Stereolithography System produces high-definition parts.

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Employing ProScan(TM) digital scanning system equipped with SteadyPower(TM) Imager, iPro(TM) 9000 SLA® Center produces Pro-Parts from Accura® Plastics. Build platform, optimized for extended unattended operation, accommodates production of finely-featured micro parts or extra-large parts on build envelopes up to 29 x 25 x 21 in. Also included, 3DManage(TM) and 3DPrint(TM) software provide build management, part editing, and automatic support generating tools.



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3D Systems to Launch New Generation of Professional SLA Precision Centers



iPro 9000 SLA Center Quickly and Economically Produces High-Definition 'Pro-Parts' From Accura Plastics

ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today the immediate availability of its iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center, a new professional Stereolithography system for the production of ultra high-definition 'Pro-Parts' from its integrated portfolio of proprietary Accura(r) Plastics.

The new iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center is designed to quickly and economically produce durable plastic parts with unprecedented surface smoothness, feature resolution, edge definition and tolerances that rival the accuracy of CNC-machined plastic parts.

Based on decades of 3D Systems' patented SLA(r) technology, the iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center features a new generation of proprietary ProScan(tm) digital scanning system that is equipped with a new state-of-the-art SteadyPower(tm) Imager. The new SteadyPower tm) Imager is designed to deliver consistently reliable output for optimal performance and repeatability comparable to the performance exhibited by traditional CNC Centers, enabling builds at a faster rate than any currently available system, resulting in a lower part cost.

The extra large build platform for extended unattended operation is suitable for the high-production of finely-featured micro parts or the fabrication of a few extra large parts.

The performance of the iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center is enhanced through the incorporation of 3D Systems' new and innovative 3DManage(tm) and 3DPrint(tm) software that provides extensive build management, part editing and automatic support generating tools and extensive remote monitoring and diagnostics capabilities.

The easy-to-use iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center is ideal for a wide range of Design-to-Manufacturing applications. In combination with 3D Systems' versatile portfolio of Accura(r) Plastics, this next generation SLA(r) Center provides better part-building capabilities, superior quality control and faster, cleaner materials' changeover, opening new frontiers of manufacturing productivity for a variety of producers.

The iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center is currently available in two production center platform configurations -- single and dual Resin Delivery Modules (RDM), and a selection of build envelopes up to 29 by 25 by 21 inches. The dual RDM capability enables customers to build parts from two different materials simultaneously.

"Exceptional productivity, reliability and performance were the defining objectives for our new iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "Responding to specific customer requests and clear emerging marketplace trends, we are enormously proud to deliver such a versatile system, one capable of continuous production of precision parts at machine tool quality, for applications like jigs, fixtures and castable patterns from a growing portfolio of integrated and proprietary Accura(r) Plastics and third-party Approved materials. The introduction of this machine tool-like SLA(r) Center underscores our commitment to expand our participation in this segment of the marketplace. We believe that our new iPro(tm) 9000 will contribute favorably to our customers' bottom line as well as to our revenue and profitability goals for the remainder of 2008 and beyond."

For more information, visit www.3dsystems.com/iPro.

See the iPro(tm) 9000 at the 2008 3D Systems World-Conference

3D Systems plans to display its suite of newly introduced products, including the iPro(tm) 9000 SLA(r) Center and its entire range of system solutions, at its 2008 World Conference from October 20-23, 2008, in Charlotte, N.C./Rock Hill, S.C.

For more information, visit www.3dworldconference.com.

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.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com, or via e-mail at moreinfo@3dsystems.com.

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