• 3DPRINTING 2.0 features high speed, multi-material and fab-grade 3D printing developments
• Showcase includes metal, full-color plastic and multi-material 3D printing
• Industry applications highlighted include aerospace, automotive, patient-specific healthcare and 3D printing for 21st century education
ROCK HILL, S.C. – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will bring its personal and professional 3D printing products with its 3D authoring software tools to China's International Die and Mould Technology and Equipment Expo (DMC) at Shanghai International Expo Center, E1 - E6 Hall, booth E2 #B075, Shanghai, June 4 - 7, 2014.
3DS plans to demonstrate its powerful 3D design-to-manufacturing products that are specifically designed for the production floor and the engineer's desktop. The company invites attendees to experience the first and only professional full-color plastic 3D printer, try its fab-grade multi-materials 3D printer, and see the output of its latest direct metal 3D printers, all capable of printing fully functional parts and assemblies and available for immediate purchase.
Showcasing key components of 3DPRINTING 2.0, 3DS' lineup will include demonstrations of its latest 3D printers, 3D engineering and design software, and samples from its diverse materials capabilities including direct metal, full-color plastic, multi-material and production grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) and Stereolithography (SLA®). The following highlights will be on display:
First and only full-color plastic 3D printer - The ProJet® 4500 3D printer is the first and only continuous tone, full-color plastic 3D printer and delivers ready-to-use vibrant, durable and flexible plastic parts straight out of the printer in high resolution for a wide range of modeling, functional prototyping and real-use products with superior surface finish. The ProJet 4500 builds with a new class of sustainable VisiJet® C4 Spectrum materials. The ProJet 4500 is now shipping.
High performance simultaneous multi-materials composite printing -The ProJet® 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites layer by layer at the pixel level in a variety of colors and shades including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. The ProJet 5500X is now shipping.
Integrated scan-to-design and inspection tools and print drivers - The company is demonstrating Geomagic® Capture®, the industry's first integrated scan-based design and inspection solution, along with its suite of Geomagic software solutions.
Smallest, most economical, precision 3D parts - The ProJet® 1200 is a new $4,900 micro-SLA 3D printer that is ideal for small, precise, detail-rich parts and casting patterns, such as jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. With a smaller than a coffee maker footprint, all-in-one cartridge and integrated curing cell, it is economical to own, safe to operate anywhere and simple to use. The ProJet 1200 is available today at 3DSystems.com and through affiliated resellers.
3DS' local resellers Shanghai Forever Tech, RoadAhead, and Shining 3D will also present at DMC individually and showcase 3DS' products. Attendees are invited to learn more about the company's Design-To-Manufacturing Products at its resellers' booths.
Learn more 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future at www.3dsystems.com.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
• 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
• 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
• 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
• 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.