BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Z Corporation today announced it is a Gold Sponsor of the Autodesk Imagine 2009 tour, which starts tomorrow and continues in eight cities, including a virtual event, across the United States and Canada. Z Corporation is the exclusive 3D printer partner for the tour.

The Imagine Tour launches Autodesk's 2010 software product line in industries including manufacturing, GIS, engineering, entertainment, and AEC. The tour kicks off tomorrow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates and locations include:

  • Toronto, ON, April 21
  • Minneapolis, MN, April 23
  • Vancouver, BC, May 7
  • Dallas, TX, May 12
  • Anaheim, CA, May 14
  • New York, NY, May 28
  • Calgary, AB, June 2
  • San Jose, CA, June 4

In addition to the eight-city tour, Z Corporation will join Autodesk for a global one-day virtual launch event on Tuesday, May 19. Z Corporation will have a virtual exhibit booth at the event, and will interact live with participants via virtual chat. Individuals interested in attending can register at: www.autodesk.com.

"We have tightly integrated 3D printing capabilities in AutoCAD 2010, enabling our customers to quickly and easily create physical models of their projects," said Guri Stark, Autodesk vice president, AutoCAD and Platform Products. "With the support of Z Corporation, we look forward to introducing our customers to this new feature and the many other enhancements in our 2010 product line on the Imagine tour."

Z Corporation and its reseller partners will feature the company's full line of 3D ZPrinters on the Imagine Tour, including the new ZPrinter® 650. ZPrinters create physical models directly from 3D data, just as 2D printers create documents from word processing text. The company will also showcase its line of handheld 3D laser scanners that can scan any object in real time with one continuous scan, including the new ZScanner® 700 CX and ZScanner® 700 PX.

"We believe the Imagine Tour will provide a perfect venue to demonstrate the significant value of 3D printing to Autodesk's current and future customers," said John Kawola, chief executive officer at Z Corporation. "Autodesk understands the value 3D printing brings to the product development process, and we are proud to be their exclusive partner on the Imagine Tour."

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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