3D Printers

3D Systems Delivers Entirely New Design Freedoms with Launch of Geomagic® Sculpt and Touch

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, October 29, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of its new Geomagic® SculptTM 3D modeling software with TouchTM haptic 3D stylus. Geomagic Sculpt erases the boundaries of solid modeling, empowering the freedom of designing complex, curvy and organic shapes. With precise positioning input and instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting, the Touch 3D stylus adds the ability to literally feel what is being created. Touch uses the power of haptics to allow users to feel every shape, every texture and every curve in design creations. Together, they are the most intuitive way to design functional and beautiful products, and enhance existing product design workflows.

Watch Scotty Ziegler, master designer, artist, and inventor, use Geomagic Sculpt and Touch to bring his ideas to reality.

3D Systems Expands Simbionix™ Product Portfolio for Surgeons

ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 27, 2014-- 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced today that it will exhibit new Simbionix products, an essential part of its growing 3D healthcare portfolio, at the ACS (American College of Surgeons) exhibition, October 27-30, in San Francisco, California. The following products will be featured:

  • New RobotiX Mentor cross-specialty surgery training system specifically addresses increased demand for robotic surgery training as a result of the growing use of robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery.

3D Systems Featured in “The Intel Experience” at Best Buy Stores

ROCK HILL, S.C., October 23, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announces its participation in the new Intel Experience, to be featured exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores across the United States. The Intel Experience gives anyone access to interact with the 3D printing lifestyle, and other new consumer technologies including augmented reality and digital DJ remixing. As the 3D printing pioneer and leader, 3DS is showcasing its new Cube 3 printers which will be printing live in stores in the Intel Experience and available for purchase at select Best Buy stores and online from BestBuy.com.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Intel Experience, showcasing 3D printers in action and mainstreaming the 3D lifestyle,” said Ping Fu, Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3DS.  “The Intel Experience at Best Buy is a great way for anyone, a first timer or an expert, to interact with a 3D printer designed beautifully for the home, simple to use, and kid-safe to make, produce and learn.”

3D Printing and Potomac Photonics Support Boston University’s Stem Cell Research

Stem cells have enormous potential in medical research due to their ability to convert into specialized cell types. One day they could provide a renewable source of replacement cells for people that require organ transplants or for patients suffering from diseases such as Parkinson’s, Type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

To work towards these aims, Boston University found that it needed a controlled-cell microenvironment to manage and measure how stem cells interact with each other through direct contact and cell-secreted factors. These microenvironments required highly accurate, very robust parts with fine detail, so researchers turned to Potomac Photonics and the company’s 3D printers for assistance. 

Potomac Photonics is a leader in micro-fabrication, helping customers develop miniature products and bringing them to market in areas such as medical devices, electronics, aerospace, and automotive. Potomac’s high-tech facility, located in Lanham, MD, is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified.

3D Systems Inks $150 Million Revolving Credit Facility with PNC

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – October 13, 2014 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it entered into a $150 million five-year, unsecured revolving credit facility with its lenders. The Credit Agreement is comprised of a revolving loan facility that provides for advances in the initial aggregate principal amount of up to $150 million.

"Our enhanced capital structure will allow us to strategically execute on our focused long-term initiatives for the benefit of all of our constituents," said Avi Reichental, 3DS President and Chief Executive Officer.

3D Systems to Feature Latest in Metal and MultiJet 3D Printing at TCT Show + Personalize

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 30, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced that it will showcase a full suite of advanced 3D printing and design-to-manufacturing solutions at this year’s TCT Show + Personalize in Birmingham, UK, September 30 – October 2, 2014. 3D Systems (Booth D32) will feature a host of professional and consumer 3D printers along with its reimagined engineer’s desktop for scanning, designing and prototyping.

On display at the 3D Systems booth will be one of the industry’s premiere metal 3D printers, the ProX™ 200, along with the new full-color ProJet® 4500 and the multi-material ProJet  5500X. In Booth H22, visitors can see a wide range of 3D metals printing applications from LayerWise, a leading provider of advanced direct metal 3D printing and manufacturing services recently acquired by 3D Systems.

Fujikon Takes Fast-Moving World of Headset Products to New Heights with 3D Systems’ SLA 3D Printing Technology

In 2013 Apple sold more than 170 million iPads® worldwide. With a reported 500 million iPhones® in use along with millions of Samsung® Galaxy phones and a variety of other mobile devices, it goes without saying this market is hot. Likewise, the ensuing demand for peripheral devices, such as headsets, is exploding.

Fujikon, an award-winning headphone manufacturer for over 30 years, is itself on the wild ride of the headset and speaker market for mobile devices. In a market that’s getting more competitive by the day, innovation is a must. The Hong Kong-based Fujikon is no exception, as they are constantly exploring better noise-cancelling functionality, wireless connectivity and sound quality as well as innovating more attractive products and enabling faster time-to-market. In order to survive, these components are all core demands for any major market player.

In 2011 Fujikon had to take the next step forward; they realized that their 200-strong R&D team needed to adopt new practices and technologies in order to enable faster product development. 3D printing was at the top of the list. So in June of the same year, company executives asked a team to review, test and evaluate all the major 3D printing technologies.

3D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – September 18, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the addition of the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™, a new robotic surgery skills and procedural training simulator, which is being shown for the first time at the ERUS exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from September 17 to 19 (booth #7).

Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a growing portion of overall surgical volume, and the increased demand means the needs for training for robotic surgery has increased, and it is expected that this trend will continue in the coming years.

3D Systems Introduces New SimbionixTM Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Training Module

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – September 15, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the addition of a new Simbionix™ ultrasound training module for the practice of transvaginal ultrasound exams (GYN TVS) at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.

Transvaginal ultrasound is a commonly used exam in many Obstetrics and Gynecology practices, and as such, the ability to both perform and interpret ultrasounds has always been an important part of the curriculum in clinical training programs. Unlike ultrasound exams that are performed externally, practicing pelvic ultrasound poses more of a challenge to both learners and educators.

3D Systems Showcases Personalized Surgery and Medical Device Technology at AAOMS 2014 Annual Meeting

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 9, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will showcase its clinical capabilities in planning and instrumenting for personalized surgical procedures and patient-specific medical devices at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 96th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii from September 11 – 13, 2014. 3DS will display a full range of Medical Modeling solutions for personalized surgery, including VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) for orthognathic and reconstructive surgeries, along with ClearView® and OsteoView® anatomical models, used for pre-operative planning and intra-operative surgical guidance.

Located at Booth 1314, 3DS will demonstrate how VSP® technology is quickly becoming the standard of care for orthognathic and reconstructive maxillofacial surgeries. The company invites attendees to experience in-booth live demonstrations of its virtual surgical planning process, a service-based approach to personalized surgery that combines medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing into a state-of-the-art digital thread. VSP® utilizes medical image data to accurately plan surgeries in a computer environment and then transfers that virtual plan to the patient using 3D-printed, patient-specific instruments.


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