Tangible Express buys ten machines from 3D Systems
Posted to News on 16th Mar 2007, 09:06

Tangible Express buys ten machines from 3D Systems

3D Systems Corporation has received an order for ten systems from Tangible Express of Springville, Utah, USA, for its rapid prototyping and manufacturing 'fractional ownership' programme.

Tangible Express buys ten machines from 3D Systems

Tangible Express, a pioneer in 'rapid prototyping and manufacturing fractional ownership', is expanding its capacity with the addition of ten new machines from 3D Systems. This large order will support the recent launch of its Tangible Alliance Program (TAP), a new and innovative hosted fractional ownership programme that enables customers to have access to the exact amount of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing capacity they need without the associated operating, training, maintenance, facilities and service costs. Tangible Express already owns and operates a fleet of systems that includes several Viper Pro SLA and Sinterstation HiQ HS SLS systems.

The order of ten state-of-the-art systems includes six Viper Pro SLA systems, three Sinterstation HiQ HS SLS systems and a Viper SLA system. This purchase expands Tangible Express' materials portfolio through additional dedicated machines and materials combinations and enhances its ability to deliver what is claimed to be the most comprehensive 3D Systems supplied material selection for parts in the industry.

Faster turnaround

Alex Linde, president and chief operating officer of Tangible Express, comments: "This order not only creates more available inventory, but it allows us to offer our users a turnaround time unheard of in the industry."

David McInnis, Tangible's founder and chief executive officer, adds: "This order adds 16 manufacturing platforms of 3D Systems' latest, most productive and accurate systems for us to build owners' orders on. We are deliberately investing in this additional capacity now so that we can meet demand and offer our fractional owners a significantly reduced lead-time. Our goal is to set a new industry standard by producing owners' builds within hours instead of the current industry practice, which is days."

As part of 3D Systems' commitment to its customers' success, the company is providing dedicated on-site service to Tangible Express, thereby maximising systems' performance and up-time.

Affordable cutting-edge technology

Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer, states: "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. By choosing to build their fractional ownership business model based on our latest, high-quality 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. We believe that the combination of our latest Systems and Materials 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."

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