ROCK HILL, SC – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced that it has received a multi-year contract from a major helicopter manufacturer to produce various in-flight plastic components using its proprietary Selective Laser Sintering Production Systems and materials. This forward-thinking helicopter manufacturer recognizes the significant weight and cost savings gained by using the latest 3Dproparts™ Production Systems and materials to manufacture cost effective high performance aircraft components.
“We are pleased to partner with a leading helicopter manufacturer,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation. “This is yet another example of how our expanding range of parts, printers and production systems are enabling global leaders in aerospace, automotive and medical device applications to benefit from our latest cost-effective solutions and services to solve their design and manufacturing needs in a lean, tool-less and inventory efficient manner.
3D Systems launched 3Dproparts™, the world’s largest Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service, in October 2009. Since then the company has expanded the 3Dproparts™ service into Europe and recently added a dedicated AS9100 certified aerospace manufacturing facility. 3D Systems continues to expand its global 3Dproparts™ service by bringing together the widest range of production and additive grade materials and the latest additive and traditional manufacturing systems to offer its customers the broadest available complement of precision plastic and metal parts and finished assemblies.
“We expect that more and more aerospace and UMV companies seeking to harness the latest cost effective high performance solutions will choose 3Dproparts™ as their certified AS9100 manufacturing partner for aerospace parts,” concluded Reichental.