ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 15, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that FineLine Prototyping, an authorized 3D Systems' Preferred Service Provider (PSP) with a comprehensive portfolio of 3D Systems' latest systems and solutions, has expanded its Rapid Manufacturing capabilities beyond its core Stereolithography expertise by purchasing a Sinterstation(R) Pro 230 SLS(R) System.
With this addition of in-house, state-of-the-art Selective Laser
Sintering (SLS(R)) capacity, FineLine Prototyping has the ability to
deliver injection-molding quality, end-use parts with outstanding
definition, surface finish and accuracy, built from the toughest
available plastics. FineLine plans to use its newly acquired
Sinterstation(R) Pro System to offer parts made from 3D Systems'
durable DuraForm(R) EX Black Plastic, a newly introduced material that
rivals the toughness of injection-molded polypropylene and ABS and
delivers high performance, functional parts primarily for FineLine's
growing military, aerospace and automotive customers.
"With the capabilities that the Sinterstation(R) Pro System offers
us and our customers, we are ready to venture beyond our core
Stereolithography services," said Rob Connelly, president of FineLine
Prototyping. "What I have seen in the Sinterstation(R) Pro System is a
significant step-up in quality from the sintering parts of the past, a
step-up made possible by state-of-the-art digital scanning and thermal
controls. These new machine capabilities, coupled with the new
DuraForm(R) EX Black materials, give me confidence to go after new
business opportunities such as applications for under-the-hood
components and general high performance, functional parts. As a
branded and differentiated provider of high quality precision parts,
we look for opportunities to partner with leading suppliers like 3D
Systems to enhance our own leadership position and overall customer
FineLine Prototyping's current inventory of systems includes its
new Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) System, six Viper(TM) SLA(R) Systems,
two InVision(R) HR 3-D Modelers and two Viper(TM) Pro SLA(R) Systems,
including a Viper(TM) Pro System that adds additional vat capabilities
and a larger build volume.
"I'm very pleased that FineLine Prototyping is expanding its reach
into the Rapid Manufacturing arena with a Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R)
System," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief
executive officer. "We are proud to call FineLine Prototyping a 3D
Systems' Preferred Service Provider and excited that our latest
expertly integrated Pro solutions are helping Rob and his team succeed
in delivering to their customers high quality, differentiated Pro
Parts manufactured with smooth surfaces, fine features, sharp edges
and tight tolerances."
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 e-mail at email@example.com.
About FineLine Prototyping
FineLine Prototyping is a service provider for the Rapid
Prototyping and Manufacturing marketplace. It specializes in
high-resolution Stereolithography and 3-D Printing for the medical
device, consumer electronics, aerospace and tooling industries.
FineLine also manages printapart.com - an online 3-D printing service
for model hobbyists and for jewelry and small-part metal-casting
More information on the company is available at
www.finelineprototyping.com, or via e-mail at