ROCK HILL, South Carolina – May 3, 2010 - 3D Systems (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced today the immediate introduction of Accura® PEAK™ Plastic, a newly engineered SLA plastic designed for optimal performance, accuracy and stability during prolonged exposure to elevated temperature and humidity.
Accura® PEAK™ Plastic is ideal for the most demanding automotive, aerospace and motorsports applications whose rigors require strength and stiffness and the highest levels of thermal and humidity stability. Accura® PEAK™ Plastic is a precision material for the production of high definition master patterns, fixtures and jigs, thermoforming tools and functional models requiring accuracy and dimensional stability over time. Additionally, the properties of this new plastic make it a natural fit for the custom production of under-the-hood automotive parts for performance evaluations.
“Accura® PEAK™ Plastic is a breakthrough material specifically tailored for extreme operating environment applications for our growing base of automotive, motorsports and aerospace users,” said Steve Hanna, 3D Systems’ Director of Materials Sales and Marketing. “This new plastic also supports our geographic expansion plans into regions of the world where extreme ambient conditions dictate this level of performance stability.”
Designed for use with iPro™ and Viper SLA Systems, Accura® PEAK™ Plastic is immediately available through the 3Dproparts™ network.
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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.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com