3D Systems Delivers Industry's First Completely Scalable Production Platform -- Announces General Availability of Figure 4® Modular and New Production Materials
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3D Systems Delivers Industry's First Completely Scalable Production Platform -- Announces General Availability of Figure 4® Modular and New Production Materials

- D&K Engineering turns to Figure 4 Modular to replace other traditional technologies, realizes reduced development cycles, shorter time-to-market, and increased productivity

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 20, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — At RAPID+TCT 2019, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced June 2019 general availability of Figure 4® Modular as well as five new materials that will roll out over the coming months and will extend the company's production workflows.

Part created in Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10, a flexible material for the production of exceptionally durable propylene-like black parts.

3D Systems is the only digital manufacturing solutions company that can provide the depth of expertise, and breadth of technology leadership to address any application -- enabling businesses to reduce costs, increase revenue and remain ahead of the competition like never before. Through collaboration with its customers, 3D Systems continues to innovate, and rethink manufacturing, and the release of Figure 4 Modular and new materials will enable even more applications.

The Figure 4 platform is a flexible production system with configurations designed to allow customers to grow as their needs and businesses require.  Figure 4 Modular is a digital light printing (DLP) production solution capable of producing parts with high surface quality and fidelity.  The Figure 4 platform helps accelerate time-to-market with ultra-fast production (up to 100 mm/hr) and six sigma accuracy and repeatability – enabling manufacturers to quickly iterate designs or produce end-use parts without regard to a minimum order quantity.  It is the industry's first, truly scalable solution, and meets the needs of various production environments, from standalone units to automated factory solutions. The Figure 4 platform includes three models:

Figure 4 Modular Enabling Scale for Digital Manufacturers
Customers are already realizing the benefits of Figure 4 Modular. Decathalon (a global sporting goods manufacturer based in France), Midwest Prototyping (a Wisconsin-based service bureau), and D&K Engineering (a product design and contract manufacturer based in San Diego, CA) have experienced great success with the printer.

New Materials Pave the Way for New Applications
Today, 3D Systems is also announcing new DLP and SLS materials to continue the expansion of its robust plastic 3D printing solution portfolio – enabling new production workflows.

The company is announcing immediate availability of Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10, a flexible material for the production of exceptionally durable propylene-like black parts. This material is ideal for functional assemblies and prototypes, master patterns for RTV/silicone molding, short-run production, and concept and marketing models. Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10 joins the portfolio of currently available Figure 4 materials which includes Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 10Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15, Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10, and Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10.

3D Systems is also announcing the planned release of additional Figure 4 materials to add to its range of applications:

"The newest additions to our plastic 3D printing portfolio demonstrate our commitment to driving the adoption of digital manufacturing," said Vyomesh Joshi, president and CEO, 3D Systems. "With the industry's first, truly scalable plastic production platform and our robust selection of materials, 3D Systems enables customers to rethink manufacturing and realize improved agility, reduced complexity, and lower overall total cost of operation."

Forward-Looking Statements
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About 3D Systems
More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions company, it empowers manufacturers to create products and business models never before possible through transformed workflows. This is achieved with the Company's best-of-breed digital manufacturing ecosystem - comprised of plastic and metal 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and a portfolio of end-to-end manufacturing software. Each solution is powered by the expertise of the company's application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform manufacturing environments. 3D Systems' solutions address a variety of advanced applications for prototyping through production in markets such as aerospace, automotive, medical, dental and consumer goods. More information on the company is available at  www.3dsystems.com.


Figure 4 Modular provides customers with an upgradable, cost-effective 3D production solution which can as their production needs expand.

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