[rp-ml] Print3D

From: Deelip Menezes <deelip_at_sycode.com>
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 23:14:42 EEST

The RPML mailing list etiquette lists that new product announcements are
welcome on the RPML. So here goes.

Actually this is related to my earlier discussion about the RP file format.
I mentioned that using "RP Export for SolidWorks", a SolidWorks user could
export his solid model to a RP file and send it across to a service bureau
which could directly read in into their system by means of RP Toolkit. This
is exactly what we are doing at Print3D Corporation (www.print3dcorp.com). I
will let the press release do the talking.


Deelip Menezes

[Press Release follows]

Print3D Puts the Factory in the File Menu
Rapid prototyping bureau unveils free pricing-engine plug-in

Redding, CA October 8, 2008 - Print3D, a global provider of rapid
prototyping services, today announced its debut release of its real-time
quoting engine, now available as a free download at www.print3Dcorp.com.

Print3D version 1.0, offered as a standalone PC application and as a plug-in
for several major CAD systems, makes ordering designs into production as
easy as sending a document to a printer. CAD users receive real-time,
guaranteed quotes for plastic or metal prototypes for whatever components
they have open in their modeling workspace. Users can customize their order
through the integrated interface, adding paint and finish options, and then
send the request to rapid prototyping facilities directly from their 3D

Print3D is the first rapid prototyping bureau to develop an offline method
of pricing and ordering parts. The innovation not only gives CAD users the
opportunity to iteratively check costs anytime through the course of design,
but also makes enormous strides both in convenience and security beyond the
online ordering methods used by competing bureaus.

"Just from a day-to-day perspective, designers get more sophisticated
pricing and greater control over the quality of the orders in far less time
than they would exporting and uploading each part to a website," explains
Print3D CEO Ron Barranco, owner of the long-established rapid prototyping
shops Stereolithography.com, and ZCastings.com. "For these reasons, we
expect Print3D to quickly become the preferred rapid prototyping vendor
across the CAD industry."

Print3D offers next-day delivery on most simple SLA and SLS plastic
prototypes, and two- to three-day delivery on more complicated orders, such
as customized paint, dye, or metallic-plating finishes, or metal-casted

"Security of design data is significant advantage of the Print3D concept,"
says Print3D CTO Deelip Menezes, owner of CAD software development firm
SYCODE, and founder of the OpenRP Initiative.

"In the past, customers would have to pass their intellectual property
through the World Wide Web just to receive a price quote," Menezes explains.
"With Print3D, you can check the price at anytime and your design data never
leaves your computer. When it comes time to order, Print3D automatically
packages your design into a password-encrypted data stream directly to our
secure FTP site. Print3D is without question the most secure way to order

Today's announcement includes the release of plug-ins specifically
programmed for integration into the applications AutoCAD, Inventor,
Rhinoceros, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Alibre Design, and SpaceClaim. The
stand-alone Print3D 1.0 accepts 3D models from several vendor-neutral
formats including IGES and STEP, allowing any CAD user to access the
service. Print3D plans to release seven more plug-ins in the coming months
for Pro/Engineer, Revit, Maya, 3DMax, IntelliCAD, IronCAD, and KeyCreator.
The current software release is free and now available for download at:

About Print3D Corporation

Print3D, a global provider of custom rapid prototyping services, provides
CAD users an advanced set of software tools that integrate directly into
their modeling environment. Print3D's powerful real-time pricing engine
makes quoting and ordering parts as easy as printing a document.

Print3D brings together the reliability of an established network of RP
production operations with the conveniences of CAD modeler automation.
Print3D was co-founded by CEO Ron Barranco, who has delivered quality
prototype services since 1994 as owner of Stereolithography.com and
Zcastings.com, and CTO Deelip Menezes, owner of the international CAD
software development firm SYCODE and founder of the OpenRP Initiative.

Print3D Corporation currently operates in Redding, California, Las Vegas,
Nevada, and New Britain, Connecticut. For more information, and to download
a free Print3D plug-in, please visit: www.print3Dcorp.com.

Press Contact:
Brett Duesing
Duesing Brown Communications (DBC)
(303) 875 9268
Received on Wed Oct 08 23:25:49 2008

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