3D Systems (DDD) recently launched its high-quality ProX 500 SLS 3D printer that can be used in various manufacturing industries. The printer is claimed to feature improved precision, durability and quality compared to the existing range of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system. The SLS specializes in integrated and compact production.

ProX 500 can be used to produce ready-to-use parts as well as integrated functional assemblies for applications in diversified manufacturing industries that include aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion products and mobile devices. The output of ProX 500 is said to be seven times faster than its competitors.

ProX 500 was developed along with the latest innovative DuraForm ProX material that delivers higher quality outputs with smoother wall surfaces and injection molding-like part quality. The printer is also pocket-friendly for users as 80% of the materials used are reusable.

The printer is additionally provided with the company’s latest print drivers and also has few automated features including those for material handling, production streamlining and recycling of the materials along with automated part nesting on the fly.

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers. The company has been innovating new solutions to improve the customer experience.

Last month, the company announced plans to exhibit next-generation advanced manufacturing solutions at EuroMold 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe, Germany. At this expo, the company intends to display its new range of professional ProJet3D printers.

3D Systems currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other companies in the industry which are worth considering at the moment include Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFII), Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. (EPAY) and SanDisk Corp. (SNDK).  All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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