Rock Hill, South Carolina – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced that Acu-Cast Technologies, LLC has ordered its first iPro™ SLA® 9000 Precision Center and also ordered iPro™ conversion kits for its existing fleet of four Viper™ Pro SLA® Systems, increasing its Precision-Pro-Parts manufacturing capabilities for its customers for the third time within the past 12 months.
Responding to increased demand for Precision-Pro-Parts created by its expanded manufacturing capabilities and successful target marketing effort, Acu-Cast Technologies decided to invest in 3D Systems’ next generation professional Stereolithography technology for the production of ultra high-definition ‘Pro-Parts’ from 3D Systems’ integrated portfolio of proprietary Accura® Plastics. Acu-Cast’s fleet of five iPro™ 9000 SLA® Centers is designed to quickly and economically produce durable plastic parts with unprecedented surface smoothness, feature resolution, edge definition and tolerances that rival the accuracy of CNC-machined plastic parts.
Acu-Cast’s bold move to invest in 3D Systems’ latest technology is based on decades of 3D Systems’ patented SLA® technology that has been integrated into its new SLA® Precision Centers and features its next generation proprietary ProScan™ digital scanning system. The ProScan™ System is equipped with a new, state-of-the-art SteadyPower™ Imager that is designed to deliver consistently reliable output for optimal performance and repeatability comparable to the performance exhibited by traditional CNC Centers, enabling Acu-Cast to build at a faster rate than any currently available system, resulting in a lower part cost.
Acu-Cast decided to convert its entire Viper™ Pro fleet to take full advantage of the additional features and benefits of the iPro™ 9000 that is designed for the high-production of finely-featured micro parts and the fabrication of extra-large parts.
The easy-to-use iPro™ 9000 SLA® Center is ideal for a wide range of Design-to-Manufacturing applications. In combination with 3D Systems’ versatile portfolio of Accura® Plastics, this next generation SLA® Center provides better part-building capabilities, superior quality control and faster, cleaner materials’ changeover, opening new frontiers of manufacturing productivity for a variety of producers.