Rock Hill, South Carolina – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announces the availability of DuraForm® PP 100 Plastic, a new sintering material with the toughness and durability of molded polypropylene. 3D Systems plans to offer this material through its online Pro Parts Marketplace and its network of Preferred Service Providers (PSPs).
Developed jointly with TRIAL Corporation of Kanagawa, Japan, DuraForm® PP 100 Plastic is the first polypropylene-based Rapid Manufacturing material, enabling fast, economical manufacturing of production-quality prototypes and batches of end-use parts. Polypropylene is one of the most versatile and widely used plastics and is utilized in the packaging, medical and automotive industries. Polypropylene parts are rugged with excellent chemical resistance. For parts requiring living hinges, their fatigue life is also excellent.
3D Systems unveiled DuraForm® PP 100 Plastic, developed as DuraForm® XR300, in mid-June at the Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS) in Tokyo, Japan. 3D Systems will display parts made from DuraForm® PP 100 Plastic and discuss its capabilities in more detail at its World Conference from October 20-23, 2008, in Charlotte, NC/Rock Hill, SC.
Parts made from DuraForm® PP 100 Plastic can be purchased through the 3D Systems’ Pro Parts Marketplace at http://quote.3dsystems.com and from select Preferred Service Providers.