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Mr. Jon Cobb

Vice President and General Manager of 3D Printing

Stratasys Inc

Direct Phone: (952) ***-****       

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Stratasys Inc

7655 Commerce Way

Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

United States

Company Description

Stratasys, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and services a family of three dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems that enable engineers and designers to create physical models, tooling and prototypes out of plastic and other mat ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

System Engineer Staff (System Tester)
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vice President and General Manager
The Dimension 3D Printing Group

Fighter Pilot and Squadron Commander
Air National Guard / United States Air Force

System Engineer
Ajilon LLC

Director of Marketing



University of Wisconsin , Madison

B.S. degree

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Stratasys executive vice president, ...

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Stratasys executive vice president, Jon Cobb said, "3D printing technology is becoming increasingly accessible to a growing number of companies and consumers.

Civic Caucus interview with Stratsys, Ltd-Eden Prairie firm_ Minnesota can be a leader in new manufacturing technology

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Stratasys, Ltd., executives Jim Bartel, Jon Cobb, Jeff DeGrange and Sharon Steinhoff Smith

Present: Jim Bartel, Dave Broden, Janis Clay, Jon Cobb, Jack Davies, Pat Davies, Jeff DeGrange, Paul Gilje (coordinator), Joe Hiemenz, Randy Johnson, John Kemper, Sallie Kemper, Dana Schroeder, Clarence Shallbetter, Sharon Steinhoff Smith.
Jon Cobb is Executive Vice President of Global Marketing of Stratasys, Ltd., the position he has held since 2010. Cobb also held the position of Vice President and General Manager for the Dimension 3D printing business unit of Stratasys since January 2002. He joined the company as Vice President of Marketing in August 1995. Before joining Stratasys, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Westec Security, Inc., and held various management-level sales and marketing positions with Lockheed Martin's Calcomp Division.
Cobb received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a very disruptive technology, similar to the early widespread use of computers in the 1980s, say Stratasys, Ltd., executives Jim Bartel, Jon Cobb, Jeff DeGrange and Sharon Steinhoff Smith.
Cobb says the investment in education would do more to improve Minnesota's competitiveness than spending public money on incentives to attract or keep businesses in various cities in the state.
Cobb says important reasons Stratasys is located in Eden Prairie is that the company started in an incubator corridor in Eden Prairie and that the city has a core of high-tech companies.
Jon Cobb offered background on 3D printing and on Stratasys during those 25 years.
Since that time, Cobb said, 3D printing has proliferated from the lower end of the consumer marketplace all the way to medical applications, such as body implants, and to various manufacturing uses. It's used in a wide variety of processes and industries.
Cobb described three different methods used to produce the layers used in the 3D production process: one uses thermoplastics, one uses photosensitive plastics that include rigid and rubber-like materials, and one uses a wax-like material. He described the processes as similar to "a factory in a box" and said metals may be used in the future.
3D printing content comes from variety of places. Cobb said early on, concepts were developed with sketches done on paper. He said 3D content today comes from virtual design, the medical field, 3D scanning and free modeling, such as Google SketchUps. He said there is also a lot of untapped potential opportunity in the architectural community.
Since then, Cobb said, the company has either merged with or acquired a number of companies.
Cobb said a lot of industries use 3D printing: "If someone can design it, if someone can think about it, someone can print it."
Cobb added that the company originally started in an incubator corridor in Eden Prairie, which was partially funded by the University of Minnesota. "A key component of the company being in Eden Prairie and probably being in Minnesota was this incubator model set up on Hwy. 169," he said.
Cobb said most of the activity today is in thermoplastics. Stratasys is looking at possibly using s in the future. He said metal is interesting, but there is still huge opportunity in the thermoplastic area that hasn't even been scratched yet.
Cobb said Stratasys has installed 3D equipment into elementary schools, high schools, four-year universities and two-year technical colleges, especially in the South.
Cobb said if we're trying to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. and of Minnesota, money going to education puts the state and local cities into a better competitive environment.
The other type of public investment, he said, is to bring jobs into a certain area. "This company hasn't played that card at all," he said. He said Stratasys is a good business for a community to have, since it's a clean company and offers high-paying jobs in manufacturing, science and math. "It's important for the city of Eden Prairie and Minnesota to keep a company like ours here," he said.
An interviewer asked how much the tax environment in Minnesota affects the company's decision about staying in the state. Cobb replied that Stratasys is now an Israeli company and that one factor in that decision was that taxes in Israel are much lower than in Minnesota or the U.S.

News | Immersive Education Initiative

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Boston, MA - May 22, 2014 The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Jon Cobb, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Stratasys, will keynote the IMMERSION 2014 Business and Economics day in Los Angeles, California, this June.

Additive Manufacturing - VistaTek

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Lately, some people in the business have been calling it "the factory of the future," said Jon Cobb, vice president of global marketing for Stratasys Inc., an Eden Prairie company that makes 3D printers for companies like VistaTek.

"You don't have to have a lot of tooling or a lot of inventory on hand," he said. "You design the product, input it and it prints out quickly. It's a factory in a box.
Stratasys even created a side business it calls "Redeye" to handle quick turnaround jobs using its own machines. Most of Redeye's work is making either prototypes or things that Cobb calls "jigs and fixtures" - plastic tools or brackets that are used in manufacturing.
It was lighter, ergonomically designed and made of plastic so it was less likely to scratch the cars, Cobb said.
For manufacturers in industries where designs turn over regularly, like automakers, it's easier and faster to order jigs and fixtures from a 3D printing concern than doing it the old way with molds and metal or plastic, he said.

Jon Cobb (left), vice ...

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Jon Cobb (left), vice president of corporate affairs at Stratasys, discusses how 3D printing is changing manufacturing competitiveness

Jon Cobb (left), vice president of corporate affairs at Stratasys, discusses how 3D printing is changing manufacturing competitiveness

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