3D Printers

3D Systems Creates New Full-Color Consumer Category With Sub $5,000 CubeJet™ 3D Printer

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a preview of its new CubeJet™ 3D printer. Priced under $5,000, this category-defining, desktop 3D printer delivers vibrant, full-color, high-resolution parts for a wide range of modeling and real-use products. Designed specifically for small businesses, independent entrepreneurs, hobbyists and educators, the CubeJet combines 3DS’ powerful ColorJet Printing (CJP) technology with its award-winning, easy-to-use consumer Cube® printers’ user experience to deliver the first truly affordable, full-color desktop 3D printing experience.  The CubeJet 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.

“Leapfrogging full-color printing to the prosumer and consumer desktop in a way that’s easy to own and simple to operate redefines the ‘possible’ for designers, educators, architects, marketers and artists,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President, General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. “For the first time ever, everyone can access vibrant parts quickly, accurately and affordably.”

3D Systems Extends 3D Printing to Ceramic Artisans with Sub $10,000 CeraJet™ 3D Printer

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) showcased today its new CeraJet™ 3D printer, extending its 3D printing portfolio to the ancient artisanal craft of pottery and ceramics. Ideal for artists, designers, makers and consumers, CeraJet prints intricate and detailed ceramic objects fast using 3DS’ Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) technology, that are ready for firing and glazing. This class of 3D printers and materials infuses the age-old tradition of ceramics with the ability to make previously unimagined complex shapes. CeraJet will be showcased for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, at the 3DS booth, LVCC South Hall 31424.

“The CeraJet 3D printer democratizes pottery making in the digital age, and is a prime example of the eureka that exists at the interface between ancient art and new-age technology,” said Buddy Byrum, Vice President Product & Channel Management, 3DS. “CeraJet’s affordability, utility and powerful functionality is sure to revolutionize ceramic artisanship for the benefit of brands, retailers, designers, shops and hobbyists.”

3D Systems Launches Cubify® 2.0

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 6, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of Cubify® 2.0, the only comprehensive consumer destination that delivers the complete 3D printed lifestyle through highly-curated, brand-driven experiences for fashionistas, décor enthusiasts, kids at play and entertainment fans.  The new Cubify.com also includes the first-ever, 3D printing-powered Mancave where the value is in powering your passions from DIY and automotive to sports and music. Cubify features community-centric, social functionality for users to display their designs in the Shelf, a gallery-like profile, and browse the Design Feed for community-created, inspirational and sharable content.

Cubify.com is powered by 3DS’ proprietary consumer platform that enables the secure hosting, publishing and production of large scale branded and licensed 3D printable content for retail, merchandising, and cloud sourcing or at home printing. 3DS also manufactures the award-winning Cube® family of consumer 3D printers, the Sense™ 3D scanner and a suite of consumer design software tools that are all available for purchase via Cubify.

3D Systems Recasts the Consumer 3D Printing Experience with New Cube® 3

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 6, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) revealed today the third generation of its popular home 3D printer, the Cube® 3, the first plug & play consumer 3D printer, priced under $1,000 for everyday use. Equipped with 3DS’ simultaneous multi-material and dual-color printing capability, the new Cube prints at speeds that are up to 2X faster than other alternatives, and in expanded, finer resolution print modes and with greater materials selection. The Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements making it safe for ‘at home’ use by adults and children alike. Current Cube printers received “easiest to use” and “most reliable” awards from most leading publications and the new Cube 3 is even easier to own and simpler to use with advanced mobile printing capabilities through seamless integration with a new Cubify® mobile app along with higher speed WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity. Cube 3 features an auto-leveling printpad and easier supports removal for the delivery of more complex prints. Cube 3 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.

3D Systems Ups Prosumer Standards with New Sub $5,000 CubePro™ 3D Printer

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 6, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today unveiled the new CubePro™ 3D printer, the only simultaneous triple-color, multi-materials, large capacity, prosumer printer available today. The CubePro features a controlled environment print chamber that assures high-fidelity performance and delivers professional quality prints consistently and with the ease. Prosumers and hobbyists can rely on CubePro to test and perfect their designs and print in real thermoplastic materials, resulting in parts that are durable and accurate right at their desktop or benchtop. The CubePro will be on display at CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall 3.

“We are proud to be the first to deliver professional quality prints to the consumer and prosumer, enabling educators, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to match their creativity with greater productivity,” said Rajeev Kulkharni, Vice President, General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. “The CubePro is the ultimate desktop 3D printer for the lab, workshop and office, compressing development cycles and increasing productivity.”

3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – January 3, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the acquisition of Gentle Giant Studios, the leading provider of 3D modeling for the entertainment and toy industry. For over two decades, Gentle Giant Studios has led the development of state-of-the-art content using 3D scanning and modeling to develop and manufacture licensed 3D printed characters, toys and collectibles from a variety of franchise properties with global brand recognition, including Marvel, Disney, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Avatar, Harry Potter and Star Wars.

