updated 3/29/2011 8:46:32 AM ET 2011-03-29T12:46:32

ATLANTA, March 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (Nasdaq:TDSC), announced today the release of even further enhanced quoting capabilities through QuickCutCNC ™. This new rapid CNC machining service, launched by custom manufacturing leader Quickparts ®, now has the ability to automatically identify and quote threaded holes as part of the online, interactive process for all custom CNC machining projects.  









After submitting a design for quotation, QuickCutCNC™ customers now receive an emailed link to access their interactive quote online. If the submitted designs include holes, the QuickCutCNC™ system will automatically populate the quote with a list of available thread options based on the size of the hole, allowing the customer to then instantly select (or decline) threading for each individual hole. Orders can still easily be placed directly through the online interactive quote.  

"Threaded holes are common and have historically required additional communication and input from the customer, delaying the process of procuring CNC Machined parts online," said Todd Hellman, Business Manager for QuickCutCNC™. "By automatically detecting and offering threaded holes as part of our online interactive quoting, we are providing yet another technology that further simplifies and streamlines the process for the customer."

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 materials.    

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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         Stacey Witten
         803-326-4010
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