updated 3/17/2011 8:46:45 AM ET 2011-03-17T12:46:45

ATLANTA, March 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (Nasdaq:TDSC), announced today the immediate availability of greatly enhanced quoting capabilities through QuickCutCNC ™. This new rapid CNC machining service, developed by custom manufacturing leader Quickparts ®, is now providing online, interactive quotations for all custom CNC machining projects.   





After submitting a design for quotation, customers will now receive an emailed link to access the interactive quote online, where a variety of options can be instantly updated, including material, surface finish, and quantity. The quote also includes an interactive 3D design for manufacturability (DFM) viewer that demonstrates exactly what the machined parts will look like once complete, eliminating unintended design modifications and subjective milling accommodations. 

"The interactive quote is another valuable technology that we provide to our customers," said Todd Hellman, Business Manager for QuickCutCNC. "We began by offering over 30 different CNC materials with lead times of less than five days, and are now providing additional tools like the interactive quote and 3D DFM to further enhance the process."

About Quickparts

QuickCutCNCTM is an exclusive brand of Quickparts® that specifically provides engineers with CNC machined parts in less than five business days, with material options ranging from aluminum to over 30 different plastics. The machined parts serve as highly functional prototypes since they are constructed from actual production grade plastics.    

Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company, provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers to create plastic and metal parts from rapid prototyping to production, utilizing 3D CAD files.  Using patented QuickQuote® technology, Quickparts® is able to provide product designers with an 'instant online quote' for the manufacturing of custom parts from prototype to production. Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: Rapid Prototyping (SLA®, SLS®, FDM, PolyJet), Machined Plastic Prototypes (MPP), Cast Urethane Parts, Injection Molding (Tooling and Parts), Sheet Metal Parts, CNC Machined Parts, and Metal Castings.

More information about QuickCutCNC™ is available at www.QuickCutCNC.com , or by calling 678-338-3485. For more information about Quickparts®, visit www.quickparts.com or call 770.901.3200. Also visit the Quickparts® blog at blog.quickparts.com

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About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and custom part services. Its expertly integrated rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions reduce the time and cost of designing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts; customers create with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com , www.quickparts.com, www.Printin3D.com , www.3Dproparts.com , www.toptobottomdental.com , www.dpt-fast.com , www.bitsfrombytes.com , blog.3DSystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3DSystems.com.

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         Email: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         
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         803-326-3941
         Email: HayesK@3dsystems.com

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