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@Work: Consumer Products Prototyping

Imagine that you're managing a design team for a leading toy manufacturer. The difference between being a winners or losers in this market is often determined by who can get their products stocked and shelved in retail for the holiday season. You know that the American International Toy Fair is a major event that weeds out the winners from the losers. You job is to be a winner! Your company has come up with a new product targeting young consumers. At the eleventh hour, your engineers come back and advise you that the existing design has a fatal flaw. You're only months away from the event. You rally your "pit crew" and go into action. You are confident that you can resolve the problem. You have 3D Systems on your side.

Our stereolithography apparatus (SLA) provides the ability to produce three-dimensional objects directly from digital data. This innovation revolutionized model making, pattern making and prototyping by allowing the designer to produce an accurate physical model within a day or two.

Our 3D printer (ThermoJet) offers designers the ability to produce inexpensive 3D models directly from their workstations, with the convenience of a copier. ThermoJet has proven to be an invaluable tool to designers, who, without training, could now produce 3D physical models for communicating designs early in the development phase, in partnership with stereolithography models for accuracy and testing.

Both of these tools have now become the most efficient manner in which a designer can go from creation to reality. As designers around the world are learning, 3D Systems' products allow them to communicate the way they design - in 3D.

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