to Leverage Xpress3D?s eCommerce Platform for Online Rapid Prototyping

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA—May 5, 2003– IBSystems, a leading provider of online portals targeted at computer modeling professionals has announced a partnership with Xpress3D. Xpress3D’s ecommerce platform enables seamless transfer of data, instant price quotes, and a multitude of consumer options. Using this platform IBSystems will enhance its MCADCafe Web Portal with an online Rapid Prototyping solution. Users will have the ability to view instant price quotes from a variety of solution providers, using criteria such as price, material, delivery, geography, and more.

“IBSystems is constantly evolving our online communities to empower designers throughout the world and across industries,” said IB Systems president and CEO, David Heller. “We were the first online community to offer a fully functional Virtual Trade Show, bringing together vendors with thousands of users. Our sites are constantly updated to provide the latest tools for the design community and we wanted to offer an easy way for people to order Rapid Prototypes. Xpress3D’s ecommerce platform, combined with our easy to use portal, creates a true online RP marketplace.”

“Traditionally, engineers had to transmit many large files, exchange numerous emails and phone calls, and wait a few days to get multiple quotes on prototypes,” said Rick Chin, Xpress3D president. “Using our platform, design engineers simply travel to, hit a button and multiple quotes instantly appear. The platform brings together users and vendors in a secure marketplace providing choice in price, prototype material, customer review, or geography. visitors have come to expect the latest in technology and information, this is a logical next step for this leading portal.”

Xpress3D’s RP marketplace offers users the option of RP technologies including Stereolithography (SLA),3D Printing (3DP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and more. For more information visit

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About IBSystems
IBSystems is a leading provider of web portals and virtual trade shows targeted at computer modeling professional audiences. Its,,,, PCBCafe, DCCCafe, and CareersCafe web portals bring valuable resources and timely information and job opportunities to professionals in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Architectural Engineering (AEC), Printed Circuit Board (PCB), and Digital Content Creation (DCC) industries. Its CareersCafe brings employers and jobseekers together in each of these high-tech fields. IBSystems complements their portals with Virtual Trade shows and online publications. The company is building and launching additional industry-focused vertical portals and products on an on-going basis. For more information about IBSystems please visit

About Xpress3D, Inc.
Xpress3D has redefined the rapid prototyping service industry. By making rapid prototyping fast, secure, and cost-effective, Xpress3D enables engineers to use prototypes earlier and more frequently in their design processes. Currently Xpress3D delivers prototypes to engineers and designers in 48-hours or less, and works with every major 3D CAD solution. Xpress3D is headed up by Rick Chin and Kevin Campanella. They bring over two decades of experience, and have most recently led the team that invented and delivered the SolidWorks eDrawings product. Get more information and an instant price quote at

For More Information Contact:
Kyle F. Flaherty (on behalf of Xpress3D)
Clipper Communications
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David Heller,
IBSystems, Inc.
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