Re: Competition for Objet

From: IJ (Irene) George (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 20:39:05 EEST

Maybe just replace ThermoJet sales

>From: "Steven Pollack" <StevenP@DigitalJeweler.NET>
>To: <>, <>
>Subject: Re: Competition for Objet
>Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 10:45:17 -0500
>Great, but is it castable? Interesting also that so many in the jewelry
>industry, myself included, have talked to 3D Systems regarding the
>and having a two material system with a dissolvable material so support
>structure would not be such a hassle, and they determined that several
>million $ in R&D would need to be done to achieve this. Subsequently they
>determined that their R&D funds would be better spent elsewhere.
>Appearantly this R&D went into blocking a competing technology rather than
>opening up new markets for 3D Systems products. I don't see how this
>product will open up any new markets. I can definately see how it would
>canabalize existing sales of SLA machines but that does not seem like such
>benefit to 3D Systems.
>They should really call me before doing these things.
>Steven Pollack
>----- Original Message -----
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>Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 9:44 AM
>Subject: Competition for Objet
> > This appears to be 3D Systems answer to the Objet.
> >
> > 3D VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2002--3D Systems Corp.
>(Nasdaq:TDSC - news) today announced it is developing a new solid imaging
>technology that produces plastic-like models using a combination of
>photocurable hot melt materials and inkjet printing.
> > "This technology advancement, now in the final phase of development,
>represents a significant evolution of our Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) product
>line, which will provide numerous benefits for our customers," said Grant
>Flaharty, executive vice president of worldwide business operations.
> > "The new technology combines 3D Systems' expertise in photocurable
>materials with our proven ink-jet-based MJM technology to offer the best of
>both -- durable photopolymer-based materials delivered via an easy-to-use
>3-D printer. The resulting product will be commercialized in 2002 and
>designers, engineers and other 3-D data users to quickly, easily and
>conveniently produce cost-effective, high-quality durable models in their
> >
> > Regards,
> > REL
> >
> >
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