ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 21, 2008— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today it plans to unveil its ProJet(TM) DP 3000 3-D Production System, a 3-D Printer that accurately, consistently and economically manufactures precision wax-ups for dental professionals, at LMT's Lab Day Chicago exhibition at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on Saturday, February 23, 2008.
The user of the ProJet(TM) DP Production System scans a model,
designs a virtual wax-up using 3-D software, then sends the data to
the ProJet(TM) Production System to "print" wax-ups in layers; the
system can generate hundreds of units each cycle. Built in VisiJet(TM)
DP 200 Material, the wax-ups have a smooth surface finish and can be
cast or pressed with conventional techniques. The specially formulated
material for dental applications is virtually ash-free and can be used
with traditional laboratory waxes. The printer's large build volume
and optional part stacking and nesting capabilities enable unattended
operation ideal for high-volume production. The open architecture
allows file transfer from any open scanner on or off site. Current
material applications include full cast crowns, bridges, partial
frameworks and full contour units to be pressed over metal and
zirconia copings. This allows small, medium and large sized labs to
stay competitive in today's ever-changing market environment. Other
potential applications include the rapid production of surgical guides
"We are delivering to dental labs a solution that gives them the
ability to increase their productivity and improve the quality,
consistency and delivery of their product," said Abe Reichental, 3D
Systems' president and chief executive officer. "3D Systems is
continuing to improve 3-D Modeling technology, responding to the
growing demand for rapid and affordable dental services."
The ProJet(TM) DP Production System will be available to customers
in the U.S. beginning in March 2008.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.