3D Systems' Accura Xtreme Raises Bar in Direct Manufacturing

Tue Apr 9, 2013 9:16am EDT

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- 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
 (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of Accura® Xtreme™ White-200 plastic
 for use in 3D Systems' iPro SLA® 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

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

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

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