Three new production-level 3D printers and a new scanner-based 3D design and inspection solution from 3D Systems Inc. have been selected as Desktop Engineering’s Editor’s Pick of the Week for December 3, 2014.

According to Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering, the 3D production systems from 3DS include the ProX 800, the ProX 500 Plus and the ProX 400.

The ProX 800 is an SLA machine that allows the user to build fab-grade plastic prototypes, end-use parts, casting patterns, rapid tooling and fixtures while the ProX 500 Plus SLS system is an extended version of the widely deployed ProX 500 3D printer with more material options. The ProX 400 direct metal printing unit has the largest build area of any metal 3D printer in the 3DS line-up, and is capable of making industrial-grade metal parts and complex moulds in over a dozen alloys and ceramics.

The new scanner-based 3D design and inspection solution from 3DS, Capture Mini is a member of the Geomagic Capture family of integrated blue light LED scanners and software for professional scan-based design and quality inspection.

The complete Editor’s Pick of the Week report can be accessed on the Desktop Engineering website.