3D Systems Introduces DuraForm EX Black

ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 25, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today the introduction of DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic, a new Rapid Manufacturing material for its Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) Rapid Manufacturing systems.

DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic is an easy-to-process, durable material that offers the toughness of injection-molded polypropylene and ABS and is ideal for a variety of Rapid Manufacturing applications. Offering users the opportunity of directly producing black-colored parts, this material provides users with more flexibility in design, while reducing secondary operations needed when painting a part. DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic is non-sloughing, eliminating unintended color transfer rub-off to other surfaces.

DuraForm(R) EX Black plastic parts built on a Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) System overcome a traditional limitation of Additive Layer Manufacturing. The parts remain tough and exhibit very consistent mechanical properties regardless of orientation, including the "Z" direction. DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic retains its toughness at -65 degrees Fahrenheit, or -54 degrees Celsius, a critical functional requirement for many aerospace and automotive applications.

Its toughness and cold temperature performance are among the advantages to TS TECH Co., a Japanese automotive interiors supplier, who recently purchased a Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) System to produce parts with DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic. During Thursday's presentation at the 3D Systems World Conference, Takashi Takahara will talk about the reasons why TS TECH Co. chose 3D Systems' SLS(R) technology.

With the addition of DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic, 3D Systems now has three commercially available Rapid Manufacturing materials for use in its Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) System, a Rapid Manufacturing system that delivers large parts with outstanding feature definition, surface quality and accuracy.

"We are pleased to expand further the range of our engineered plastic materials for Sinterstation(R) Pro Systems," noted Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "Our customers have been asking us for injection-molding performance for a long time. The combination of DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic and the Sinterstation(R) Pro manufacturing system delivers on that requirement."

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid 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 email at info@3dsystems-europe.com.

Contact:

3D Systems Corporation
Investor Contact:
Chanda Hughes, 803-326-4010
Email: Email Contact
Media Contact:
Katharina Hayes, 803-326-3941
Email: Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

SolidCAM: Program your CNCs directly inside your existing CAD system.

Featured Video
Jobs
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Upcoming Events
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event – Walsall at Village Hotel Club, Walsall, WS2 8TJ Walsall United Kingdom - Mar 30, 2017
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017
MasterCAM



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise