-- Showcases most advanced manufacturing 3D printers and materials
-- Features full-color, multi-materials, metal, ceramic and edible 3D printing
-- Company CEO to deliver opening keynote on Manufacturing the Future
ROCK HILL, S.C., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is bringing its 3DPRINTING 2.0 capabilities to the second annual Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, New York City. 3DS plans to demonstrate its powerful 3D design-to-manufacturing products that are specifically designed for the production floor and the engineer's desktop. The company invites attendees to experience the first and only professional full-color plastic 3D printer, try its fab-grade multi-materials 3D printer, and see the output of its latest direct metal 3D printers, all capable of printing fully functional parts and assemblies and available for immediate purchase. The event takes place April 2-4, 2014, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY.
The company is also exhibiting its latest consumer 3D printing products and solutions including the first edible and ceramic 3D printables, the only sub-$1,000 consumer plug & play 3D printer for everyday use by kids and adults and its expanding physical photography consumer and retail devices.
Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3DS, will deliver the opening keynote on the morning of April 3, 2014, and discuss how 3D printing is transforming and localizing manufacturing, highlighting key trends and sharing advanced manufacturing initiatives.
"We brought to Inside 3D Printing NYC the most powerful set of 3D professional design, manufacturing and consumer products available today, to help attendees understand, embrace, and most importantly, position themselves to take advantage of the abundant opportunities ahead," said Cathy Lewis, CMO, 3DS. "The exponential performance gains we are delivering, together with new categories such as metals, edibles and ceramics, coupled with performance materials, full-color plastic printing and new physical photography devices, positions our 3DPRINTING 2.0 offering at the heart of the 3D printing growth opportunity."
3DS is showcasing its new 2014 product line, including advanced manufacturing, design and consumer 3D printers, 3D scanners, 3D modeling software and 3D printed products. The following will be on display:
Industrial-grade direct metal printing -- The ProX(TM) 300 direct metal printer is the only industrial grade direct metal platform that is specifically designed for the most demanding manufacturing floor conditions, delivering high density, metal printed parts from a wide range of materials and to very accurate precision. The ProX series of printers is now shipping and samples of its output can be seen on display at Inside 3D Printing.
High performance simultaneous multi-materials composite printing --The ProJet(R) 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites layer by layer at the pixel level in a variety of colors and shades including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. The ProJet 5500X is now shipping.
First and only full-color plastic 3D printer -- The ProJet(R) 4500 3D printer is the first and only continuous tone, full-color plastic 3D printer and delivers ready-to-use vibrant, durable and flexible plastic parts straight out of the printer in high resolution for a wide range of modeling, functional prototyping and real-use products with superior surface finish. The ProJet 4500 builds with a new class of sustainable VisiJet(R) C4 Spectrum materials. The ProJet 4500 is now shipping.
Smallest, most economical, precision 3D parts -- The ProJet(R) 1200 is a new $4,900 micro-SLA 3D printer that is ideal for small, precise, detail-rich parts and casting patterns, such as jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. With a footprint smaller than a coffee maker, an all-in-one cartridge and integrated curing cell, it is economical to own, safe to operate anywhere and simple to use. The ProJet 1200 is now shipping and available for direct purchase on www.3DSystems.com.
Integrated scan-to-design and inspection tools and print drivers -- The company is demonstrating its popular Geomagic Capture (R), the industry's first integrated scan-based design and inspection solution, as well as its best-selling Geomagic Freeform(R) design software optimized for industrial designers, jewellers and medical applications.
First-ever edible sugar and chocolate 3D printer -- The ChefJet(TM) sugar and chocolate 3D printer, in the countertop monochrome ChefJet and the full-color ChefJet Pro, are NSF and UL certified and produce edible 3D printed candies and decor. Built from 3DS' CJP technology, the ChefJet printers are equipped with intuitive, easy to use, chef-friendly Digital Cookbook software and create intricate candies and sweets with a variety of flavor options. The ChefJet line is expected to begin commercial shipment in the second half of 2014.
Stunning ceramic 3D printer -- With the CeraJet(TM) ceramic 3D printer, 3DS is combining the time-honored craft of pottery and ceramics with 3D technology. The CeraJet prints intricate ceramic objects ready for firing and glazing using 3DS' CJP technology. Ideal for artisans, designers, makers and consumers, the CeraJet line is expected to begin commercial shipping in the second half of 2014. Samples of the CeraJet output will be on display and Inside 3D Printing NYC.
Vibrant, affordable full-color desktop 3D printer -- The CubeJet(TM) full-color desktop 3D printer prints with vibrant, full-color, high-resolution parts for a wide range of modeling and real-use products. Priced under $5,000, the CubeJet is designed with small businesses, independent entrepreneurs, hobbyists and educators in mind, and operates using 3DS' powerful and compelling ColorJet Printing (CJP) technology. The CubeJet is expected to be available during the second half of 2014.
Professional-quality consumer 3D printing -- The CubePro(TM) series of 3D printers, with the largest print volume in its class and multi-material capability. With three models for single, double or triple print heads for up to three colors, this sub-$5,000, professional-quality, consumer 3D printer series offers a controlled environment print chamber to ensure hi-fidelity, true-to-CAD, quality results. The CubePro is expected to be available during the second quarter of 2014.
First sub-$1,000 consumer, plug & play 3D printer for everyday use -- The third generation Cube(R) 3D printer has faster print speeds, higher 75-micron resolution and a multi-material, dual-color cartridge system that is easier to load than a 2D printer cartridge with higher speed WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a permanently levelled print pad and seamless integration with the new Cubify(R) mobile app to make 3D printing easier than ever before. The Cube is expected to commence shipment during the second quarter of 2014.
Wireless physical photography -- Expected to commence shipping during the second quarter of 2014, 3DS will preview its iSense(TM) 3D scanner for iPads and will demonstrate its already available, handheld Sense(TM) 3D scanner for PC and Mac with seamless printing optimization. Ideal for physical photography, the Sense is priced at $399 and iSense at $499, including software, and can scan anything from six inches to ten feet in dimension.
Perceptual 3D mouse -- Attendees can use the first-ever haptic-based consumer 3D mouse, the Touch(TM), for intuitive 3D sculpting and design. The Touch features instant force feedback that mimics the sensation of physical sculpting, and is compatible with 3DS' Cubify(R) Sculpt(TM) software, providing a powerful virtual design experience.
Priced at $499 with software, the Touch is expected to be ready for commercial shipment during the second quarter of 2014.
Learn more about 3D Systems' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools. Its products and services 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 manufacture the future.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.