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3D Systems Delivers Breakthrough 3D Virtual Surgical Training Solutions

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, April 13, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a new range of breakthrough virtual modules and simulators designed to enhance the training of surgeons and ultimately to improve patient outcomes. The company’s newest products include a virtual reality Lobectomy training module, a new GI Endoscopy – Fundamental Skills module, and the RobotiX Mentor for robotic surgery training. 3DS will showcase these new surgical training products and 3D printed anatomical models at the 2015 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, April 15-18, in booth #432.

3DS has been at the forefront of surgical planning and personalized medical solutions for almost two decades. With an end-to-end digital thread that integrates surgical simulation and training with virtual surgical planning (VSP®) and 3D printing of anatomical models, surgical instruments and medical devices, 3DS has helped doctors in tens of thousands of complex medical cases to achieve better patient outcomes with faster surgeries.

3D Systems Acquires Leading Chinese 3D Printing Sales and Service Provider, Expanding Its Regional Presence

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, April 6, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it acquired Easyway Design and Manufacture Co. in China, including its wholly owned subsidiaries comprising the Easyway Group, creating 3D Systems China. Easyway is a leading Chinese 3D printing sales and service provider with key operations in Shanghai, Wuxi, Beijing, Guangdong and Chongqing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are excited to become part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today,” said May Zhou, General Manager, Easyway. “We plan to leverage our collective knowledge and experience for the benefit of our customers by building a stronger local presence and immediately delivering the full range of 3DS products throughout China.”

3D Systems 3DMe® and SenseTM Apps Deliver New Blended Reality Experiences

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 24, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a breakthrough step towards the democratization of the 3D printed lifestyle with the immediate availability of its popular 3DMe® and Sense, consumer applications on select all-in-one, 2-in-1 and laptop PCs equipped with the new Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera. This is the first integrated camera that sees in three dimensions, making it an ideal match for 3DMe and Sense applications. Together with Intel RealSense technology, 3DMe and Sense apps bring new, immersive 3D content creation tools to PC users of any level. This powerful combination of easy-to-use 3D capture and editing functions, makes it easy for everyone—from kids to grandparents—to  digitize cherished keepsakes on the go, instantly share animations via social channels and create printable 3DMe selfies. Watch a video highlighting this immersive, shareable experience.

3D Systems Introduces Groundbreaking Virtual Medical Training Solutions for Advanced Care and Improved Patient Outcomes

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 23, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the release of two new training modules for its Simbionix™ARTHRO Mentor™ arthroscopic training simulator: the Hip Diagnostics module and the Advanced Knee module. Together, these 3D virtual reality (VR) training solutions improve surgical preparedness and planning for complex orthopaedic procedures.

“These new modules are part of the latest 3D Systems Healthcare technology, materials and know-how that are designed to power personalized surgery,” said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, 3DS. “We are dedicated to helping doctors train for, plan, practice and perform complex medical procedures and achieve better patient outcomes.”

3D Systems Celebrates 3D Printed Lifestyle Ahead of 3D Print Week New York this April

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 19, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is bringing the 3D Printed Lifestyle to 3D Print Week New York with an exciting array of events, including a Cubify® Pop Up Shop at the 3D Print Design Show, a 3DS Design Challenge focused on Home of the Now themed decor and furniture, and an education event organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. From how we work to how we live and play, 3DS’ event schedule for 3DPrint Week celebrates the many ways that 3D printing impacts our lives, and reflects the increasing availability and accessibility of this transformative technology. 

To kick off its celebration of the 3D printed lifestyle, 3DS is launching a Home of the Now themed furniture and design competition, “Designing the Future.” The competition challenges designers to create "designed-for-3D-printing" home decor and furniture, throwing out traditional design rules and constraints and embracing the limitless complexity afforded by 3D printing. The winning designs will be sold as limited edition items on 3DS’ Cubify destination, with proceeds benefiting Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The winner will not only see their concept come to life, but also win a Cube® 3D printer. The competition begins today and runs until April 15, 2015. For more information and full rules, visit www.cubify.com/designchallenge.

