Atlanta, GA, February 22, 2011 - (Quickparts) - Quickparts (http://www.quickparts.com), a leading provider of custom designed parts, ranging from rapid prototypingto plastic injection molding, announced today that it was acquired by 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC).
Quickparts has served the product development market since 1999, utilizing their patented QuickQuote® instant quoting technology. The technology has allowed Quickparts to serve over 14,000 customers and assist in the development of thousands of new products. By becoming part of 3D Systems Corporation, Quickparts will be able to leverage its ability to serve customers with the latest 3D Systems’ products and services.
“We are very pleased to add a true leader and innovator of Quickparts’ reputation and scale to our rapidly growing global network of custom manufacturing services,” said Abe Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems. “With Quickparts, under the capable leadership of Ron Hollis, we intend to democratize access to all our 3D content-to-print solutions and accelerate adoption for the benefit of our growing customer base.”
“We are honored to become part of 3D Systems, a recognized global 3D content-to-print leader,” said Ron Hollis, president and CEO of Quickparts. “Over the past decade, Quickparts pioneered the way product development and manufacturing professionals outsource custom parts. We plan to leverage our proprietary e-commerce capabilities for the benefit of the entire 3D Systems’ product portfolio. Our mission has always been to make it easy for our customers to buy custom parts and with this acquisition, our customers will benefit even more.”
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Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers who want to create plastic and metal parts from rapid prototyping to production, utilizing their 3D CAD files. Using patented QuickQuote technology, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an ‘instant online quote’ for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to production.
Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: Rapid Prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Manufactured Plastic Prototypes (MPP), Cast Urethane Parts, Injection Molding (Tooling and Parts), Sheet Metal Parts, CNC Machined Parts, and Metal Castings.
For more information about Quickparts, visit www.quickparts.comor call 770.901.3200. Also visit the Quickparts blog at blog.quickparts.com.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, parts and print materials. 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.