Stratasys manufactures Additive Manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic production parts. The company markets under the brands Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM (R). The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 285 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defence, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries.