3D Printers

3D Systems to Present at Stifel Technology, Internet and Media Conference 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –February 4, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to present at the Stifel Technology, Internet and Media Conference 2014 on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM PT at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Damon Gregoire, Senior Vice President and CFO, will update investors on the operational and strategic progress the company is making.

Turning Wax Into Silver

Combine creative people and unlimited technology, and anything can happen. That’s what we advocate and live at 3D Systems. Since we’ve got both creativity and technology in house, when projects come along, we like to see for ourselves just how far we can go. So when a request came for some 3D Systems cufflinks, we went to work.

Our training specialist, Lu McCarty took on the project, utilizing 3D Systems software and hardware, along with some friends in the jewelry business, to see this project from concept to manufacturing. What makes this story so nice is that it parallels the manufacturing process that a jeweler might use everyday, and it shows the power of 3D design and 3D printing technology to supercharge that process.

The request came on August 3, 2013, when Senior Director of Functional Design Scott Summit sent out an internal request: “Does anyone have any 3D Systems cufflinks? I’m going to a black tie dinner.” 

Lu began work on the project shortly thereafter, creating a design using a combination of Geomagic® Design™ Direct, a comprehensive reverse engineering and direct modeling CAD package, and Geomagic Wrap®, which transforms point cloud data into 3D polygon meshes. When it came time to print, he used the ProJet® 3510 HD Max for prototyping and the ProJet® 3510 CPX for printing wax casting patterns.

Here’s how he got to the final product.

3D Systems and Hershey Team Up To Deliver 3D Printed Edibles

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 16, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that it entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate, sweets and refreshment, to explore and develop innovative opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, including confectionery treats. The alliance combines Hershey’s world-class food science and manufacturing expertise with 3DS’ powerful 3D printing technology and knowhow to deliver new consumer experiences.

“We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands,” said William Papa, Vice President and Chief Research and Development Officer, The Hershey Company.  “Whether it’s creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future.” 

3D Systems Mainstreams Consumer 3D Printing with a Dozen New Products at CES 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 13, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) showcased a dozen groundbreaking new consumer and prosumer 3D printing products  at CES 2014, along with meaningful partnerships and immersive experiences that catapult its entire portfolio of consumer solutions forward.

At CES the company also announced the appointment of will.i.am, global entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, as 3DS’ Chief Creative Officer, with the responsibility to mainstream 3D printing through major collaborations with creative brand partners, innovative global campaigns, and educational grand challenges to popularize 3D printing.

“Our next-gen consumer and prosumer products are compelling, attractive, productive and easier to use,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. “At CES 2014 we catapulted our award-winning Cube® family forward, defined entirely new to the world product categories with affordable edibles and ceramics and democratize full color desktop printing and new physical photography devices.”

3D Systems to Present at Needham Growth Conference

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 13, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM ET at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. Avi Reichental, President and CEO and Damon Gregoire, Senior Vice President and CFO, will update investors on the operational and strategic progress the company is making.

3D Systems Appoints will.i.am as Its Chief Creative Officer

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 8, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that will.i.am, global entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, joined 3DS as its Chief Creative Officer. In this leadership role, will.i.am will inspire, shape and drive all of 3DS’ initiatives to mainstream the use of 3D printing through major collaborations with creative brand partners, innovative global campaigns and educational grand challenges designed to grow the popularity of 3D printing.

The addition of will.i.am to the 3DS team brings tremendous talent, vision and influence, and underscores the company’s commitment to democratize 3D printing.  3DS plans to leverage will.i.am’s international creative industry network to immediately extend its reach into select high-end fashion accessories houses, leading entertainment and life style brands and key corporate sponsored educational and sustainability initiatives.

3D Systems Unveils New iSense Consumer Scanner At CES

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) previewed today its iSense™ 3D scanner, a new 3DS consumer scanner for iPad with seamless 3D printing optimization. The iSense is ideal for physical photography, empowering users to easily capture moments in every dimension. Created for 3DS by Occipital and powered by Structure Sensor technology, iSense can be used on anything and you don’t have to stand still or place an object into a box as required with other 3D scanners. Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a photorealistic copy of the real thing. iSense is powered by the same software as 3DS’ popular Sense scanner. The iSense will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall.

“We are excited to bring a sleek new physical-photography device to iPad lovers the world over,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President, General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. “iSense has the most diversity in its class for scan size and can capture everything from a delicious cupcake to a full body selfie, processing in seconds to a 3D printable, and comes with powerful, intuitive software that lets the user crop and enhance with easy and automated tools.”

3D Systems Sweetens Its Offering with New ChefJet™ 3D Printer Series

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) introduced today the ChefJet™ series of 3D printers, launching an entirely new, kitchen-ready 3D printer category for edibles. The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer and the full-color, larger format ChefJet Pro 3D printer. Early feedback characterizes ChefJet as the must-have companion for the professional baker, cake master, and high-end event and restaurateur. Equipped with The Digital Cookbook, easy to use ChefJet software for the non-CAD user, the ChefJet printers enable stunning edible prints to be incorporated into any professional kitchen, effortlessly. The ChefJet series of printers will be showcased for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, at the 3DS booth 31424, LVCC South Hall 3.

“Food is an incredible platform for creativity, experimentation, and celebration and we are thrilled to place these powerful 3D printers in bakers and chefs’ kitchens,” said Liz von Hasseln, Creative Director Food Products, 3DS. “We invite leading pastry chefs, restaurateurs and event planners to join us in bringing 3D printing into the kitchen.”

3D Systems First to Deliver 3DMe® Photobooth to the Retail Floor and Event Space

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems  NYSE:DDD) revealed today its 3DMe® Photobooth, the first compact, integrated physical photography pod that brings the entire 3DMe experience directly to the retail floor and event space. Powered by 3DS’ powerful and secure consumer cloud-hosting, publishing and fulfillment platform, the new 3DMe Photobooth is capable of instant, full-color, realistic 3D face capture for intuitive mashing with a host of personalized and licensed figurines on a large scale. 3DS plans to showcase its easy to use, self-service 3DMe Photobooth at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall.

“Mainstreaming 3D printing for the benefit of everyone is at the heart of our 3DMe Photobooth development,” said Keith Ozar, Director Marketing Consumer Products, 3DS. “We are committed to democratizing access to the entire 3D printing lifestyle and getting a ‘selfie’ mashup makes getting there easy.”

3D Systems Defines ‘Perceptual Design’ With Touch™, First Ever Consumer Haptic 3D Mouse, Priced At $499

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the debut of the first-ever haptic-based, consumer 3D mouse for intuitive 3D sculpting and design, the Touch™, with instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting. The Touch works with 3DS’ Cubify® Sculpt™, a powerful virtual sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, easy sculpting delight for students, designers and hobbyists.

Priced at $499, including Cubify Sculpt software, the Touch is expected to be ready for commercial shipment during the second quarter of 2014 and will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall 3.

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