Nihon Weed Purchases Sinterstation Pro SLS System from 3D Systems
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Nihon Weed Purchases Sinterstation Pro SLS System from 3D Systems

ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 9, 2008— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that Nihon Weed of Tokyo, Japan, has purchased a Sinterstation(R) Pro 230 SLS(R) System to meet its customers' increasing demand for functional, durable automotive parts.

Already experiencing success with a 3D Systems' SLA(R) 7000 System, Nihon Weed has expanded its Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing capabilities with a Sinterstation(R) Pro 230 SLS(R) System to produce large prototypes within hours or days for its automotive customers.

"We have been using 3D Systems' SLA(R) 7000 System for sometime now with great success. More recently, we have been hearing positive remarks from our customers on the durability of DuraForm(R) made parts and the growing success of large-frame Sinterstation(R) Pro SLS(R) Systems," said Hideharu Atsumi, president of Nihon Weed. "Responding to this emerging trend in Japan, we are happy to partake in the solutions that technology leader 3D Systems is bringing to our marketplace. Equipped with a higher productivity durable parts manufacturing system, we look forward to serving the needs of our automotive customers in Japan."

The Sinterstation(R) Pro 230 SLS(R) System uses proven technology to transform computer-aided design (CAD) data into ready-to-use, accurate and durable three-dimensional plastic parts. With this system, Nihon Weed has the ability to deliver injection-molding quality, end-use parts with outstanding definition, surface finish and accuracy, built from the toughest available plastics.

"I am very pleased that Nihon Weed, a leading Japanese automotive supplier, is expanding its business relationship with us," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "Nihon Weed's latest investment in a Sinterstation(R) Pro System is a testament to the progress that we are making in providing effective Rapid Manufacturing solutions to the automotive industry. Nihon Weed's automotive customers will benefit from the availability of high-quality, under-the-hood components and general high performance, functional parts."

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 moreinfo@3dsystems.com.

About Nihon Weed

Established in 1984, Nihon Weed is a service provider for rapid product development of working prototypes with Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. It specializes in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS(R)) and vacuum casting for the automotive industry. With high quality and low-cost in mind, Nihon Weed satisfies its customers with same-day service.

More information on the company is available at http://www.nihonweed.co.jp, or via e-mail at sales@nihonweed.co.jp.

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