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3DSystems ProX 8500 DMP full metal production


Derived from 3D Systems’ proven metal additive manufacturing technology, the DMP 8500 Factory Solution is engineered for uniform, repeatable part quality and high productivity in metal 3D printing with a low total cost of operations (TCO).

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Modularity for a Scalable Factory Solution

  • The DMP 8500 Factory Solution is comprised of function-specific modules designed to maximize efficiency by optimizing utilization. Each module within the factory solution is fully integrated with a Removable Print Module (RPM) which is vacuum sealable for a controlled print environment and engineered to move between printer and powder modules for a continuous production workflow.

    Printer modules are designed for ongoing, 24/7 printing of parts. Powder Management Modules (PMMs) are designed to efficiently depowder parts on build platforms and automatically recycle unused powder materials to prepare the RPM for the next build.

    Configure your factory set up with the optimum number and type of modules you need to meet your production workflow needs.

  • DMP 8500 Thales part
  • Uniform, Repeatable Quality

    When it comes to production, repeatable part quality is essential. The RPM of the DMP 8500 provides consistent powder control, batch after batch to deliver scalable metal additive manufacturing. Featuring a vacuum chamber to ensure the lowest O2 content, the DMP 8500 printer module provides high quality 3D printed metal parts. Powder waste is eliminated, as the vacuum chamber guarantees consistent high material quality, sufficient to be used again and again.

  • Metal 3D Printing with Lower Part Costs

    The modular design of 3D Systems DMP 8500 Factory Solution enables continuous function of all metal 3D printing and powder management modules to maximize uptime, throughput and operational value. The ability to match the number and type of modules required for your production workflow helps optimize your investment while minimal manual processes further reduce ownership and operational costs.dmp 8500 25 metal parts

  • High Productivity

    With a large build volume (500 x 500 x 500mm) and high throughput enabled by multiple lasers, the DMP 8500 Factory Solution delivers high productivity in metal additive manufacturing. Paired with its modular design, scaling production is straightforward through the installation of additional metal printer and powder modules.

  • Seamless Large Parts

    The intelligent laser configuration and 3DXpert™ driven scan technology of the DMP 8500 Factory Solution enables the production of seamless large parts the size of the full build volume. This results in the highest surface quality for metal 3D printed parts with outstanding material properties.

3DSystems launch ProX 6100 SLS inc. new materials


New ProX® SLS 6100 offers six production-grade materials and delivers superior part quality compared to competing systems. Versatile mid-frame solution for functional prototyping and direct 3D production that delivers accuracy, durability, repeatability and lower total cost of operation. New DuraForm ProX® FR1200 material delivers FAR 25.853 compliance, meeting the flame retardancy thresholds required by the Aerospace market. New ProX® SLS 6100 offers six production-grade materials and delivers superior part quality compared to competing systems

ProX 6100 SLS

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 8:00 AM

DENVER, Colorado, November 7, 2017 – Today, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced an addition to its line of leading Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) production systems with the ProX®SLS 6100, a next-generation printing platform that enables customers to seamlessly scale from functional prototyping to low volume functional production parts. By combining the printer, new materials, software and cloud-based services, this new solution addresses the majority of the plastic prototyping and production needs of the Automotive, Durable Goods, and Healthcare industries as well as satisfying specific needs for Aerospace interior cabin parts. The ProX SLS 6100 also delivers larger parts than small-frame systems, industry-leading total cost of operation (TCO) and is aggressively priced against similar printers in its class.

