improving
aerodynamic loads on the team’s test boat, dubbed “The Mule”. The Mule
is a half-sized version of the AC75 racing boats currently in production
for the next America’s Cup.

Stratasys is unveiling its collaboration agreement with American Magic
at RAPID +TCT 2019 in the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Visitors can learn more at RAPID + TCT on Stratasys’ Booth (No. 1201).
For more information on Stratasys’ advanced 3D printing solutions for
high-performance environments, please visit:

About New York Yacht Club American Magic
Formed in October
2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club,
American Magic brings together highly successful racing programs with
one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world. The team represents a
shared vision of launching a campaign for the 36th America’s
Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing’s
premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the
United States.
American Magic will develop and support a team that
will participate in the America’s Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the
America’s Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s
Official Innovation Partner is Airbus. Other partnerships include
Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems
Sponsor Parker Hannifin. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization –

Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D
printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and
PolyJet™ 3D Printers. The company’s technologies are used to create
prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries,
including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and
education. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers
reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as
reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The
Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes: 3D
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