- PolyRay™ printing sets new speed, size and accuracy standards
- 10X faster than competitors, dozens of performance materials
- Perfect parts smaller than the eye of a needle and up to tiger size
- Rivals CNC accuracy with minimal-waste green process
- Reduced part cost by 25X enables high-volume manufacturing
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
ROCK HILL, South Carolina and Frankfurt, Germany – December 3, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of its ProX™ 950 Stereolithography (SLA®) 3D printer, the largest-format, highest-speed, greatest accuracy and greenest 3D printer available today. The ProX 950 is equipped with 3DS’ newest PolyRay™ print head technology that can manufacture real parts at up to 10 times the speed of other 3D printers drawing on the widest choice of proven high-performance engineered materials that are qualified for the most demanding aerospace, medical device and industrial use-cases.
“I am both excited and awed by the exponential performance gains that our new ProX 950 delivers,” said Chuck Hull, the inventor of the first 3D printer and the custodian of the industry’s gold standard SLA technology at 3DS.
The ProX 950 is flexible and versatile, and can produce precision parts with accuracy that rivals CNC machining, ranging in sizes smaller than the eye of a needle all the way to parts larger than a life-size tiger without compromising feature details or true-to-CAD accuracy.
The ProX 950 is green and affordable, yielding the highest total material usage of all classes of additive and subtractive manufacturing with reduced part cost by as much as 25X compared to competitive alternatives. This fab-grade system is capable of producing larger volumes of bigger parts faster, catalyzing high volume manufacturing adoption of 3D printing.
“Our customers have been asking for more and bigger functional parts made from engineered performance materials and the ProX 950 delivers. This new, large-format industrial printer magnifies our speed, accuracy and affordability advantages, making it the clear choice manufacturing platform for our customers,” concluded Hull.
3DS invented SLA printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1989. Today its SLA printers continue to be the industry’s gold standard for high precision large-scale production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of industrial grade investment casting use cases.
3DS is exhibiting the ProX 950 and revealing a dozen new products that catapult its entire portfolio of design-to-manufacturing solutions forward at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 – 6, 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe, Hall 11, stand E68. The exponential speed, size and capacity gains delivered by these groundbreaking printers, advanced material options, and new scan-to-design and inspection tools defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.