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3D Systems To Launch Groundbreaking Products At EuroMold 2013

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –November 4, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that consistent with its decision to further extend its first mover advantage in key verticals, it plans to commercialize a number of significant new products, including several breakthrough advanced manufacturing printers and professional scanners, at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 – 6, 2013, at the Frankfurt Messe. 3DS will exhibit its complete lineup of professional products at stand E68 and its extensive consumer products at stand B79 both located in hall 11.

“We encourage everyone to join us for the largest and most exciting EuroMold exhibit in our history,” said Cathy Lewis, 3D Systems’ Chief Marketing Officer.

3D Systems’ ProJet® 3500 HD Makes Its Mark at Shachihata

Since 1925, the stamps of Shachihata, Inc. have been making their mark on the face of the workplace for nearly 90 years. With Shachihata’s introduction of the self-inking “Mannen Stamp Pad” and the ink pad-free “XStamper”, this Japanese company has made product design and innovation its highest priorities over the years as it seeks to creatively and ecologically support customers’ needs.

With top craftsmanship at the center of its development goals, Shachihata incorporated 3D printing into its workflow in 2007 and most recently adopted the ProJet® 3500 HD 3D printer (now sold as the ProJet® 3500 HDMax) by 3D Systems, enhancing the overall process and product.

According to Taketoshi Ota of the Product Development Department, Shachihata initially explored 3D printing when it realized it was “the newest tool to support the shortening of the production period.” This was especially relevant to Shachihata at the time because the company was trying to agilely make itself available to overseas expansion and more diversified products. As the company has grown with its 3D printers, Shachihata has not only halved the time from planning to product sales, but has improved product quality and boosted design and innovation creativity.

Shachihata’s focus has historically been on stamps and stationary products for domestic office use. However, the flexible capabilities opened up by 3D printers enabled the company to expand development into products for foreign markets as well as for in customers. The transition from hand drawings to digital 2D/3D CAD that was part of this expansion has proven to be particularly helpful in accelerating design modifications and shortening development periods. When Shachihata added a 3D printer of its own, the company was also able to bring prototyping in-house, which translated week-long delays for inspection models into overnight results

3D Printing: An Exciting Technology

The new age brings many exciting new projects and breakthroughs, one of these being 3D printing. 3D printing may seem like a brand new concept but in fact the first working 3D printer, was created in 1984 by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corp.

It has recently broken new grounds and researchers and scientists are trying to make it a widely used technology.

3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects of practically any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is accomplished by using an additive method, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.

3D Systems Expands Its Partnership With Japan’s Canon Marketing to Distribute Its Advanced Manufacturing 3D Printers

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 30, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Canon Marketing, part of the Canon group, joined its expanding network of resellers and will market and sell its professional products in Japan.  The move expands Canon’s offerings to include all of 3D Systems advanced manufacturing portfolio. This expansion feeds into Canon’s strategy to further growth through business creation and evolve into a service company. Under this arrangement Canon will market and sell all of 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including its direct metal printers.

Yasuhisa Oba, Executive Officer of Group Executive Industrial Equipment Sales Headquarters, Canon Marketing Japan said, “We are honored to distribute 3D Systems’ leading production printers. 3D Systems is the inventor, pioneer and recognized leader in this field and their reputation is impeccable. The combination of 3D Systems cutting edge manufacturing capabilities with Canon’s decades of  Industrial Equipment Sales service and applications experience is sure to provide our Japanese customers with the best products and service available on the market today.”

3D Systems Expands South Carolina Printer Manufacturing Operations

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 28, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is investing $10 million to expand its Rock Hill, SC, manufacturing operations generating 145 new jobs. 3D Systems, the recognized 3D printing inventor and global leader is committed to building a future powered by sustainable, localized manufacturing. The company already began hiring for these positions and those interested in job opportunities with 3D Systems should visit the company’s careers webpage at www.3dsystems.com/careers.

“To accommodate unprecedented demand for our products, we are expanding our manufacturing operations in the Charlotte Region. We are literally manufacturing the future in Rock Hill and deeply appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation.

3D Systems Expands South Carolina Printer Manufacturing Operations

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 28, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is investing $10 million to expand its Rock Hill, SC, manufacturing operations generating 145 new jobs. 3D Systems, the recognized 3D printing inventor and global leader is committed to building a future powered by sustainable, localized manufacturing. The company already began hiring for these positions and those interested in job opportunities with 3D Systems should visit the company’s careers webpage at www.3dsystems.com/careers.

