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Watch: Stratasys is betting its future on 3D printing moving beyond rapid prototyping

US-based 3D printing company Stratasys got started when founder and chairman S Scott Crump had an idea to fashion a toy frog from a glue gun back in 1988. 

The Eden Prairie, Minnesota based company currently employs close to 3000 people across 31 countries and has India operations in Bengaluru. The outfit here works on prototyping and ideating 3D solutions for sectors such as aerospace, automotive, industrial, recreational, electronic, medical and consumer product OEMs.

3D printing was the buzzword in the enterprise technology ecosystem until a few years ago before artificial intelligence, cloud computing, analytics and internet-of-things stepped into the limelight.

In an interview with TechCircle, Stratasys CEO Rajiv Bajaj spoke about how 3D printing could help enterprises, how the technology is slowly making a comeback, its scope has moved beyond the automotive and manufacturing sectors and the three factors that would help propel the technology forward.

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Bajaj has over two decades of experience in the field of manufacturing with stints at Dassault Systemes, Moldflow and Autodesk.