Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 5:00 AM
Rock Hill, SC – June 29, 2011 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced that Quickparts® recently assisted Eye-Com Corporation in the design and development of Eye-Com?s innovative EC7T eye tracking system.
Designed and developed by Eye-Com Corporation, the EC7T is an advanced eye tracking platform that uses frame mounted micro-cameras to record eyelid and pupil activity, as well as to track head movement. The integrated, wearable system is a versatile device with all video, lighting, and electronic components encased within the uniquely designed, unobtrusive eyeframes. This technology has many research and practical applications such as fatigue detection, assistive communication for handicapped or disabled people, military training, medical use, and video games.
Knowing that the eye-frame design needed to contain a variety of complex components, Eye-Com hardware expert Eliot Drake and his team confidently turned to Quickparts for SLA prototypes to assist with validating the design for production. “Instant quoting and quick turnaround allowed us to quickly make several iterations of our new device without wasting time,” said Drake. “Quickparts has always delivered on time. The quality, functionality and finish allowed us to show these parts as more than just prototypes.”
“Quickparts was pleased to be part of the development process with Eye-Com,” said Patrick Hunter, Vice President and General Manager for Quickparts. “Helping our customers develop innovative products like this makes our business exciting and rewarding.”
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,), 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 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 end-use parts empowering our customers to create with confidence.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com