Monday, Feb 8, 2010 4:00 AM
ROCK HILL, South Carolina – February 8, 2010 - 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems and parts solutions, announced today that American Precision Prototyping (APP) has added a dual-vat iPro™ 9000 SLA System to its existing fleet of 3D Systems’ large-part manufacturing systems. APP is a 3Dproparts™ Preferred Channel Partner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The iPro family of SLA systems affords customers the ability to make high-quality, durable, end-use parts with exceptional surface finishes. This next generation of SLA systems is specifically designed to economically mass produce reliable, proven parts that rival the precision of CNC machined parts. The iPro system produces not only ready-to-use large parts but also finely detailed small parts. With a dual-vat feature, iPro systems can produce parts from two different materials, simultaneously improving the economics and productivity of the system while providing the production capacity to accommodate the most time-sensitive projects.
“We are very excited to have placed another iPro 9000 SLA System at APP,” said Jason Dickman, APP’s president. “Because of the dual-vat feature, it’s like having two state-of-the-art systems for the price of one. The iPro contains all the desired features that make running SLA systems more efficient, more economical and easier to process. This machine is yet another fine example of excellent engineering from 3D Systems.”
“3D Systems’ iPro technology truly represents the next generation in additive manufacturing,” stated Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation. “Adding another dual-vat iPro to its growing fleet enables APP to truly differentiate itself as a leading service provider and member of our growing 3Dproparts service network. The combination of in-house capacity expansion and access to our entire 3Dproparts portfolio of parts solutions empowers APP to offer its customers the best parts solutions available today. Our long-standing relationship with industry pioneers like APP underscores our commitment to innovation and customer success,” concluded Reichental.
3D Systems launched 3Dproparts, the world’s largest Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service, in 2009. Since then it has expanded the 3Dproparts service to an ever increasing customer base through the addition of Preferred Channel Partners like APP. 3D Systems plans to continue to extend its 3Dproparts service offerings by bringing together the widest range of production and additive grade materials and the latest additive and traditional manufacturing systems to offer its customers the broadest available array of precision plastic and metal parts and finished assemblies.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing, rapid prototyping and manufacturing systems and parts solutions. Its expertly integrated solutions reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Our customers Create With Confidence.
About American Precision Prototyping, LLC
American Precision Prototyping, LLC, (APP), a privately held services company, is the premier rapid prototyping and manufacturing facility in the Midwest. APP sets itself apart from other rapid prototyping and manufacturing facilities by offering free, instant online quoting 24/7, complete project solutions from design to production utilizing the latest equipment and materials in house, providing unsurpassed customer service, and offering their customers a 100% quality guarantee. Instant Quotes, Quality Parts.