From the press release (Link):
Stratasys announced it has reached an agreement with Arcam AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, for Stratasys to be the exclusive North American distributor of Arcam® rapid manufacturing and prototyping systems.
In Arcam’s patented electron-beam melting (EBM) process, called CAD to Metal®, titanium powder is transformed into solid metal parts for either functional prototyping or end-use. The process is currently used in three main industries: aerospace, automobile, and medical implants.
“This agreement launches Stratasys into metal-powder systems and closes the gap so that it can now go head-to-head with almost anyone in the world of additive fabrication technology,” says Terry Wohlers, president of independent consulting firm Wohlers Associates
“Our products range from entry-level 3D printers through systems offering high speed and resolution to high-productivity systems that build strong, accurate plastic parts,” says Stratasys CEO Scott Crump. “And now we offer the ultimate in rapid manufacturing and prototyping – the EBM direct metal process. This strengthens our position in the growing RP&M (rapid prototyping and manufacturing) market.