Press Release

From: Marina Hatsopoulos (
Date: Thu Oct 30 1997 - 08:53:38 EET



Marina Hatsopoulos
Z Corporation
35 Medford Street, Suite 213
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-2781

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Somerville, MA-August 26, 1997-Z Corporation is planning the national
debut of its revolutionary new office-compatible Z402TM rapid
prototyping system on November 4-6, 1997 at Autofact 97. This event,
held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, features the most advanced
information technologies for the manufacturing enterprise. The event,
which is sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), is
expected to attract over 15,000 industry professionals ranging from
company executives to design and product engineering staff.

Z Corporation will be printing parts at the show and handing out free
samples as they come off the machine. This is possible because Z Corp.
builds parts at a speed which is dramatically faster than that of any
other rapid prototyping system on the market. Because of its relatively
modest price of $59,000 and reliance on inexpensive, nontoxic
materials, the Z402 system is uniquely suited to in-house installation
alongside the half-million 3D CAD systems currently installed
worldwide. Furthermore, the system does not require support structures
since the loose powder acts as a support structure during the entire

Z Corporation was founded in December 1994 to commercialize a patented
technology that radically streamlines the process of creating
three-dimensional appearance models from computer-aided design ("CAD")
files. The core technology for the Z402 system was developed at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, patented by MIT, and exclusively
licensed to Z Corp. for applications involving the fabrication of
appearance models. The Company sold its first beta unit in December
1996 and is now selling commercial units.

Autofact is North Americas leading forum for advanced information-based
technologies that accelerate the pace at which manufacturers get
products to market. This conference and exposition, which is in its
20th year, focuses on the latest information technologies impacting the
design and manufacturing processes.

For more Autofact information, contact the SME Customer Service Center
at 1-800-733-4763, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through
Friday, or by fax at (313) 240-8252. SME, headquartered in Dearborn,
Michigan, is an international professional society. Founded in 1932,
SME has nearly 70,000 members in 70 countries. The Society also
sponsors some 275 chapters, districts and regions, as well as 240
student chapters worldwide.

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