3D Printers

3D Systems Announces Availability of 3DMe® Photobooth at EuroMold 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 21, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the commercial availability of its 3DMe® Photobooth to bring the 3DMe experience to the retail and event floor space. With its new compact size, the 3DMe Photobooth uses 3D scanning technology for instant, full-color photorealistic 3D face capture. Like taking a picture, a 3DMe scan is instantaneous and can then be used to personalize over 200 customizable 3DMe figurines using the 3D portrait on the photobooth screen. The resulting data model, which takes just 15 seconds to generate, can be ordered from the 3DMe Photobooth app for printing and fulfillment through 3DS’ consumer ecommerce and cloud platform, Cubify.

Perfect for retail spaces and events, the 3DMe Photobooth has an intuitive, self-guided consumer experience and a footprint of only 2’ x 2’. It is simple to install, and when connected to 3DS’ Cubify ecommerce and cloud printing fulfillment service, there is no POS integration required.

“The 3DMe Photobooth will mainstream the 3D scanning and cloud printing experience, creating buzz and attracting crowds by bringing it right to the retail floor or event venue,” said Peter Theran, Vice President of Consumer Retail, 3DS. “Retailers can deliver 3D innovation to their customers in a fun, interactive environment with a very small footprint, and its ease-of-use and cloud-based order and fulfillment makes it simple to install and monetize the investment.”

The 3DMe Photobooth will be showcased at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11. It will be available for shipping in the U.S. and Europe on December 1, 2014. Watch a video to learn more about the 3DMe Photobooth here.

For more details on 3DS’ announcements at EuroMold 2014, please visit 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2014.  Also join 3D Systems’ President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3DS’ extensive showing at EuroMold starting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST by visiting 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2014 and clicking on the broadcast link.

Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future at www.3dsystems.com.

3D Systems Boosts Groundbreaking Production SLS Capabilities with ProX 500 Plus

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 19, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced it will preview its fastest fab-grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system yet, the ProX 500 Plus, at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. Building upon last year’s successful ProX 500 release, the ProX 500 Plus continues the company’s efforts to redefine production 3D printing, adding upgraded speeds, higher print resolution and an expanded range of engineered composite materials to the line’s already stellar part quality, precision and durability. Like the ProX 500, the ProX 500 Plus delivers injection molding-grade parts without expensive fixed tooling for highly complex and mass customized production. Parts from ProX-series SLS printers exhibit long-lasting, fab-grade durability and functionality as well as smooth surface finish.

3D Systems Continues Fab-Grade SLA Innovation with New ProX 800

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 19, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced the immediate availability of the ProXTM 800, the latest in the company’s industry-leading family of accurate, production-level Stereolithography (SLA®) 3D printers. The ProX 800 production SLA printer features a revolutionary new laser print head and print material management system to lower the total cost of ownership.  A new industrial design reduces the printer’s footprint by up to 50%, doubling production output per unit of floor space, without sacrificing print volume or maximum part size capabilities.  An upgraded easy-load resin module and integrated touchscreen controls make it easy to use.

This new production SLA printer offers high-quality, high-resolution 3D printed parts and a large print volume, allowing 3D printing service bureaus as well as automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer products, and dental and medical device manufacturers to boost production capabilities. Users can quickly create large parts or a vast number of small parts with the exceptional detail, surface finish and overall accuracy they’ve come to expect from 3DS’ SLA.

3D Systems Expands ProJet® 1200 Suite with New Materials and Applications

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 20, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the expansion of its ProJet® 1200 suite with the arrival of five new materials engineered specifically for the desktop printing capabilities of its micro-SLA 3D printer. These five new materials join the previously introduced VisiJet® FTX Green material, expanding the capabilities of jewelers, dental labs, manufacturers, engineers, and 3D artists in the creation of casting patterns, small end-use parts, figurines and presentation models.

ProJet 1200 – Jewelry

Advancing the production capabilities and throughput of jewelry designers, the ProJet 1200 now has an advanced FTX Cast material, a wax/resin hybrid material developed specifically for compatibility with a wide range of jewelry casting methods and materials, and FTX Gold and FTX Silver for stunning jewelry samples and presentation models.

3D Systems’ ProJet® 5500X To Feature New Flexible, Composite Materials

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 20, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that it will preview new VisiJet® functional elastomers for the acclaimed ProJet® 5500X composite 3D printer at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. These new additions to the VisiJet materials line gives product designers and engineers even more versatility to create models, functional prototypes and end-use parts with multiple material printing.

