BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Design News magazine, a key information source for engineers developing products of the future, has named the ZPrinter® 450 from Z Corporation as its Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winner in the Rapid Prototyping category.

Design News presented the award to Z Corporation today at National Manufacturing Week in Rosemont, Ill., the leading conference and exposition for the U.S. manufacturing industry.

"The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize excellence and innovation across the five key coverage areas for Design News readers," said Design News Editor-in-Chief John Dodge. "We congratulate this year's winners and thank everyone who entered this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards. Z Corporation embodies the enthusiasm, excellence, and excitement of design engineering that is conveyed on the print and web pages of Design News."

Z Corporation is the maker of the world's fastest 3D printers and only ones capable of printing in multiple colors. The ZPrinter 450, released in March, is the first color 3D printer to break the $40,000 price point, the most highly automated, and the most compatible with office environments.

"The automated ZPrinter 450 makes it easier than ever for companies to share physical color models of product designs for design review and early marketing," said Z Corporation CEO Tom Clay. "The result is more feedback, fewer errors and ultimately better products delivered more quickly to market."

About Design News

Design News, founded in 1946, is the leading technical resource for design engineers, who create everything from planes, trains, and automobiles to cellular phones, medical devices, and, well, just about every other product on the planet. For more information, visit www.designnews.com.

About Z Corporation

Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility, and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color - and uniquely portable 3D scanners - handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment.

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