3d systems corp (DDD) Key Developments
3D Systems Corporation Announces Availability of Two New VisiJet(R) Class Performance Plasticsls
Dec 4 13
3D Systems Corporation announced the immediate availability of two new VisiJet(R) class performance plastics for its ProJet(R) 5000 large-format 3D printer. The new VisiJet M5 Black is a strong, flexible polypropylene-like material that prints high definition parts with intricate feature details that are accented by its midnight black color. VisiJet M5-X is a strong, rigid material with hybrid ABS/polypropylene-like properties that comes in a bright white color and high definition. These two new materials deliver mainstream functionality and engineered properties that are highly desired by professionals that specify 3DS MultiJet Printing class-leading accuracy, surface finish and edge definition. VisiJet M5 Black can be used to make functional parts for rigorous functional testing, high definition tooling and extended everyday use. With the ProJet 5000's production-grade performance and large-format print envelope, large panels and housings can be printed with ease. The material's flexibility allows for easy snap-fit assemblies while the midnight black color makes it ideal for electronics, plastic automotive components and chic black appliances. VisiJet M5-X delivers bright white durable parts with resolution comparable to injection molding. Parts made from this material are rigid, making it an excellent fit for packaging products including bottles, household plastics, piping, valves and other parts that call for stiffness. 3DS invented MJP printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996. The exponential speed, size and capacity gains delivered by these groundbreaking printers, advanced material options, and new scan-to-design and inspection tools defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.
3D Systems Corporation Announces Geomagic Print
Dec 4 13
3D Systems Corporation announced Geomagic Print, a print driver that makes 3D files from virtually any source instantly printable on 3DS' entire portfolio of ProJet and ProX series printers. In line with 3DS' commitment to democratizing access to 3D printing, Geomagic Print is an easy-to-use, intuitive tool that automates and optimizes the print prep process across 3DS' platform of professional 3D printers. Geomagic Print is immediately available with the company's new ProJet 5500X multi-material composites 3D printer and will become available across the entire portfolio during the first half of 2014. Geomagic Print makes it easy to achieve outstanding 3D printing results by accepting files from any CAD system along with a variety of other 3D applications and preparing them for 3D printing. This powerful universal print driver can automatically setup supports, nest multiple parts into a single job and ensure the ideal settings for optimal true-to-CAD print results. Geomagic Print also detects and directs the correction of problem files and optimizes designs based on the specific 3DS printer that will be used, eliminating the need to learn and maintain any other print preparation software. 3DS is demonstrating Geomagic Print and revealing a dozen new products that catapult its entire portfolio of design-to-manufacturing solutions forward at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 -- 6, 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe, hall 11, stand E68. The exponential speed, size and capacity gains delivered by these groundbreaking printers, advanced material options, and new scan-to-design and inspection tools defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.
3D Systems Corporation Unveils Professional Micro-SLA 3D Printer
Dec 4 13
3D Systems Corporation unveiled its ProJet(R) 1200, a new affordable micro-SLA 3D printer ideal for small, precise, detail-rich parts and casting patterns, such as jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. Smaller than most coffee makers and faster than baking a cake, this new printer is economical to own, safe to operate anywhere and simple to use. It prints accurate ready-to-use parts and castable patterns that cost less than one U.S. dollar. Priced at $4,900, the ProJet 1200 democratizes access to professional-grade 3D printers for independent jewelers, dental labs and product designers. This revolutionary micro-SLA ProJet 1200 delivers unmatched part accuracy and surface smoothness. With a 43 x 27 x 180mm print volume, the ProJet 1200 prints 30 micron layers at a 585 dpi resolution resulting in fine feature-details reflecting true-to-CAD accuracy. This printer uses 3DS' new VisiJet(R) FTX Green material -- a durable and rigid material that is tailored for plastic prototyping and casting patterns, making it ideal for jewelers, dental labs, and designers of very small detail products such as collectibles and electronic component parts. The all-in-one cartridge enables efficient and safe printing while the integrated curing cell allows the ProJet 1200 to deliver ready-to-use parts. 3DS invented SLA printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1989. The company is accepting pre-orders for its new ProJet 1200 micro-SLA 3D printer and plans to begin commercial shipments during the first quarter of 2014.
3D Systems Announces Immediate Availability of its ProX(TM) 950 Stereolithography (SLA(R) ) 3D Printer
Dec 3 13
3D Systems announced the immediate availability of its ProX(TM) 950 Stereolithography (SLA(R)) 3D printer, the largest-format, highest-speed, greatest accuracy and greenest 3D printer available today. The ProX 950 is equipped with 3DS' newest PolyRay(TM) print head technology that can manufacture real parts at up to 10 times the speed of other 3D printers drawing on the widest choice of proven high-performance engineered materials that are qualified for the most demanding aerospace, medical device and industrial use-cases. The ProX 950 is flexible and versatile, and can produce precision parts with accuracy that rivals CNC machining, ranging in sizes smaller than the eye of a needle all the way to parts larger than a life-size tiger without compromising feature details or true-to-CAD accuracy. The ProX 950 is green and affordable, yielding the high total material usage of all classes of additive and subtractive manufacturing with reduced part cost by as much as 25X compared to competitive alternatives. This fab-grade system is capable of producing larger volumes of bigger parts faster, catalyzing high volume manufacturing adoption of 3D printing.
3D Systems Announces Immediate Availability of ProX(TM) 500 SLS(R) 3D Printer
Dec 3 13
3D Systems announced the immediate availability of its ProX(TM) 500 SLS(R) 3D printer that delivers superior parts with greater precision, durability and quality in a compact production-grade Selective Laser Sintering system that is easy to own and economical to use. Designed for the manufacturing floor, the ProX 500 produces ready-to-use functional parts and complete assemblies for a variety of aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion products and mobile device use cases. The ProX 500 is productive, reliably delivering parts with exceptional mechanical properties at production rates that are 7 times faster than comparable technologies. The compact ProX printer was developed in tandem with the revolutionary new DuraForm(R) ProX material to produce smoother wall surfaces and injection molding-like part quality, with resolution and edge definition that surpasses existing alternatives. With over 80% material reusability, the integration of both the new printer and material yields the most economical material utilization available. The ProX 500 is equipped with 3DS' latest print drivers, automated part nesting on the fly and optional, automated material handling module that streamlines production and recycling of materials for an optimal product every time.