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Monday, May 2, 2011 5:00 AM

Atlanta, GA – May 2, 2011 – Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (NASDAQ: TDSC), announced today the release of additional secondary finishing capabilities through QuickCutCNC™. This new rapid CNC machining service, launched by custom manufacturing leader Quickparts®, is now providing anodizing and electroless nickel plating as an option for parts CNC machined from either Aluminum 6061 or 7075.

These finishes are post machining processes that enhance the durability and strength of aluminum by adding an exterior coating to the final parts. Electroless nickel plating provides corrosion protection, wear resistance, solderability, and increased hardness. Anodizing also increases hardness and corrosion/abrasion resistance, while providing electrical insulation and the ability to dye the anodized parts a variety of colors. QuickCutCNC™ is currently offering the following colors for anodizing: Red, Gold, Green, Blue, Black, and Clear (Light Silver).
 
“We are very excited to now offer anodizing and plating to our customers,” said Todd Hellman, Business Manager for QuickCutCNC™. “Along with our online interactive quotes and lead times of less than five days, these new finishing options greatly enhance our ability to meet the wide variety of project requirements we receive from our customers.”
 
About Quickparts
QuickCutCNCTM is an exclusive brand of Quickparts® that specifically provides engineers with CNC machined parts in less than five business days, with material options ranging from aluminum to over 30 different plastics. The machined parts serve as highly functional prototypes since they are constructed from actual production grade materials.
 
Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company, provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers to create plastic and metal parts from rapid prototyping to production, utilizing 3D CAD files. Using patented QuickQuote® technology, Quickparts® is able to provide product designers with an „instant online quote? for the manufacturing of custom parts from prototype to production. Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: Rapid Prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Machined Plastic Prototypes (MPP), Cast Urethane Parts, Injection Molding (Tooling and Parts), Sheet Metal Parts, CNC Machined Parts, and Metal Castings. 
 
 
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and custom part services. Its expertly integrated rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions reduce the time and cost of designing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts; customers create with confidence.
 
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com