3D Systems' Accura Xtreme Raises Bar in Direct Manufacturing
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130409:nGNXUXNBKa - Combines SLA Precision with Thermoplastics Performance - Greater Productivity and Detail Fidelity Superior to Other Durable Materials ROCK HILL, S.C., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=3&a=3D%20Systems&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.3dsystems.com%2F (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of Accura® Xtreme™ White-200 plastic http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=3&a=Accura%C2%AE%20Xtreme%E2%84%A2%20White-200%20plastic&u=http%3A%2F%2Fproduction3dprinters.com%2Fmaterials%2Faccura-xtreme-white-200-plastic for use in 3D Systems' iPro SLA® printers http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=3&a=iPro%20SLA%C2%AE%20printers&u=http%3A%2F%2Fproduction3dprinters.com%2Fproduction-3d-printers , advanced manufacturing's "gold standard" for part performance and accuracy. This next generation SLA material extends 3D Systems' unmatched solutions for direct manufacture of end use parts further. Accura Xtreme White-200 is also available through 3D Systems' Quickparts service http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=3&a=Quickparts%20service&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.quickparts.com%2F . As the toughest and most durable SLA material available today, Accura Xtreme White-200 offers high elongation at break, high impact strength and the stiffness and durability of ABS plastic, making it the top choice for functional assemblies that must stand up to the harshest, most demanding environments. Use cases include snap fits, functional assemblies, master patterns for vacuum casting and applications requiring outstanding toughness, such as automotive parts, drill/tap and mechanisms that must be bolted together. "The new Accura Xtreme White-200 exhibits faster build speeds, better detail fidelity and nicer sidewall quality than other durable materials we've previously offered," said Steve Grundahl, President of MidWest Prototyping. "All this while providing incredibly durable parts." "Our new Accura Xtreme White-200 material is a revolutionary breakthrough in SLA plastics," said Steve Hanna, Global Director of Materials, for 3D Systems. "Accura Xtreme White - 200 parts have the toughness and durability of ABS for both prototyping and manufacturing uses. Best of all, these parts reflect a stunning white finish that replicates the look and feel of an injection molded part." Find more information on Accura Xtreme White-200 at 3DSystems.com http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=7&a=3DSystems.com&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.3dsystems.com%2F . About 3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence. More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ctr?d=10027847&l=10&a=www.3DSystems.com&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.3dsystems.com%2F . CONTACT: Investor Contact: Stacey Witten 803-326-4010 Email: Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com Media Contact: Cathy Lewis 781-852-5007 Email: Cathy.Lewis@3dsystems.com
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