3DS plans to immediately leverage Gentle Giant Studios technology and vast library of digital content into its consumer platform and extend its existing brand relationships to further the reach of 3D scanning, modeling and printing for entertainment, toys, collectibles, action figures in conjunction with numerous blockbuster films and evergreen licensed properties.

3D Systems Completes Acquisition of Xerox’s Oregon Based Solid Ink Engineering and Development Teams

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, – January 2, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it completed the acquisition of Xerox’s solid ink engineering and development teams and state of the art development labs and relevant patent portfolio for $32.5 million in cash. The company expects the acquisition of these highly specialized printer design and material science teams together with their labs and relevant IP to catapult its printers’ development and manufacturing capabilities a full decade forward and to substantially accelerate its revenue growth-rate over time. 

“This bold step is consistent with our belief that we must act quickly and decisively to extend and cement our marketplace leadership position and leverage unique opportunities to bring affordable, high performance new products to market years ahead of what would have been possible to accomplish organically," said Avi Reichental 3D Systems’ President and CEO.

3D Systems Expands 3DPRINTING 2.0 At CES 2014 With A Dozen New Consumer Product Reveals

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 2, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is expanding its 3DPRINTING 2.0 initiative into the consumer space with multiple, groundbreaking 3D printing and scanning products that it is showcasing at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014. Throughout the week the company plans to reveal a dozen new products together with meaningful partnerships and immersive experiences that catapult its entire portfolio of consumer solutions forward. As part of expanding its 3DPRINTING 2.0 initiative, the company will preview next-gen consumer and prosumer products and unveil three entirely new product categories at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall 3, booth 31424.

“We are bringing to CES 2014 the most powerful set of consumer 3D printing products, tools, platforms and solutions available today for the benefit of major brands, retailers and users,” said Cathy Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer, 3DS. “The exponential performance gains we are delivering together with new categories such as edibles and ceramics, coupled with performance materials, full color printing and new physical photography devices, positions our 3DPRINTING 2.0 at the heart of the emerging consumer opportunity.”

ProJet® 3510 CPX 3D Printer a Gem to Uptown Diamond & Jewelry

Traditional jewelry design is a meticulous and incremental process. Because labor and materials are a large investment for both the jeweler and the customer, confidence is the baseline requirement for both sides of a commission. Traditional design begins with an artist’s sketch for the customer to inspect.  Once the sketch is approved, it is carved out of wax and re-inspected before casting. If the wax mold is not close enough to the original sketch or fails to meet the customer’s expectations in any other way, it must be redone, or else the customer loses confidence and the jeweler loses business. Either way, a large amount of time is put into this process, which typically spans anywhere from two to three weeks.

Uptown Diamond and Jewelry in Houston, Texas, has found a way to ensure not only that their customers’ expectations are repeatedly met, but that owner Rick Antona’s confidence in his business’s abilities is sturdily reinforced. Uptown Diamond’s not-so-secret secret? The ProJet® 3510 CPX professional wax 3D printer by 3D Systems (formerly the ProJet 3500 CPX).

The ProJet 3510 CPX produces micro-detail wax patterns with outstanding surface quality and extremely fine features, ideal for intricate direct investment casting applications, such as jewelry. Compatible with VisiJet® Hi-Cast Material, the ProJet 3510 CPX produces precise, mirror standard wax casts within a 11.75 x 7.3 x 8 inch build platform for increased productivity.

Uptown Diamond decided to incorporate 3D printing into its workflow because the company wanted to both speed up its manufacturing process and ensure a quality product. Cost cutting was also a large consideration. Although championship rings are a great inlet for jewelry business, the metal molds traditionally used to cast them can cost anywhere from $4,000 - $7,000. For general wax casting, Uptown Diamond was familiar with CNC machines, but the time involved was still considerable, requiring four to five hours per machining.

3D Systems To Acquire a Portion of Xerox’s Oregon Based Solid Ink Engineering and Development Teams

3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) and Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced a transaction designed to leverage both companies’ 3D printing capabilities to accelerate growth and cement leadership positions. 3D Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xerox Corporation’s Wilsonville, Oregon product design, engineering and chemistry group and related assets for $32.5 million in cash. Both companies expect the transaction to close before the end of 2013, subject to fulfillment of certain customary conditions. This agreement expands the decade and a half long collaboration between the companies, that already produced 3DS’ best selling ProJet® series 3D printers.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with an innovative partner of the caliber of Xerox and expect that acquiring some of the Xerox Wilsonville engineering team, together with their state-of the-art development labs and selected licensed IP, to catapult our 3D printers’ development and manufacturing capabilities forward,” said Avi Reichental, 3D Systems’ President and CEO.  “This bold step is consistent with our belief that we must act quickly and decisively to extend and cement our marketplace leadership position by taking full advantage of the window of unprecedented opportunity in front of us.”

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