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3DS’ Direct Metal Printing (DMP) produces fully dense, functional metal parts and assemblies for aerospace applications
Unlimited complexity of 3D printed components reduces weight and unlocks never-before-possible performance characteristics in aerospace parts

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 15, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will demonstrate its advanced aerospace solutions, including Direct Metal Printing (DMP), at the 2015 Paris Air Show. At the 3DS booth (Hall 2B, G52), attendees can see firsthand how 3DS’ advanced manufacturing technology helps aerospace manufacturers produce complex end-use parts and assemblies faster, reduce the weight of flight components and dramatically shorten costly, lengthy supply chains.

In addition to the 3DS booth, attendees can visit 3DS reseller Creatix3D’s booth (Hall 4, C3) to see the high-precision ProJet® 3500 MultiJet plastic printer and the fab-grade ProXTM 300 direct metal 3D printer.

3DS’ wide range of print engine technologies and materials enables aerospace clients to reach design goals faster, save money on end-use and prototype parts, and reduce part count in complex assemblies. Through its cloud-based Quickparts manufacturing services, 3DS can provide fab-grade series metal production, and can tap the latest material technologies and know-how like its patent-pending Conformal Lattice Structures and high-temperature, lightweight carbon-filled materials.

“Aerospace companies have long been using our 3D printers to optimize part design and create components of unlimited complexity, thereby improving their buy-to-fly ratios,” said Neal Orringer, Vice President of Alliances & Partnerships, 3DS. “Our direct metal printing technology now gives them the ability to create precise, flight-ready parts and assemblies that require the mechanical properties of metal, all without lengthy lead times and tooling costs. We invite everyone at this year’s Paris Air Show to come by our booth to see the difference 3D Systems makes in the air.”

The International Paris Air Show, one of the preeminent aerospace shows in the world, takes place from June 15 – 21, 2015, at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions in Paris, France.

Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

Leadership Through Innovation and Technology

•3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.

•3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.

•3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.

•3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.

•3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.

Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

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