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Stratasys 3D Printing Helps Japanese Fashion Designer Flex His Muscles at Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection in Tokyo

July 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Award-winning Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato, known for creating unique
dresses for famed artists and celebrities, creates neo-futuristic sportswear with an

Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer for his 2014 collection

Stratasys Ltd [http://www.stratasys.com ]. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of
3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today announced that
its Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer
[http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/precision/objet-connex500 ] has been
used to produce unique numbered neo-futuristic bibs for the “Yuima Nakazato 2014
Collection [http://www.yuimanakazato.com ]” which premiered on July 25 in Minami-Aoyama
Tokyo, Japan.

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The concept of the collection is based on Nakazato’s vision of a neo-futuristic sport:
“young street punks, riding on motorcycles, playing a basketball-like sports game in an
underground dune stadium.” For this imaginary game, Nakazato designed an original uniform
and used the Stratasys multi-material 3D Printer to design bibs that combine numbers and
images of human muscles, reflecting his artistic obsession with the idea of “clothing as
extension of the body.”

Sun Junjie, another young designer who collaborated on this project, worked to shape
Nakazato’s imaginative vision, using 3D CAD software and the Stratasys multi-material 3D
Printer. Starting with the modelling of a muscle fiber for the bibs, he used rubber-like
and transparent materials simultaneously 3D printed to enable the clear, soft and flexible
parts. These were then colored to achieve the desired look and feel.

“Without the Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, it would never
have been possible to make these complicated geometries in such a short timeframe. I made
two or three design iterations with the help of prototypes for each piece before it was
completed,” says Sun. “The Objet500 Connex is perfect for this kind of creative, iterative
manufacturing. It provides amazing 16 micron precision, the multi-material capability and
a variety of material choices.

“Innovative technologies enable us to go beyond traditional limits. They will not only
change reality, but also a world of imagination,” Sun explains.

Yuima Nakazato, a 28 year old Japanese fashion designer who graduated from the Antwerp
Royal Academy of Fine Arts with an MA in fashion design, began building his career in 2009
with his first collection in Paris. Since then, his name has been decorated with awards
and accolades, including the Coccodrillo award for shoes, along with the International
Talent Support Vertice Award for Innovation from Ann Demeulemeester’s company, BVBA”32.”
His professional fame was firmly established when he created stage costumes for Lady Gaga
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and world tour costumes for Fergie
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Nakazato agrees with Sun’s appreciation of 3D printing, saying, “3D printing is
revolutionizing the industry. Traditionally, dress making is a short combination of planes
and fabrics to make 3D shapes. But with more advanced materials available in the future,
such as one with the feel of fabric, using a 3D printer we could create a dress of any
shape instantly, just as it is imagined.

Nakazato continues, “I sometimes get an urgent order from the US for which a customer
might say, ‘Send me this dress today. I have an award ceremony tomorrow.’ Currently, it’s
impossible for us to meet her requirements because it would take days to make a dress and
ship it to Hollywood from Tokyo. However, in the future when we begin making dresses with
3D printing, all we will have to do is to send her 3D design files by e-mail. She could 3D
print it in Hollywood and make it to the red carpet the next day.”

Aya Yoshizawa, Marketing Manager at Stratasys Japan, says, “Mr. Nakazato’s unique
talent in couture is clearly evident through this collection. We can see here yet another
example of 3D printing technology enabling unique artistic creations. Especially in the
fashion industry, a designer’s requirement for manufacturing is not limited to geometry,
but also includes quality of texture. The Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer is
able to meet this uncompromised requirement and help visionaries like Nakazato shape their

For details of Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection, please visit the designer’s website
http://www.yuimanakazato.com or his official Facebook page


Yuima Nakazato, Fashion Designer

Born in 1985, graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts with an MA in
fashion design in 2004, held his first collection in Paris and established his own fashion
brand YUIMA NAKAZATO in 2009, held a run way collection in Tokyo in 2010, selected as the
hottest young designer by a Japanese industry magazine, V Magazine in 2011, currently
working in Tokyo and showing in Paris.

About Stratasys Ltd.

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of
3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and
Rehovot, Israel. We manufacture 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production.
Our patented FDM(R) and PolyJet(R) processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods
directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D
printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production
systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, our range of over 130 3D
printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary
inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials.
We also manufacture Solidscape 3D Printers and operate the RedEye On Demand
digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500
granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20
awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: http://www.stratasys.com or


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