ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 15, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of Rapid 3-D Modeling, Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that it has received an order for ten systems from Tangible Express of Springville, Utah.
Tangible Express, a pioneer in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Fractional Ownership, is expanding its capacity with this large
systems order to support the recent launch of its Tangible Alliance
Program(TM) (TAP). This new and innovative hosted fractional ownership
solution enables customers to have access to the exact amount of Rapid
Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing capacity they need without the
associated operating, training, maintenance, facilities and service
costs. Tangible Express already owns and operates a fleet of systems
which includes several Viper(TM) Pro SLA(R) and Sinterstation(R)
HiQ(TM) HS SLS(R) Systems.
The order of ten state-of-the-art systems includes six Viper(TM)
Pro SLA(R) Systems, three Sinterstation HiQ(TM) HS SLS(R) Systems and
a Viper(TM) SLA(R) System. This purchase expands Tangible Express
materials portfolio through additional dedicated machines and
materials combinations and enhances its ability to deliver the most
comprehensive 3D Systems supplied material selection for parts in the
"This order not only creates more available inventory, but it
allows us to offer our users a turnaround time unheard of in the
industry," said Alex Linde, president and chief operating officer of
Tangible Express, which recently announced it was expanding its
operations to a new facility to provide enough room for the systems
"This order adds 16 manufacturing platforms of 3D Systems' latest,
most productive and accurate systems for us to build owners' orders
on," added David McInnis, Tangible's founder and chief executive
officer. "We are deliberately investing in this additional capacity
now so that we could meet demand and offer our fractional owners a
significantly reduced lead-time. Our goal is to set a new industry
standard by producing owners' builds within hours instead of the
current industry practice, which is days."
As part of 3D Systems' commitment to its customers' success, the
company is providing dedicate on-site service to Tangible Express,
maximizing systems' performance and up-time.
"We are delighted to support such an innovative company as
Tangible Express and are proud that they chose 3D Systems as the
backbone of their fractional ownership program," said Abe Reichental,
3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "By choosing to
build their fractional ownership business model based on our latest,
high-quality and accurate Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems,
Tangible Express can deliver to its fractional owners cutting-edge
technology at an affordable price as they need it and when they need
it. We believe that the combination of our latest Systems and
Materials along with Tangible Express' innovative way of delivering it
to the marketplace as fractional ownership of both SLA(R) and SLS(R)
technologies will open new price-sensitive market segments not
currently addressed by our solutions."
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of Rapid 3-D Modeling,
Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials
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:
Transform your products.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com,
or via e-mail at email@example.com.
About Tangible Express
Tangible Express, a Springville, Utah-based company, has pioneered
the Rapid Prototyping Fractional Ownership model with its Tangible
Alliance Program(TM). As a service provider, the company produces
prototypes for manufacturers, design firms and other companies needing
high-quality parts built from state-of-the-art equipment.
More information on the company is available at