Monday, Sep 26, 2011 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 26, 20113D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) today announced the immediate availability of a breakthrough personal 3D printer priced at $14,500, making high-resolution durable color parts accessible to more designers, engineers, architects, marketers, educators and students. The new ProJetTM 1500 printer will be on display at TCT Live 2011, September 27th-29th, 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK in stand number H11 and can be purchased through 3D Systems’ global network of authorized resellers.

 
The new ProJetTM 1500 prints high-resolution, durable plastic parts in up to six different colors. This compact desktop 3D printer is ideal for both the office and classroom, printing parts with unparalleled feature detail and smooth surface finish that bring designs to life at print speeds up to five times faster than any other 3D printer in its class. Parts printed on the ProJetTM 1500 are tough and suitable for a variety of functional testing and snap-fit applications.
 
The ProJetTM 1500 is network ready, featuring email notifications and an intuitive web browser interface for shared access and it is office compatible, emitting no excess heat, odor or dust.
 
“We packaged color together with high-resolution durable plastic printability to make the ProJetTM 1500 nearly fifty percent more affordable to own and operate than other alternatives,” said Buddy Byrum, Senior Director, 3D Printing for 3D Systems. “With every new ProJet™ printer introduction, we affirm our commitment to democratize access and accelerate adoption of 3D printers for the benefit of professionals and consumers alike.”
 
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides creative content development, design productivity tools and curation services and downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.
 
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.