Rapid Prototype Service offers smooth finishing option.

Press Release Summary:

As part of rapid prototype service, Ready Part(TM) finishing service produces smooth finish and watertight seal on acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) parts. Technology also prepares models for painting, plating, and post-finishing processes, as well as for use as master for room temperature vulcanization (RTV) molding. Parts are produced on FDM and PolyJet systems.

Original Press Release:

Redeye RPM Introduces New Service that Provides Parts with Smooth Surface Finish Ready for End Use

RedEye's Ready Part eliminates the need for extra sanding or finishing

Eden Prairie, Minn. (Nov. 8, 2007) - RedEye RPM© today announced the general availability of its Ready Part(TM) premium service - a finishing process that produces smooth, mold-quality acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) parts.

The rapid prototyping market is quickly moving toward manufacturing end-use parts," said Greg Ackerman, director of RedEye RPM. "Because of that, we need to constantly refine processes and identify new technologies that will provide our customers with real, functional parts they can use for retail or as components of manufactured applications. The smooth surface finish Ready Part offers will help our customers use fused deposition modeling as a competitive advantage."

Ready Part uses a patent-pending process to produce a smoother finish and water-tight seal on models and parts. The Ready Part technology also prepares models and parts for painting, plating and post finishing processes. In addition, Ready Part prepares parts for use as a master for room temperature vulcanization (RTV) molding.

RedEye RPM provides rapid prototypes and digitally manufactured parts on its more than 80 FDM and PolyJet systems. Ready Part is the second in a series of premium services from RedEye. The first, Overnight Build, ships production-grade ABS plastic parts and resin-based, VeroBlue models, the day after an order is received and approved.

About RedEye RPM

RedEye RPM, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., is the world's largest provider of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services. With more than 80 systems in its facilities, RedEye RPM produces low-volume models and functional parts made from one of the largest selections of thermoplastic materials available for rapid prototyping, such as ABS, polycarbonate, ISO-certified and more. From digital files, RedEye builds models and parts of any size, while maintaining design accuracy, and allows for multiple iterations throughout the design process. For instant online quoting or more information, visit redeyerpm.com.

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