VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2003--3D Systems Corp.
TDSCE) announced that it will offer owners of the Vanguard
SLS(R) system and selected Sinterstation 2500plus an upgrade option to
a certified Vanguard HS SLS system beginning September 2003. The
upgrade package will provide additional throughput and applications
benefits. The package includes an upgrade to the latest LS software
(LS 3.2), 100W laser system and the Celerity(TM) Beam Delivery System
(BDS), and will carry the HS symbol to indicate the system has been
upgraded by 3D Systems Engineering and is in full conformity with HS
"At 3D Systems, we are committed to providing our customers with
upgrade capability as it becomes available to enable existing
customers as well as new customers access to the latest technology. We
are pleased to provide an upgrade path to the Vanguard HS SLS system
for our 2500plus and Vanguard customers," said Mervyn Rudgley, senior
director product management for 3D Systems. "Upgrade customers should
see up to 80% increase in build speed for DuraForm(TM) GF and PA
material users, thus offering a significant increase in productivity."
The upgrade path will be available for existing systems which
currently have 25W, 50W or 100W laser systems, though early
Sinterstation 2500plus systems are not compatible with this upgrade.
Customers with 3D Systems maintenance programs are eligible for
significant discounts on these upgrades. Current Vanguard and
Sinterstation 2500plus owners should contact their local 3D Systems
representative for more information and availability.
About 3D Systems
Founded in 1986, 3D Systems(R), the solid imaging company(SM),
provides solid imaging products and solutions that reduce the time and
cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect
manufacturing. Its systems utilize patented technologies to create
physical objects from digital input that can be used in design
communication, prototyping, and as functional end-use parts.
3D Systems currently offers the ThermoJet(R) solid object printer,
SLA(R) (stereolithography) systems, SLS(R) (selective laser sintering)
systems, and Accura(R) materials (including photopolymers, metals,
nylons, engineering plastics, and thermoplastics).
3D Systems is the originator of the advanced digital manufacturing
(ADM(SM)) solution for manufacturing applications. ADM is the
utilization of 3D Systems solid imaging technologies to accelerate
production of smaller volumes of customized/specialized parts. A
typical ADM center is expected to contain multiple 3D Systems' SLA,
MJM and/or SLS systems dedicated to full-time manufacturing
Product pricing in the U.S. ranges from $49,995, for the ThermoJet
printer, to $799,000 for the high-end SLA 7000 system. 3D Systems'
multiple platform product line enables companies to choose the most
appropriate systems for applications ranging from the creation of
design communication models to prototypes to production parts. More
information on the company is available at
www.3dsystems.com, or by
phoning 888/337-9786, or 661/295-5600 ext. 2882 internationally. An
investor packet can be obtained by calling 800/757-1799.
Note to editors: ADM and "the solid imaging company" are service
marks; and si2 is a trademark; and ThermoJet, SLA, SLS, Accura, 3D
Systems and the 3D logo are registered trademarks of 3D Systems Inc.
Certain statements in this news release may include
forward-looking statements that express the expectation, prediction,
belief or projection of 3D Systems. These statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that maycause the
actual results, performance and achievement of 3D Systems to be
materially and adversely different from any future results,
performance or achievement expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to
differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this release
and that may affect the company's prospects in general include, but
are not limited to; the failure to file the 10-Q within the extended
time period granted by Nasdaq, disruption caused by the
reconfiguration of the management team, the receipt of a commitment
letter by September 30, 2003 to refinance the outstanding obligations
with US Bank, funding of amounts of capital adequate to provide for
the working capital needs of the Company; actions of competitors and
customers; the Company's ability to successfully design and produce
new products; customer acceptance of new products; the Company's
ability to enter into successful relationships with new customers to
fully exploit its products; the Company's ability to successfully
implement all elements of its restructuring and cost savings program,
and such other factors as are described in the Company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake
to update any forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: 3D Systems Corp. Elizabeth Goode, 661/295-5600, Ext. 2632 Director Marketing Email Contact or Self & Associates Trudy Self, 909/336-5685 Investor Relations Email Contact