DE first reported on the ZPrinter 450 in its May 2007 issue, noting innovative capabilities for a color 3D printer including automated setup and self-monitoring, automatic removal of loose powders without liquid baths, a closed-loop system to contain airborne particles, and a cost-per-prototype model of approximately $3 per cubic inch. DE readers subsequently voted the ZPrinter 450 as Product of the Month in May, which was then reported in DE's Aug'07 issue. In capturing the 2007 DE Readers' Choice Product of the Year award, the ZPrinter 450 3D Color Printer garnered a total vote that eclipsed a field of 11 other products that had been previously selected as Products of the Month by DE readers.
"DE is the editorial authority in the MCAD/CAM/CAE market, covering hundreds of new products every year across our electronic and hard-copy media platforms," said Brian Vaillancourt, publisher. "Being selected as Product of the Year by DE's readership represents the highest accolade any solutions developer in this market could hope for. On behalf of the entire DE community, I congratulate Z Corporation on the selection of its ZPrinter 450 as the 2007 DE Readers' Choice Product of the Year."
"Across a variety of industries, the use of 3D printing is becoming a must-have capability," said John Kawola, CEO of Z Corp. "Winning this award is a satisfying endorsement of our technology's unique ability to quickly and affordably produce high quality, full-color physical models."
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers -- machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color, and uniquely portable 3D scanners -- handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment.
About Desktop Engineering (DE)
DE is the knowledge leader that collaborative engineering team, engineering/IT managers and C-level executives in North American-based enterprise OEMs and SMB manufacturers rely upon for the technology news and product information they need to succeed in the global manufacturing market. By reading DE's monthly print magazine, weekly vertical market newsletters, and daily news updates on http://www.deskeng.com, the DE community stays informed about mission-critical design and manufacturing developments including: MCAD/CAM/PLM (3D design and modeling); CAE (analysis and simulation); rapid prototyping/manufacturing and reverse engineering; and engineering IT hardware and HPC solutions that power the product design/development process. DE is published by Level 5 Communications, Inc. For more information on DE, visit http://www.deskeng.com.
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