3D Systems Shifts Manufacturing Paradigm with ProX™ 500 SLS 3D Printer

  • Manufactures stronger functional parts up to 7X faster
  • Produces hundreds of precision assemblies economically
  • Integrates new DuraForm® ProX material with lower waste
  • Reduced part cost by 40 percent enables high-volume manufacturing
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 00:02

ROCK HILL, South Carolina and Frankfurt, Germany, – December 3, 2013 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of its ProXTM 500 SLS® 3D printer that delivers superior parts with greater precision, durability and quality in a compact production-grade Selective Laser Sintering system that is easy to own and economical to use. Designed for the manufacturing floor, the ProX 500 produces ready-to-use functional parts and complete assemblies for a variety of aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion products and mobile device use cases.

The ProX 500 is productive, reliably delivering parts with exceptional mechanical properties at production rates that are 7 times faster than comparable technologies. The compact ProX printer was developed in tandem with the revolutionary new DuraForm® ProX material to produce smoother wall surfaces and injection molding-like part quality, with resolution and edge definition that surpasses existing alternatives. With over 80% material reusability, the integration of both the new printer and material yields the most economical material utilization available.

The ProX 500 is equipped with 3DS’ latest print drivers, automated part nesting on the fly and optional, automated material handling module that streamlines production and recycling of materials for an optimal product every time.

“ProX packs in a decade of learning with our leading manufacturing users into the most advanced fab-grade SLS printer available today,” said Kevin McAlea, Chief Impact Officer, 3D Systems.  “With higher production throughputs, better material yields and greater parts precision, the ProX 500 is the first to deliver flexible just-in-time ‘injection molding-like’ parts quickly and economically.”

3DS invented SLS printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992. Today its SLS printers are the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of electronic and fashion accessories.

To get your ProX 500 today and begin to manufacture the future visit: http://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/production/prox-500.

3DS is exhibiting the ProX 500 and revealing a dozen new products that catapult its entire portfolio of design-to-manufacturing solutions forward at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 – 6, 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe, Hall 11, stand E68. The exponential speed, size and capacity gains delivered by these groundbreaking printers, advanced material options, and new scan-to-design and inspection tools defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike with materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated software and hardware tools including scan to CAD and inspection. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.