Also announced is the introduction of three new production-grade nylon materials to its broad portfolio of production SLS materials. These new solutions support the customer’s journey in moving from prototyping to production and address a broad set of industry applications. They include:

  • DuraForm® ProX® FR1200 material delivers FAR 25.853 compliance, meeting the flame retardancy thresholds required by the Aerospace market for interior cabin parts. The material meets AITM Smoke Density and Toxicity Requirements, and its non-halogenated formulation has a favorable health profile. Parts produced with DuraForm ProX FR1200 possess excellent surface quality and a vibrant white color that cannot be attained with competitive materials making it ideal for post-processing and painting.
  • DuraForm® ProX® EX BLK is a very high-durability nylon 11-based plastic derived from renewable non-petrochemical based resources. Tough enough to replace CNC/molded ABS and polypropylene, this material delivers functional production parts with high durability and impact strength, and excellent fatigue-resistance for long-term usage. The black color of the material eliminates the need for dying or painting. These properties make DuraForm ProX EX BLK ideal for short production parts that will see repeated use and wear, vehicle dashboards, grills and bumpers, and snap fit enclosures that will be subjected to repeated cycling.
  • DuraForm® ProX® AF+ aluminum- and mineral-filled nylon 12 is ideal for production of high stiffness components that require heat resistance while under load (e.g., casings, covers and housings for motors, small engines or HVAC systems), as well as parts requiring an aluminum aesthetic. The material is optimal for applications in the Automotive, Aerospace and Consumer Goods industries to deliver functional production parts with smooth surface finish that are also suitable to many secondary processes such as drilling, polishing, and taping. The metallic finish also makes DuraForm ProX AF+ a good material for prototyping of bezels, buttons and knobs where a metal-like finish might be desired.

“We are at an inflection point in the 3D printing industry and critical elements like accuracy, durability, repeatability and lower total cost of operation are critical for our customers’ success,” said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. “By combiningproduction-grade nylon materials, an advanced software workflow and new SLS technology, the ProX SLS 6100 forms a versatile solution for functional prototyping and direct 3D production.” 

Production Quality, Priced for Prototyping

With automated materials handling through the material quality control (MQC) system, the ProX SLS 6100 provides continuous automatic sifting and filtering with maintenance-free transportation of material to the printer. A new air-cooled laser eliminates the need for a chiller, delivering greater efficiency and lower total cost of operation. Finished prints feature a smooth surface, with the highest resolution and edge definition of any SLS system.

Advance Workflow with 3D Sprint™

3D Systems’ 3D Sprint™ is an additive manufacturing software that prepares and optimizes CAD data and manages the SLS print process. The software includes tools for high-performance, high-density 3D nesting, quality checks for pre-build verification and a sinter cage structure generator, bringing high performance and productivity to the ProX SLS 6100 production process.

Maximize Production with 3D Connect™

3D Connect™ Service provides a secure cloud-based connection to 3D Systems’ service for proactive and preventative support to enable better service, improved uptime and production assurance for systems. Through 3D Connect™ Manage, the user can also manage and monitor their equipment with anytime, anywhere access to their print jobs, system performance metrics and usage.

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Zcorp Z350

Mono powder 3D printer




  • Build volume 203x254x203mm
  • Technology CJP
  • Materials plaster core

Zcorp Z450

Full CMY colour 3D printer




  • Build volume 203x254x203mm
  • Technology CJP  
  • Materials plaster core

Zcorp Z650

Full CMYK colour 3D printer




  • Build volume 254x381x203mm
  • Technology CJP  
  • Materials plaster core

3DSystems ProJet 3500 HD Max 

High resolution 3D printer

2nd-user, supplied as turnkey solution 



  • Build volume 298x183x203mm
  • Technology MJP  
  • Material choice Crystal, Navy plastic resin

3DSystems ProJet 2500 Wax

16 micron layer wax 3D printer

Ex-demo, supplied as turnkey solution



  • Build volume 295x211x142mm 
  • Technology MJP  
  • Material Investment Casting Wax

Important Notes

  • All prices quoted exclude VAT.
  • Terms are payment with order.
  • All items are one-offs, so are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Prices quoted are only available for customers on the UK mainland.
  • Machines offered with 12 month warranty.

Turnkey Solution

where specified includes: Delivery, Installation, Training, Std s/w print drivers, Base set of materials, 12 months support with up to 3 on-site callouts

Please contact Grant Cameron on 01420 88645 or email

Zmorph VX 3D Printer launched at TCT


The new ZMorph VX Multitool 3D printer was launched at the TCT Show 2017. The 3D printer can also be used with a CNC milling toolhead, a laser toolhead, dual extruder or thick paste extruder. The VX marks a shift from earlier versions with an improved quality of components used and a renewed focus on the 3D printing element of the machine.

