"The roots of alphacam lie in the introduction of NC programming software for cutting machine tools. In the late 70s, we have set ourselves apart in the then largest machine tool dealers in Europe with this issue.
Mid-80s, we supplemented the portfolio with a 2D CAD solution that we optimized specifically to the requirements of our clients in the equipment design out.
The late 80s it was already around the 3D milling with up to five axes simultaneously. First experience and success in sales and support of rapid prototyping systems we could also collect at this time.
On 1 October 1992 then dropped the actual launch of alphacam under a management buyout. Technologically it went quickly forward with 3D Solid Modeling and Rapid Prototyping and 1994 with the launch of the FDM process by Stratasys in German-speaking countries.
It was followed by the special programming of HSC milling machines and the introduction of the volume scanning method from the American manufacturer CGI in the German market.
The first installations of today's globally successful 3D printer family dimension we installed in the spring of 2002. Since the introduction of the FDM technology we can report with some pride that was delivered every third plant of us all located in the German-speaking world rapid prototyping equipment in about ,
In order to service the Swiss market directly, 2002 under the former name mecasale today alphacam Swiss GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of alphacam founded.
Since 2005 alphacam easily and quickly provides the parts factory to the production of high quality 3D components in different materials as a service.
The service, fabberhouse 3D printing for everybody, is online since February 2011. It offers low-cost 3D printing over the Internet for home users.
In October 2012, the new subsidiary alphacam Austria GmbH was founded to provide an even better service and advice, as well as the use of own service capacity in the Austrian market.
With the merger of Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd. in January 2013 has alphacam also consulting, sales and service for the entire product range of Objet systems PolyJet technology in its portfolio.