3-D Physical Models of Designs in Progress

Thanks to a service from the 3-D technology company Z Corp. (Burlington, MA) users of AutoCAD software can quickly and easily obtain 3-D physical models of designs in progress.

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Thanks to a service from the 3-D technology company Z Corp. (Burlington, MA) users of AutoCAD software can quickly and easily obtain 3-D physical models of designs in progress. The ZPrints™ service can help them enhance products, cut costs, and shorten development cycles. Z Corp. offers the capability to answer the increasing need for more 3D-printed prototypes at every stage of the design cycle.

ZPrints enables designers and engineers to click a button in AutoCAD 2009, order a 3-D model on-line, and have it printed and shipped to them immediately for review with colleagues, customers, and partners.

AutoCAD, a leading 2-D and 3-D design application, produces 3-D models that easily convert to industry-standard stereolithography (STL) 3-D printing data. ZPrints leverages newly available 3-D printing functionality that has been introduced to AutoCAD subscription customers via a new bonus pack.

ZPrints represents a partnership between Z Corp. and Quickparts, a rapid prototyping service provider. AutoCAD users will benefit from Z Corp.’s low-cost, highest-resolution technology and Quickparts’ premium parts, service, and support.