Rock Hill, South Carolina, Apr. 2, 2008 – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that it has begun commercial shipments of its new, revolutionary V-Flash™ Desktop Modeler to North American customers.
Priced at $9,900, this highly anticipated Desktop Modeler builds three-dimensional models within hours in home or office, enabling designers, engineers, hobbyists and students to imagine, design and build their ideas at their desks.
This affordable, easy-to-use and office-friendly 3-D Printer is the first product from 3D Systems based on its new Film Transfer Imaging (FTI) technology platform. Through computer-aided design (CAD), the V-Flash™ Desktop Modeler transforms .stl (file format) designs into solid plastic models that can be used for demonstration, testing and verification the same day.
Through an intelligent, low-waste materials cartridge that also houses the wear parts of the printer, the V-Flash™ Desktop Modeler builds strong, durable prototypes with excellent surface quality and feature detail. With a build volume of up to 486 cubic inches (1234.4 cm), this 3-D printer has the capability to produce multiple models simultaneously without significant impact to the Z-height build speed. The finished model can be sanded, painted, drilled, metal-plated or glued.
“Today, we are ushering a new era of rapid design by delivering our new, economical V-Flash™ Desktop Modeler to the marketplace,” said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems’ president and chief executive officer. “We believe that its accuracy, affordability and convenience makes this Desktop Modeler a truly revolutionary solution.”
Bundled with Alibre Design™ Software and other accessories, the V-Flash™ Desktop Modeler is available through 3D Systems’ North American reseller network. It is expected to be released in Europe and Asia later in 2008.
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