HELISYS WILL SELL SANDERS SYSTEMS

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TORRANCE, CALIF. — Helisys Inc. of Torrance has agreed to sell equipment from Sanders Prototype Inc., a provider of high-precision, three-dimensional modeling equipment.

Helisys develops and builds automated systems for creating models, patterns, prototypes and production tooling from 3-D computer-generated designs.

Sanders of Wilton, N.H., also supplies thermoplastic materials for modeling.

Its ModelMaker II, with accuracy of one-thousandth of an inch over 3 inches, is used for small-scale modeling.

The agreement permits Helisys to sell Sanders' desktop ModelMaker II rapid prototyping system in early summer under the Helisys name.