With the strength of an expanded materials selection, the ProJet 5500X excels in a variety of applications, including overmolded parts, multi-material assemblies, rubber-like components, long-lasting living hinges and high temperature testing. The ProJet 5500X creates composites on the fly, layer by layer at the pixel level, allowing customers to create multiple material parts without the time and expense of assembly. The ProJet 5500X also boasts a 60% larger volume than comparable systems and includes 3DS’ exclusive five-year print head warranty saving tens of thousands of dollars in service and operating costs versus other printers in its class.

3D Systems Previews High-Capacity ProX 400 Direct Metal 3D Printer for Tool-Free Manufacturing

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 18, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced it will offer a preview of its latest industrial Direct Metal Printing (DMP) system, the ProXTM 400, at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The ProX 400 gives aerospace and automotive companies, medical implant makers, tool & die makers and service bureaus the power to print high-quality, end-use metal parts faster and more economically than traditional processes allow. For parts up to 500 X 500 X 500 mm3, the ProX 400 produces strong, fully dense metals and exceptional surface finish, and it does so without the complexity of multi-step machining or the time and expense of tooling. The ProX 400 sets the standard for high-capacity metal 3D printing, producing precise parts in a multitude of alloys.

“Our direct metal 3D printers are known throughout the industry for precision and mechanical properties that rival precision machined parts from billet,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. “With the ProX 400 we’ve added best-in-class productivity to go along with the accuracy, surface finish and metal quality of our other direct metal printers. That’s a winning combination for everyone from engine builders to aircraft manufacturers, as well as service bureaus doing one-off specialty metal components.”

3D Systems Announces Next Generation Design-to-Manufacturing Solutions to Showcase @ EuroMold 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 17, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the advancement of 3DPRINTING 2.0 with several next generation printers, advanced material options and additions to its design-to-manufacturing digital thread that will accelerate the ability to manufacture the future NOW.  The company will reveal these new solutions throughout the week and showcase its full power of 3DPRINTING 2.0 at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014 at the Messe Frankfurt in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11.

“We are thrilled to unveil a new suite of products that will support the most demanding manufacturing applications, especially in activities such as aerospace, automotive, personalized healthcare and the production of high performance, end-use parts,” said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS. “Our 3D PRINTING 2.0 solutions unlock significantly faster product development cycles, seamless content-to-print digital workflows and truly unprecedented part performance, as we continue to lead the field of advanced manufacturing, from the engineer’s desktop to the factory floor.”

3D Systems Unveils Newest Design & Manufacturing Products @ EuroMold 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 11, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced it plans to unveil several new design and manufacturing products and services at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt. 3DS’ comprehensive design and manufacturing portfolio will be on display in full force in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11.

Underscoring its deep commitment to education the company plans to sponsor the TCT Bright Minds Program where students and tomorrow’s engineers can experience its Cube 3D printer and design creation tools, located in hall 11.

Enhancing the Design Process with 3D Printing

3D Printing Comes of Age.

Affordable, quick and easy-to-use 3D printers are changing the face of product design and development, bringing this additive fabrication technology in-house for many designers and manufacturers. Thanks to simple software and advanced technology, it is now just a matter of hours for a computer-aided design (CAD) drawing to become a three-dimensional model. 

The term 3D printer generally refers to a class of rapid prototyping systems that are smaller, easier to use and less expensive than average machines. The term 3D printing is often used as a synonym for rapid prototyping, and research data often combine the two. Although rapid prototyping has been around since the late 1980s, 3D printing was introduced in the early 1990s. Since then, quality has increased and prices have gone down, making this technology affordable for even small companies. The Gartner Inc. research firm estimates there will be 300,000 3D printers on the market by 2011, according to Business Week. NextGen Research, in a study published in April, 2009, predicts 3D printing systems, services and materials will grow at a rate of nearly five percent to reach $782.6 million by 2013. 

How Does 3D Printing Differ from Rapid Prototyping?

Rapid prototyping refers to a broad category of processes used to build models layer by layer from computer-generated STL data. Two common forms of rapid prototyping are stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS). By contrast, Dimension 3D printers are based on Stratasys’ patented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM™) technology.

3D Systems Names Ted Hull Incoming Chief Financial Officer

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – November 4, 2014 - 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that it plans to name Ted Hull as its Chief Financial Officer, effective November 11, 2014, succeeding Damon Gregoire, who will transition to the role of Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. Hull joins 3D Systems in the interim as Executive Vice President, Finance before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer.

"We are privileged to welcome a person of Ted Hull’s impressive financial and business leadership experience to 3D Systems," said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS. "Ted's proven track record in integrating, scaling and fine-tuning high-growth tech companies is a tremendous asset to our company as we execute the next phase of our profitable growth strategy."

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