“To accommodate unprecedented demand for our products, we are expanding our manufacturing operations in the Charlotte Region. We are literally manufacturing the future in Rock Hill and deeply appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation.

3D Systems Launches Cubify Design Advanced Consumer Modeling Software

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 28, 2013 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of Cubify® Design™, a powerful parametric CAD tool built on the same foundational skills mastered in entry-level Cubify Invent and completes the advanced 3D printing toolbox for CubeX users. Cubify Design is ideal for complex projects requiring real-world functionality and accuracy. When used in combination with Cubify Sculpt’s organic modeling and mash up capabilities, users will discover endless potential for their dynamic ideas. Cubify Design comes with a 14-day free trial, is priced at $199 and available now on Cubify, the online destination for all things 3D printing.

Cubify Design packs a powerful feature set that includes the ability to create assemblies allowing for interaction and motion within parts of a design. Users can view models as they will appear in the physical world with accuracy and full motion. Cubify Design includes 2D rendering features making it simple to share drawings when co-creating with others. The software accepts a variety of file formats and exports additional file formats including STL for direct plugin into Cube or CubeX software, making designs 3D print ready. 3D Systems plans to fully integrate Cubify Design into its expanding Cubify platform and to its award winning Cube and CubeX 3D printer experiences with direct plugins.

3D Systems Creative Talents Janne Kyttanen and Scott Summit Featured in Museum of Arts and Design Exhibit

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 15, 2013 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Janne Kyttanen’s Macedonia Space Divider and Scott Summit’s Bespoke Prosthetic are on display now through July 6, 2014, in the MAD Museum’s new exhibit, Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital. According to the MAD Museum, “This landmark exhibition brings together more than 120 works of sculpture, jewelry, fashion, and furniture by 85 artists, architects, and designers from 20 countries to examine how new technologies are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and creation. The cutting-edge works highlighted in the exhibition demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between art and technological innovation as well as materials and new techniques.”

Janne Kyttanen pioneered 3D design and printing for consumer products with the design studio, Freedom of Creation, that he founded in 2000. The Macedonia Space Divider was designed to create the most flexibility and freedom when dividing interior and exterior spaces, and is part of Kyttanen’s much larger 3D printed home decor and fashion collections available for purchase on Cubify, 3D Systems consumer marketplace. Today, Kyttanen continues to shape the future of consumer 3D printing as Creative Director for 3D Systems, and empowers consumers with their own creativity to personalize the things they wear and homes they live in with customizable 3D printed collections on Cubify.

Toro Rosso Formula 1 Racing Team Boosts Success with the Aid of Geomagic Control

If ever there was an industry in which time compression is the name of the game, it’s Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing.

Among the teams competing in Formula 1 is Scuderia Toro Rosso, which is owned by the Red Bull Company. And like all other Formula 1 teams, Scuderia Toro Rosso is always looking for new and better ways to compress development and production times and to increase the reliability of its racing cars.

One advantage that the team has over the competition though is the use it makes of Geomagic® Control™(formerly know as Geomagic Qualify®) 3D inspection software at its headquarters in Faenza, Italy. This has reduced the time required to inspect new parts by an average of 30 percent. It has also given Scuderia Toro Rosso the ability to inspect parts that previously could not adequately be inspected within the demanding time frames of Formula 1.

Geomagic Control is advanced computer-aided inspection software that enables fast, easy-to-understand graphical comparisons between 3D CAD models and as-built parts, or between parts from different production runs. It saves time and increases accuracy for first-article and in-process inspection and enables trend analysis, 2D and 3D dimensioning, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and automated reporting in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PDF and VRML/HTML.

3D Systems Partners with Leading UK Technology Distributor Midwich

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –October 10, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Midwich will become the 3D printing company’s  largest distributor in the United Kingdom. Midwich plans to solidify 3D Systems’ position as the 3D printing leader in the UK beginning with an aggressive pursuit of the education market. Midwich will begin distribution immediately of 3D Systems’ full line of professional and personal 3D printing solutions.

Midwich is the UK’s leading trade-only distributor of technology solutions with more than 30 years of experience in the AV and IT channels. Midwich supplies a wide variety of consumer electronics, print imaging and audio visual products to leading resellers in the education, healthcare and retail industries. Midwich has established channels in the UK, Europe and Australia.

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