Florence-Darlington Technical College chooses 3D Systems technology for its state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center
Rock Hill, South Carolina, Oct. 23, 2007 - 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that the newly created Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) has equipped its Advanced Manufacturing Center with 3D Systems' entire portfolio of systems and solutions.
This new Advanced Manufacturing Center, the first phase of the 146-acre SiMT campus, recently opened next to FDTC with the mission of becoming the premiere training facility for industry in the southeastern portion of the United States and providing leading-edge manufacturing and business process training and education while advancing economic development.
The Advanced Manufacturing Center is equipped with 3D Systems' latest 3-D Modeling, Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering technologies, designed to impart state-of-the-art training to enable faster concept-to-market products. With an InVision® XT 3-D Modeler, a Viper(TM) Pro SLA® System equipped with dual vat capabilities, a Sinterstation® Pro system and a high-speed Sinterstation® HiQ(TM) metal system, the Center will train businesses in advanced Rapid Manufacturing techniques as well as provide Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing start-up and incubation support to emerging high-tech companies across the South.
"The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology is genuinely excited to have 3D Systems as one of its outstanding partners," said Dr. Charles Gould, president of Florence-Darlington Technical College. "This is a world-class facility devoted to advanced technology, and we could not have asked for a better world-class partner than 3D Systems, a company that has a vision for the future of manufacturing and the energy and creativity to make that vision a reality."
Abe Reichental, president and chief executive officer of 3D Systems, attended the grand opening ceremony of the Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology.
"We are very pleased that Florence-Darlington Technical College selected us as one of its partners in this forward thinking economic development initiative," Reichental said. "Dr. Gould's vision will no doubt serve to launch many new businesses across the southeastern region of the United States as well as to prepare many FDTC students to take advantage of the growing 21st century Rapid Manufacturing economy. We are honored to play a part in his vision."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology
The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) is the premiere training facility for industry in the southeastern portion of the United States, providing leading-edge manufacturing and business process training and education while advancing economic development. Set on 146 acres, the institute acts as a support base for high-tech business and entrepreneurs moving from concept to market.
More information on the institute is available at www.simt.com, or via e-mail at email@example.com.