- Multiple industry firsts advances direct manufacturing landscape
- Brings functional, vibrant, precision full-color plastic 3D printer
- Delivers simultaneous multi-materials composite 3D printer
- Enables high volume manufacturing with compact SLS printer
- Redefines Fab-grade Performance with ProX 950 SLA 3D printer
ROCK HILL, S.C. and FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced 3DPRINTING 2.0 anchored by multiple groundbreaking new 3D printing and scanning products that it is showcasing at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 – 6, 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe. 3DS is exhibiting its new lineup of professional products at stand E68 and its extensive consumer products at stand B79, both located in hall 11.
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Throughout this week the company is revealing a dozen new products that catapult its entire portfolio of design-to-manufacturing solutions forward, substantially advancing the 3D printing landscape.
"The cutting edge products we are launching today provide enormous value to our design and manufacturing customers, leapfrogs competitors and extends our first mover advantage in certain key verticals," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "The exponential speed, size and capacity gains we are delivering together with advanced material options and new scan-to-design and inspection tools, defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0 and accelerates our customers' ability to manufacture the future "
3DS is showcasing 3DPRINTING 2.0, represented by its entire next generation 3D printing and scanning products and services at stand E68:
First and only full-color plastic 3D printer – Immediate availability of the ProJet® 4500 3D printer, the first and only continuous tone full-color plastic 3D printer available today. This category-defining 3D printer delivers ready-to-use vibrant, full-color durable plastic parts straight out of the printer for a wide range of modeling, functional prototyping and real-use products. The ProJet 4500 builds with a new class of sustainable VisiJet® C4 Spectrum materials. This revolutionary printer delivers both flexible and strong parts, pixel by pixel, straight out of the printer, in high resolution CMY (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) color with a superior surface finish.
High performance simultaneous multi-materials composite printing –Immediate availability of the ProJet® 5500X, a ground breaking multi-material 3D printer that delivers the highest quality, most accurate and toughest multi-material composites. The ProJet 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites layer by layer at the pixel level in a variety of colors and shades including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. 3DS' printed multi-material composites result in stunningly realistic, functional, large and small prototypes and products for a wide range of manufacturers, designers and engineers.
Largest format production platform – Immediate availability of the ProX™ 950 SLA® 3D printer, the largest-format, highest-speed, greatest accuracy and greenest 3D printer available today. Utilizing 3D Systems' stereolithography technology, the ProX 950 is equipped with 3DS' newest PolyRay™ print head technology that can manufacture real parts at up to 10 times the speed of other 3D printers, drawing on the widest choice of proven high-performance engineered materials that are qualified for the most demanding aerospace, medical device and industrial use-cases.
High-volume functional parts manufacturing – Immediate availability of the ProXTM 500 SLS® (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printer that delivers superior parts with greater precision, durability and quality in a compact production-grade system that is easy to own and economical to use. Designed for the manufacturing floor, the ProX 500 produces ready-to-use functional parts and complete assemblies for a variety of aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion products and mobile devices use cases. The ProX 500 is productive, reliably delivering parts with exceptional mechanical properties at production rates that are 7 times faster than comparable technologies. The compact ProX printer was developed in tandem with the revolutionary new DuraForm® ProX material to produce smoother wall surfaces and injection molding-like part quality.
Industrial-grade direct metal printing – Immediate availability of the ProX 300 direct metal printer, the only industrial grade direct metal platform that was specifically designed for the most demand manufacturing floor conditions, delivering high density, metal printed parts from a large choice of materials and to very accurate precision. The ProX 300 is the first Phenix system to be rebranded as part of 3DS' rapidly expanding DDMS 3D printers family. The company is also immediately beginning to ship its rebranded ProX 100 and ProX 200 DMS 3D printers at EuroMold.
Smallest, most economical, precision 3D parts – The ProJet® 1200 is a new $4,900 micro-SLA 3D printer that is ideal for small, precise, detail-rich parts and casting patterns, such as jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. With a smaller than a coffee maker footprint, all-in-one cartridge and integrated curing cell, it is economical to own, safe to operate anywhere and simple to use. The company is immediately accepting pre-orders for its ProJet 1200 3D printer and plans to commence commercial shipments during the first quarter of 2014.
Advanced material options – The company is delivering several high performance engineered materials and composites, including a new class of sustainable VisiJet® C4 Spectrum materials for the full-color ProJet 4500; revolutionary new DuraForm® ProX material for the ProX 500; VisiJet FTX Green material for ProJet 1200; and new VisiJet composite family of materials for the multi-material ProJet 5500X printer. In addition, 3DS is launching two new materials for its ProJet 5000 – VisiJet M5 Black and VisiJet M5-X. These materials are immediately available as companions to their appropriate printers.
Integrated scan-to-design and inspection tools and print drivers – The company is demonstrating and commencing immediate shipments of its recently announced Geomagic Capture, the industry's first integrated scan-based design and inspection solution. This week the company is also launching Geomagic Print, a universal print driver for its ProJet & ProX printers, which will begin shipping immediately with the new ProJet 5500X and available across the entire portfolio during the first half of 2014.
Cloud sourcing global services - 3DS is showcasing its comprehensive Quickparts® cloud-based design-to-manufacturing service. Powered by the full breadth of 3DS' technologies and augmented by state of the art traditional manufacturing methods and a global footprint, Quickparts is your factory in the cloud with local fulfillment from 10 manufacturing locations around the world.
Democratizing access with consumer 3D printing – The company's growing range of consumer 3D printers, branded content and lifestyle-driven print applications is taking center stage in Hall 11, stand B79. Attendees can experience the simplicity and ease-of-use of the new Sense 3D scanner, the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing, delivering precise, instant physical photography.
For more details on 3DS' 3DPRINTING 2.0 showcase at EuroMold 2013, please visit 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2013. Also join 3D Systems' President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3D Systems' extensive showing at EuroMold by visiting 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2013 and clicking on the broadcast link starting at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Learn more about 3D Systems' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike with materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated software and hardware tools including scan to CAD and inspection. Its expertly integrated solutions replace 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, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
Source:3D Systems Corporation