3D Systems and DSM Desotech Sign Joint Venture Agreement

20 December 2001

3D Systems and DSM Desotech Inc. have formed OptoForm LLC, a joint venture that will focus on the development and commercialization of new equipment and materials for rapid tooling and direct and indirect in-line manufacturing processes.

New Cockpit Door Panel Material

20 December 2001

Telair International has begun production of a ballistics-tested and flammability-qualified ""hardened"" material for aircraft cockpit door and other cabin surface security applications.

End-of-life vehicle law (Germany)

20 December 2001

On December 5th 2001, the German Federal Government passed the bill for the ""law on the disposal of end-of-life vehicles (end-o-life vehicle law)"" and an explanatory statement on the bill.