ROCK HILL, S.C., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced the immediate availability of VisiJet ® SL Impact plastic for use in 3D Systems' ProJet ® 6000 and ProJet ® 7000 crossover 3D printers, the latest generation of advanced SLA ® manufacturing 3D printers delivering unmatched accuracy, speed and part performance. VisiJet SL Impact provides nearly 50% higher impact strength with unmatched durability for direct manufacture of end use parts. VisiJet SL Impact is highly versatile, powering a wider range of applications that require higher throughput Polypropylene, Polyethylene and ABS performance. It is ideal for functional parts that must stand up to the harshest, most demanding environments, and use cases, include snap fit parts, functional assemblies, master patterns for vacuum casting and other applications requiring outstanding toughness, such as automotive parts, drill/tap and mechanisms that are bolted together. "The step-change impact strength of our new VisiJet SL Impact material is a revolutionary breakthrough in 3D printing plastics," said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product and Channel Management for 3D Systems. "VisiJet SL Impact parts have the toughness and durability of ABS for both prototyping and manufacturing uses. Best of all, these parts reflect a stunning white finish that replicates the look and feel of injection molded parts." Find more information VisiJet SL Impact at 3DSystems.com. About 3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.