Monday, Dec 21, 2009 4:00 AM

BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Z Corporation, maker of the world's fastest 3D printers and uniquely portable 3D scanners, recently earned two Desktop Engineering magazine honors: the "Reader's Choice" award for November 2009 and "Rapid Technologies that will Change the World."

The ZScanner® 600's selection as the Reader's Choice confirms it as one of the most compelling innovations for the engineering community of the fall. The ZScanner 600 is the world's most affordable portable 3D laser scanner, providing high-resolution 3D data capture to a broad base of users at an economical price.

The ZScanner 600 extends Z Corporation's fast-growing line of uniquely handheld, self-positioning scanners, which are more portable and easier to use than traditional 3D scanners. ZScanners streamline data capture for reverse engineering, product design, cultural preservation and other applications.

Z Corporation 3D printing is credited with helping Mirror Image Aerospace of Ogden, Utah, place third in Desktop Engineering's "Rapid Technologies that Will Change the World" contest. The award goes to companies creating "products or processes that will have a major impact on our lives." The magazine's feature story spotlights the Skywalker Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) personal air vehicle and company CEO Kent Crookston's use of a ZPrinter® 310 Plus 3D printer to fabricate parts for a striking, affordable, quarter-scale prototype model.

"These honors exemplify the growing broad-based interest in 3D scanning, 3D printing and their combined use," said Z Corporation Vice President of Marketing Kevin Lach. "Every new product we introduce opens a range of exciting new applications, we're pleased to be recognized for our innovative technology."

About Z Corporation

Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in multiple colors - and uniquely portable 3D scanners - handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment.

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