Marek Klos from ZMorph with a drone made using the ZMorph VX multitool 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.
Marek Klos from ZMorph
Pictured with a drone (including the PCB's) made using the ZMorph VX multitool 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.

Einstart-C FFF desktop 3D printer


Shining 3D has released the Einstart-C FFF desktop 3D printer, adding to its existing series including the Einstart-S and the Einstart-L systems. The Einstart-C is Shining 3D’s solution for personal and company use, with added security features making ideal for 3D printing at schools and at home.

The EinStart-C 3D Printer can be purchased in the UK via CDG or

From model to print

The 3D printer has a build volume of 15.3cm cubed, and a layer resolution ranging from 0.1 to 0.4 mm. The filament is continuously deposited through a 0.4mm nozzle.

To make the printer more accessible as a teaching tool suitable for children, the 3D printer features automatic levelling and is fully enclosed. Printing pauses when the enclosure door is opened, and resumes operation once closed again.

A colour touch screen interface gives an improved simulation of the finished product.

Front view of the Einstart-C printer. Photo via Shining3D.
             Front view of the Einstart-C printer. Photo via Shining3D.

Scanning compatability

As a replication tool, the Einstart-C printer can be used together with Shining3D’s range of Einscan 3D scanners, which can create digital replicas of objects, such as sculptures, complex structures and tools, to be rendered as an STL file and 3D printed.

Shining 3D’s own 3DStar software provides slicing capabilities. The sliced model can then be transferred via USB to the printer. While the printer does not print in multiple colours, the PLA material is suitable for acrylic painting and finishing.

An expanding market

Following the opening of its Europe, Middle East and Asia headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany earlier this year, Shining 3D is expanding its customer base across the desktop 3D printing and handheld 3D scanner market.

The company also produces a range of scanners for intra-oral and dental applications.

The EinStart-C is the first commercial 3D printer from Shining3D. Photo via Beau Jackson.
                               The Einstart-C is the first commercial 3D printer from Shining3D. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

Pricing quotes for the Einstart-C are available upon request directly from Shining 3D.

Technical specifications

  • Printer technology – FDM
  • Layer production (mm) – 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.25, 0.4
  • Footprint (mm) – 364 x 386 x 380
  • Build size (mm) – 153 x 153 x 153
  • Single Extruder – Yes
  • Nozzle diameter (mm) – 0.4
  • Local flash storage – 4GB
  • AC Input – 100-240V, AC 50-60HZ
  • Power Supply – 19V
  • Local Flash Storage – 4GB
  • Screen – 3.5 inch color touch screen
  • Connectivity – thumb drive, USB cable, Wi-Fi
  • Filament – 1.75 PLA
  • Software – 3DStar
  • LED Lights – Yes
  • Door Sensor – Yes
  • Speaker – Yes
  • Full Enclosure – Yes
  • Heating Element Cover – Yes
  • Auto-leveling – Yes
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity – Yes
  • Operating system support – OSMac, Win7 or above Mac

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Our featured image shows the Einstart-C printer on display at the TCT Show 2017. Photo via Beau Jackson.

CDG at TCT & Interplas Shows


CDG have partnered with all of our key suppliers and are therefore located on four stands at the linked Interplas and TCT Shows, from 26th to 28th September. Please make sure to visit the following stands...

TCT: stand #G4
Replik8 3D Scanners
Partners: Shining3D, 3DSystems Geomagic
Products:  EinScan 3D scanners, Geomagic scanners & software

TCT: stand #G6
CDG 3D Printers
Partners: 3DSystems, Zmorph
Products: ProJet 3D printers, ProX additive manufacturing, Zmorph 3D printer

TCT: stand #G8
Omni 3D Printers
Partners: Omni3D
Products: Omni Factory 2.0 3D printer

Interplas: stand #BB20
Cimatron CADCAM
Partners: 3DSystems Cimatron
Products: Cimatron CADCAM software

TCT 2017 floorplan

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