Tangible Express Expands Its Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Capacity

March 15, 2007 Salt Lake City, UT - Tangible Express, the pioneer in rapid prototyping fractional ownership, has completed an order with 3D Systems Corporation (TDSC) for 10 additional Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems. Tangible Express is expanding its capacity to support its new Tangible Alliance Program(TM) (TAP(TM)). Rapid prototyping fractional ownership, recently introduced to the industry, enables customers to own the exact amount of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing assets they need.

The large 10-machine order consists of six of 3D Systems latest dual vat Viper(TM) Pro SLA® Systems, three Sinterstation® HiQ(TM) HS SLS® Systems and a Viper(TM) SLA® System. "This order not only creates more available inventory, but it allows us to offer our users a turn around time unheard of in the industry," states Alex Linde, President and COO of Tangible Express. Tangible Express recently announced its expansion into its new facility to provide room for the new system order.

"This order adds an additional 16 of 3D Systems' latest, most productive and accurate platforms for us to build orders on. We are deliberately investing in this capacity in our facility to meet demand and offer our fractional owners a significantly reduced lead-time. Our goal is to set a new industry standard by beginning owners' builds within hours instead of the current industry practice, which is days. The goal is to put "rapid" back into rapid prototyping," says David McInnis, Tangible's founder & CEO.

"We are delighted to support such an innovative company as Tangible Express and are proud that they chose 3D Systems as the backbone of their fractional ownership program," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO 3D Systems. "By choosing to build their fractional ownership business model based on our latest, largest and most capable and accurate Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems, Tangible Express can deliver to its fractional owners cutting edge technology at an affordable price as they need it and when they need it," continued Reichental. "We believe that the combination of our latest systems and materials technology along with Tangible Express innovative way of delivering it to the marketplace as fractional ownership of both SLA® and SLS® technologies will open new price sensitive market segments not currently addressed by our solutions."

The order also adds two more materials to Tangible Express' growing portfolio of RP materials: Accura® Bluestone® and DSM Somos® 11120.

Tangible Express and 3D Systems Corporation worked closely on the order to insure the logistics of smooth delivery and on-site servicing of the systems. To maximize machine performance and uptime, 3D Systems will provide dedicated on-site service. "We are very satisfied with the service level commitment that 3D Systems is providing us enabling us to enhance our own uptime and capacity utilization," commented Linde.

About Tangible Express(TM)

Tangible Express, a Springville, Utah-based company, pioneered the rapid prototyping fractional ownership model with its Tangible Alliance Program(TM). As a service provider, Tangible Express produces prototypes for its fractional owners, manufacturers, design firms and other companies needing high quality parts built from state of the art equipment and materials.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of Rapid 3-D Modeling, 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 email at moreinfo {at} 3dsystems.com


Alex Linde,
President & COO,

Tangible Express,

888-PART-LAB (727-8522),

801-473-1922 Direct

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