3D Systems Helps Bi-Link Slash Product Development Time and Costs with 3D Printed Injection Molds

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 11, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that Chicago-based mechanical component supplier Bi-Link Corporation uses 3D-printed injection mold tooling to drive powerful design cycle innovation and slash part development costs. Using several ProJet® 3500 HDMax printers, Bi-Link provides its customers with 3D print injection mold tooling and real-time production-grade test parts in mere hours—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional tooling. Watch this video to see the 3D print injection mold tooling process and applications.

Bi-Link collaborates with engineering teams all over the world to solve complex design challenges from beginning to end. By incorporating the ProJet 3500 HDMax into their workflow, they’ve become exceedingly nimble so they can support rapid design iteration, create production test parts in as little as a day, diagnose problems in manufacturability, and even provide short-run manufacturing for their clients. This gives Bi-Link incredible business agility and a true advantage over prior processes. 

3D Systems and Rita Leibinger Medical Get Disabled Dogs Back on their Feet Fast with 3D Printed Titanium Implants

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 10, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that more than 10,000 disabled dogs are now able to run faster, jump higher and play harder thanks to 3D printed metal orthopedic knee implants that the Company manufactured for Rita Leibinger Medical. Digitally designed and 3D fabricated titanium implants empower veterinarians to compress the treatment-to-recovery cycle of a common, but difficult-to-solve problem in dogs’ legs, underscoring the power of 3D printing to improve the quality of life for all.

Watch this video to see how 3DS’ printing capabilities help disabled dogs to walk and run freely, just six weeks after surgery.

3D Systems and UC Berkeley Bring Stunning 3D-Printed Cement Architectural Structure to Life

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 9, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the unveiling of “Bloom,” a spectacular 3D printed architectural-scale structure created at UC Berkeley using 3DS’ ColorJet printing technology. The work of Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and his graduate student team, the project was unveiled at the fifth annual Berkeley Circus.

Measuring approximately 12’ W x 12’ D x 9’ H, this groundbreaking architectural work is the largest and most precise 3D-printed polymer structure to date. Brought to life by 3DS’ ProJet x60 printers, “Bloom” demonstrates how artists, architects and engineers increasingly rely on 3D printing technology to design and produce complex structures with uncompromised speed, cost, accuracy and creative freedom.

3D Systems and Henry Schein Enter Multi-National Distribution Agreement

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 2, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a multi-national distribution agreement with Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world’s largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners.  Under the new agreement, Henry Schein will offer 3DS’ dental 3D printers to its dental laboratory customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and Thailand. The agreement substantially expands 3DS’ dental labs reach and integrates its printers into Henry Schein’s complete digital dental solution.

Under the terms of this agreement, Henry Schein will market and sell 3DS’ micro-SLA ProJet® 1200 and its new ProJet® 3510 DPPro as part of its digital dental laboratory offering, which includes 3D scanners, software, installation and post-sales support.

3D Systems Debuts Powerful New All-In-One Medical 3D Printer at LMT LAB DAY Chicago

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, February 24, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of its revolutionary all-in-one medical 3D printer, the ProJet 3510 DPPro, which the company plans to debut at LMT LAB DAY Chicago 2015. The ProJet 3510 DPPro, the latest in 3DS’ stellar MultiJet (MJP) line, gives medical and dental labs the power to print precision dental wax-ups; durable implant drill guides; temperature-resistant, thermo-formable orthodontic patterns; and crown and bridge molds interchangeably, at up to twice the throughput of today’s printers.

Armed with the ProJet 3510 DPPro’s game-changing speed, throughput and versatility, dental and medical labs can print precision, personalized medical tools and devices created directly from patients’ data, in a matter of hours—all in a smaller footprint than existing medical printers.

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