SOURCE: Harvest Technologies, Inc.

April 30, 2007 11:52 ET

Harvest Technologies Introduces Fire Retardant SLS Material

BELTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Harvest Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services, has introduced a fire retardant SLS material called Fine Nylon FR to add to its rapid prototyping and manufacturing material offerings. Fine Nylon FR is the latest SLS manufacturing material on the market and its addition keeps Harvest on the cutting edge of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technology.

"By adding this new flame retardant SLS nylon with robust mechanical properties to our rapid manufacturing capabilities, we are taking a big leap forward as an aerospace parts manufacturer," stated Ron Clemons, Director of Business Development at Harvest Technologies. "We have experienced a great response from the aerospace community to our recent AS9100 certification and our ability to digitally manufacture durable complex parts and assembly tooling in a rapid manner. Now we have added the ability to rapidly produce flight-worthy parts that will pass the 60 second burn test."

SLS Fine Nylon FR is a durable and tough Nylon 11 that offers great flexibility and impact resistance while maintaining its memory and superior mechanical properties. Additionally, Fine Nylon FR has proven to pass 60 second vertical burn testing. This material is ideal for producing functional prototypes -- especially with snap fit assemblies or living hinges -- as well as end-use production parts and assemblies. "Our SLS rapid manufacturing capabilities have translated into big money and time savings for many low-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Because it is a tool-less layer-additive process, product designers are now able to design for optimum functionality, rather than restrictive tooling, cutting down on ancillary part count and offering weight savings for aircraft and vehicles," concluded Clemons.

About Harvest Technologies

Harvest Technologies, Inc. is a full-service, high-capacity provider of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing services. Utilizing the latest rapid manufacturing technology from 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), Harvest specializes in producing top quality functional prototypes, show models, casting patterns and end-use production parts in plastic, metal and elastomeric materials. Since 1995, Harvest Technologies has serviced a growing customer base across many industries such as aerospace, consumer products, automotive, and medical.

For more information, contact Harvest Technologies, 1000 Industrial Park Road, Belton, TX, USA 76513; phone +1-254-933-1000; fax +1-254-298-0125; web site:; email:

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