3D Printers

3D Systems Repeats Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – September 3, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that for the second year in a row, the company has made Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of the fastest-growing companies, ranking number 2 in tech and number 5 overall out of 100 global companies listed. Fortune points out that even in stagnant times certain companies thrive, and the annual list of high achievers shines the spotlight on the most vibrant parts of our global economy.

Fortune highlights that, “Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is being increasingly used to create cost-effective models and real parts for machines and end-use products. 3D Systems designs and sells printers and associated materials and services for both home and commercial use. In mid-2012 it doubled its R&D expenditures and improved marketing to expand its products and boost sales. Those efforts seem to be paying off.”

3D Systems to Present at Citi 2013 Global Technology Conference

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – August 28, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to present at the Citi Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM ET at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York, NY. Damon Gregoire, Senior Vice President and CFO will update investors on the operational and strategic progress the company is making.

Biomedical Device Makers Reshape Heads - and Lives - With Volumetric Software

When defect, deformity, or injury alters cranial bones, surgeons need a unique blend of engineering and artistry to return the human face to its former aesthetics. Advances in volumetric CAD technology are allowing traditional CAD manufacturing principles to meet complex medical modeling needs that formerly couldn’t be handled digitally — like reshaping the human skull. These advances let biomedical engineers digitally sculpt a custom cranial implant or surgical guide with the best fit and function for each patient.

A new breed of rapid-product-development firms provides doctors and patients with such surgical guides and custom implants faster and more cost effectively, thanks to advances in rapid manufacturing techniques and biocompatible materials.

Despite readily available digital medical imaging files such as CT scans and MRIs, patient-specific implants and surgical guides are still primarily made by hand by small labs. Organizations usually can’t support volume demand for digital fabrication devices to justify their cost. Labs cut, grind and manually shape surgical guides and implants that must be iteratively fitted to the patient, despite the fact that there are precise digital files that represent the perfect template for the desired human form. In the case of a cranial implant, time is often of the essence, minimizing the patient’s risk for further injury or infection.

3D Systems Reports Q2 2013 Results

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – July 30, 2013 - 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that its second quarter revenue grew 45% from the prior year to $120.8 million on a 108% increase in printers’ and other products revenue and 30% overall organic growth resulting in GAAP earnings of $0.10 per share and non-GAAP earnings of $0.20 per share.

Gross profit increased 46% and gross profit margin expanded 40 basis points to 51.8%, contributing to GAAP net income of $9.3 million, and a non-GAAP net income improvement of 36% over the 2012 quarter to $19.0 million.

3D Systems Acquires CRDM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 20, 2013– 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired CRDM, Ltd., a leading UK provider of rapid prototyping and rapid tooling services based in Bucks, England. The company intends to immediately integrate CRDM into its global Quickparts Solutions custom parts and manufacturing services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CRDM, Ltd. designs, prototypes and manufactures parts and tooling for a variety of automotive, aerospace, medical device and motorsports applications, including F1. With almost two decades of experience and a loyal customer base, CRDM extends 3D Systems’ offerings and its footprint in the UK, further positioning the company at the center of the rapidly growing, direct manufacturing opportunity.

3D Systems Launches Cubify Sculpt

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 14, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of Cubify® Sculpt, a powerful virtual clay sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, intuitive sculpting delight for everyone. Cubify Sculpt, powered by 3D Systems’ volumetric CAD engine, is ideal for the freeforming of organic shapes with ready-to-print output. Cubify Sculpt comes with a 14-day free trial, is priced at $129 and available now on Cubify.

Cubify Sculpt packs a powerful feature set that includes embossing with textures, adding color with paint for full color 3D printing, intuitive push and pull tools to sculpt in virtual clay and accurate symmetry settings for designing organic shapes. The mash up feature empowers users to import multiple designs to create larger and more complex objects. Cubify Sculpt designs are 3D print-ready for at-home printing or cloud printing with materials like Cubify Ceramix and Cubify Colorstone. Cubify Sculpt accepts STL, OBJ and PLY file formats. 3D Systems plans to fully integrate Cubify Sculpt into its expanding Cubify platform and to its award winning Cube and CubeX 3D printer experiences with direct plugins.

3D Systems Attends Association For Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI 2013) Conference and Exposition

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 12, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today plans to exhibit its aerospace and defense 3D content-to-print solutions at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI 2013) Conference and Exposition. The company’s portfolio of industrial-grade 3D printers, on-demand parts services and 3D design and engineering software, which enable direct-to-manufacture parts production, will be on display August 12-14, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., at booth 1828.

3D Systems Acquires TeamPlatform

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – August 6, 2013– 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired TeamPlatform, a leading cloud-based, collaborative design and project management platform. 3D Systems plans to immediately integrate the TeamPlatform technology into both its professional and consumer offerings, including Geomagic Solutions and Cubify.com.

TeamPlatform allows product design, engineering services and manufacturing companies to easily manage hundreds of small or large projects with masses of data being shared and used concurrently. It delivers simple-to-use task management tools, project meta-data structuring capabilities and reusable workspace templates for effective, productive and affordable collaboration.

3D Systems Expands Its China Presence With Tianjin Real Estate Development Company

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –July 29, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Tianjin Real Estate Development Management Co., Ltd. in Northern China has begun selling its complete portfolio of personal and professional 3D printers.

The Tianjin organization has over 20 years of experience with an outstanding track record in bringing best-in-class solutions and services to the real estate, architectural, government and technology sectors. “By combining our experience and customer relationships with the most comprehensive 3D printing portfolio on the market, we are able to provide the total solution to our customers,” said Heting Ma, President of Tianjin Real Estate Development Management Co., Ltd.

3D Systems And Yamada Denki First To Bring Cube 3D Printers To Japanese Consumers

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –July 29, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Yamada Denki, the largest consumer retailer in Japan, began selling 3D printers at its Ikebukuro flagship store. The Cube® and CubeX™ 3D Printers are immediately available in the store for $1,299 and starting at $2,499 USD, respectively.

The Cube® 3D Printer is the first consumer 3D printer that is home certified and safe for children. It is truly plug-and-play, right out of the box, with an easy load cartridge and touchscreen user interface. Cube features Wi-Fi, is compatible with Mac and Windows, and comes with 25 free 3D files designed by professional artists. The CubeX 3D Printer boasts the largest build platform in its class allowing the user to select from one, two or three print heads to enable multi-color and multiple material 3D printing. Additional apps and print materials are available online.

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