[rp-ml] Tangible expands capacity adding 10 more 3D systems machines; Announces 3D Systems partnership

From: David McInnis (david@chispalabs.com)
Date: Sat Mar 31 2007 - 21:52:44 EEST

We are ramping capacity to meet demand for our fractional ownership
program. The announcement of this purchase was made mid-March but
last week we announced our partnership with 3D Systems which makes us
their Fractional Ownership Partner. Last weeks announcement can be
found here http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/03/prweb514665.htm.

I am new to this list and look forward to participating in
discussions here.


David McInnis, CEO
Tangible Express

Fractional rapid prototyping company announces purchase of ten state-
of-the-art 3D Systems' SLA® / SLS® systems

Springville, UT -- Tangible Express, the pioneer in rapid prototyping
fractional ownership, has completed an order with 3D Systems
Corporation (TDSC) for 10 additional Rapid Prototyping and
Manufacturing systems. Tangible Express is expanding its capacity to
support its new Tangible Alliance Program™ (TAP™). Rapid prototyping
fractional ownership, recently introduced to the industry, enables
customers to own the exact amount of rapid prototyping and rapid
manufacturing assets they need.

This order not only creates more available inventory, but it allows
us to offer our users a turn around time unheard of in the industry
The large 10-machine order consists of six of 3D Systems latest dual
vat Viper™ Pro SLA® Systems, three Sinterstation® HiQ™ HS SLS®
Systems and a Viper™ SLA® System. "This order not only creates more
available inventory, but it allows us to offer our users a turn
around time unheard of in the industry," states Alex Linde, President
and COO of Tangible Express. Tangible Express recently announced its
expansion into its new facility to provide room for the new system

"This order adds an additional 16 of 3D Systems' latest, most
productive and accurate platforms for us to build orders on. We are
deliberately investing in this capacity in our facility to meet
demand and offer our fractional owners a significantly reduced lead-
time. Our goal is to set a new industry standard by beginning owners'
builds within hours instead of the current industry practice, which
is days. The goal is to put "rapid" back into rapid prototyping,"
says David McInnis, Tangible's founder & CEO.

"We are delighted to support such an innovative company as Tangible
Express and are proud that they chose 3D Systems as the backbone of
their fractional ownership program," said Abe Reichental, President
and CEO 3D Systems. "By choosing to build their fractional ownership
business model based on our latest, largest and most capable and
accurate Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems, Tangible
Express can deliver to its fractional owners cutting edge technology
at an affordable price as they need it and when they need it,"
continued Reichental. "We believe that the combination of our latest
systems and materials technology along with Tangible Express
innovative way of delivering it to the marketplace as fractional
ownership of both SLA® and SLS® technologies will open new price
sensitive market segments not currently addressed by our solutions."

The order also adds two more materials to Tangible Express' growing
portfolio of RP materials: Accura® Bluestone® and DSM Somos® 11120.

Tangible Express and 3D Systems Corporation worked closely on the
order to insure the logistics of smooth delivery and on-site
servicing of the systems. To maximize machine performance and uptime,
3D Systems will provide dedicated on-site service. "We are very
satisfied with the service level commitment that 3D Systems is
providing us enabling us to enhance our own uptime and capacity
utilization," commented Linde.

About Tangible Express™

Tangible Express, a Springville, Utah-based company, pioneered the
rapid prototyping fractional ownership model with its Tangible
Alliance Program™. As a service provider, Tangible Express produces
prototypes for its fractional owners, manufacturers, design firms and
other companies needing high quality parts built from state of the
art equipment and materials.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of Rapid 3-D Modeling, 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 www.3dsystems.com, or
via email at moreinfo 3dsystems.com.

Alex Linde, President & COO
Tangible Express
888-PART-LAB (727-8522)
801-473-1922 Direct

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