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Article Type: Web sites From: Assembly Automation, Volume 31, Issue 3
This is the homepage for 3Dproparts, a division of 3D Systems, a US publicly traded company and leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. 3Dproparts is a material evaluation web site with online pricing that may be used to order non-commercial Stereolithography (SLA®) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) parts, enabling more designers and engineers to experience the benefits of additive manufacturing technology.
Directly from the homepage, the user is walked through a step-by-step process, inclusive of intro videos and live chat assistance, for an instant, online quote or order. Tabs on the site, which provide highly detailed information, consist of: parts (metal or plastic prototypes and production); applications by industry or use; technologies; instant quote; services; knowledge center; and news and events. Also on the site, which is available in four different languages, are a Search Key, Blog, and Newsletter.