Oct 20, 2011

3D Systems Debuts Largest QuickCast® Pattern

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) today announced the availability of single piece, extra-large QuickCast® patterns through 3Dproparts™. In connection with this service, the company recently exhibited a 59 inch long energy generation turbine blade that was manufactured on the company’s iPro™ 9000XL SLA® production 3D printer using Accura® CastPro™, a specially engineered casting material, at the Investment Casting Institute’s recent Technical Conference and Expo in Covington, Kentucky.

3Dproparts™ is a 3D Systems custom parts service that provides complete design to manufacturing services. With a full array of traditional, as well as additive manufacturing solutions, complemented by highly experienced project managers and application know-how, 3Dproparts™ helps its customers produce metal and plastic parts, quickly and affordably.

“3Dproparts™ delivers high resolution, extremely accurate parts and precision master patterns up to 59” X 29” X 22” that are printed on our fleet of iPro™ 9000XL SLA® production printers,” said Greg Elfering, Director of Sales and Marketing, for 3D Systems. “For years customers and foundries have relied on our proprietary QuickCast® process to deliver on-demand, accurate patterns. Now much larger parts can be produced from concept-to-pattern in days, instead of months, with 3Dproparts™.”