3D Systems Presents Its Next-Generation, High-Speed Sintering Systems

sPro(tm) 140 and 230 SLS(r) Centers are Designed to Combine Higher Part Production Throughput With Enhanced Consistency and Reliability

Rock Hill, South Carolina, UNITED STATES


ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 20, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, unveiled today its plans to introduce a next-generation family of high-speed sintering systems - the sPro 140 and 230 SLS(r) Centers that are designed to provide best-in-class part quality and accuracy for the most demanding functional prototyping and end-use applications. The company expects to begin taking orders for its new family of sPro Centers starting in the fourth quarter of this year for delivery to commence during the first quarter of 2009.

The sPro 140 and 230 SLS(r) Centers are designed to deliver tough, durable parts up to 30 inches long with excellent feature detail and smooth surfaces, built from a comprehensive portfolio of integrated DuraForm(r) Materials. This new generation of SLS(r) Centers is designed to provide large-part manufacturing capability ideal for aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, motorsports and other applications for which rugged plastic parts are required.

This new family of sPro SLS(r) Centers is designed to be configured and delivered with a variety of performance and speed enhancement packages, including the new ProScan GX digital imaging system, TruTemp thermal system and CleanSweep control technology. When equipped with these performance packages, sPro Centers should build parts at as much as twice the speed of current sintering systems, while dramatically reducing part-to-part and build-to-build variability.

"We are excited to announce the development of our next-generation professional sintering systems and our planned introduction of the sPro 140 and 230 SLS(r) Centers," said Kevin McAlea, Vice-President and General Manager of 3D Systems' Sintering Products. "By offering significantly improved system throughput as well as the consistency and reliability demanded by manufacturers, we expect to take sintering part production to a new, higher performance level."

McAlea plans to unveil the sPro 140 and 230 Systems at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a presentation titled "Go Big, Go Strong, Go Pro! Direct Manufacturing with the Latest Sintering Solutions" at the 3D Systems World Conference in Charlotte, NC.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Printing, 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.

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