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Solid Concepts Acquires Conceptual Reality LLC
Date: May 01, 2009
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Featured firm in this article: Solid Concepts Inc of Valencia, CA

VALENCIA, California - May 1, 2009

TROY, MI - Solid Concepts Inc., a supplier of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services, recently acquired Conceptual Reality, located in Metro Detroit, MI. Conceptual Reality was owned and operated by Drew Brown, who will join the Solid Concepts team as the Facilities Director for the company's Tucson, AZ operations. Solid Concepts has absorbed the primary assets of Conceptual Reality and will discontinue the company name.

This acquisition means that Solid Concepts will have an increased capacity for rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services for its customers as well as those customers gained through the acquisition. The additional capacity, expertise, and customer base reassures Solid Concepts' place as one of the largest, most respected, and most reliable suppliers in the industry. And, with the company's division, they also provide the fastest and most economical rapid prototyping turnarounds in the industry.

Conceptual Reality's customers will now have access to prototypes, patterns, and parts manufactured from additional technologies, including PolyJet, CNC, QuantumCast advanced cast urethanes, and FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Panels). Through Solid Concepts, customers gain the availability to take advantage of overseas Tooling and Injection Molding services with U.S. project management – so customers can take projects from prototype to production using a full suite of services.

About Drew Brown:

Drew has an extensive background in RP&M. He founded and managed Conceptual Reality for 14 years. Drew is well known in the rapid prototyping industry and has an excellent reputation. Along with this extensive experience, he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an entrepreneur's resourcefulness.

About Solid Concepts Inc.

Solid Concepts supplies rapid prototyping, short-run production, tooling and molding services for all industries from aerospace and medical to sports and entertainment. Since 1991, the company has been known as a solutions provider with project management and engineering expertise. Capabilities in PolyJet™high precision 3D printing, Z-Corp 3D Color Prints, Stereolithography (SLA) models and patterns, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), CNC models and patterns, QuantumCast™advanced Cast Urethanes, and Composites manufacturing including Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), allows for low-volume production of plastic, urethane, and metal components directly from CAD design data. Tooling, Injection Molding, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) services, and Finished Goods operations make Solid Concepts a one-stop source to bring concepts from prototype to finished product. ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified facilities.