3D Systems is developing this new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) Plastic, DuraForm® XR300, jointly with TRIAL Corporation of Kanagawa, Japan. This revolutionary material is translucent, white in color, flexible, and has good chemical resistance and elevated impact strength. It is designed for a wide-range of applications, such as automotive interiors, requiring parts that are soft and flexible, yet durable. While not yet commercially available, DMS attendees will have the first opportunity to preview DuraForm® XR300 Material.
“3D Systems is pleased to unveil to the Japanese marketplace a newly developed polypropylene-based material designed exclusively for our advanced selective laser sintering rapid manufacturing systems,” said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems’ president and chief executive officer. “After more than a decade of laser sintering technology dominated by polyamide based materials, we are very pleased to be the ones making a significant technology announcement regarding a truly breakthrough material for rapid manufacturing applications. Japan continues to be an important leading-edge marketplace for 3D Systems, and it is appropriate that this advancement was made possible through collaboration with a Japanese research company. We are pleased therefore to have the opportunity to share our next generation systems and materials with our Japanese customers and advanced users at the DMS Expo.”
3D Systems will exhibit its new, high-definition ProJet™ HD 3000 3-D Production System using Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM™) technology and its direct-metal producing Sinterstation® Pro DM250 SLM System. It will also exhibit its large-frame Pro systems, the Viper™ Pro SLA® and Sinterstation® Pro SLS® Systems. All of these systems use CAD data to build three-dimensional parts in hours using advanced Additive Manufacturing technology.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems, based in Rock Hill, SC, USA, is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com, or via e-mail at Email Contact, or Email Contact in Japanese.
The Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo/Conference (DMS), scheduled for June 25-27, 2008, in Tokyo, is Japan’s largest IT solution expo for the manufacturing industry. Slated to have 1,470 exhibitors and 85,000 visitors, DMS is recognized as one of the most important exhibitions among designers and developers from all areas of the manufacturing industry. More information on DMS is available at www.dms-tokyo.jp.
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