American Precision Prototyping to Use Accura® Materials Exclusively

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-Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Rapid Prototyping service provider offering proven, dependable Pro Parts in Accura® family of Stereolithography Materials -

American Precision Prototyping, a leading provider of Direct Digital Manufacturing solutions, announced today it has selected 3D Systems' Accura® family of materials exclusively for its entire SLA® Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing operations to deliver proven, dependable Pro Parts.

The patented Accura® portfolio of engineered materials build highly accurate, ready-to-use, smooth parts of various sizes and geometries in hours. These materials, in combination with 3D Systems' cutting edge equipment, creates small and large Pro Parts with beautiful surfaces, fine features and crisp edges, delivering the quality and feel of injection-molded polypropylene, ABS and polycarbonate, without molding, tooling, dies or traditional machining.

As a sole Accura® Pro Parts provider, APP offers a comprehensive selection of Accura® Materials, including the new, tough, gray-molded, ABS-like Accura® Xtreme Plastic; the just-released, rigid engineered nanocomposite, Accura® Bluestone™ Material, designed for motorsport and aerospace applications; and the popular, clear Accura® 60 Plastic that has the properties and appearance of polycarbonate.

"I am pleased to be offering the full line of Accura® Materials to APP customers," said Jason Dickman, APP's president. "Accura® Materials are the broadest range of materials available and meet the demands of virtually any application. I have been in the RP industry for many years and have witnessed first-hand the evolution of Stereolithography materials from the early acrylate materials that yielded inaccurate, brittle parts to those today that are closer to production-grade materials than ever before. The Accura® Materials line really exemplifies the commitment of 3D Systems to the development of cutting-edge SL materials that push the envelope of traditional prototyping materials and bring customers closer to production parts."

"It is a testament to the breadth, differentiation and functionality of our SLA® Materials' portfolio that a leading service bureau has chosen to go 100% Accura® for its Stereolithography materials," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "Accura® Materials are fast becoming an industry-leading brand, further enhancing our Pro Part solutions. The word is getting out that our expertly engineered materials bring a whole new dimension to part design and fabrication, delivering a new level of accuracy, speed, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and superior quality."

About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products.

More information on the company is available at http://www.3dsystems.com.

About American Precision Prototyping, LLC:
American Precision Prototyping, LLC, (APP), a privately held services company, is the premier rapid prototyping and manufacturing facility in the Midwest. APP sets itself apart from other rapid prototyping and manufacturing facilities by offering free, instant online quoting 24/7, complete project solutions from design to production utilizing the latest equipment and materials in house, providing unsurpassed customer service, and offering their customers a 100% quality guarantee.
Instant Quotes, Quality Parts.

More information on the company is available at http://www.approto.com.

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