3D Printers

3D Systems Expands 3D Printer Filament Materials Manufacturing Capacity in New Facility in Ohio

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 14, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has opened a new 30,500 square-foot facility in Barberton, Ohio to expand its manufacturing capacity for 3D printer filament materials and plastic extrusion. The expansion stems from growing demand for the company’s consumer 3D printers and is based on its acquisition of Village Plastics last year, which brought 3DS key advances in filament-based materials technology and expertise in large-scale materials manufacturing.

The new facility in Barberton dramatically expands 3DS’ capacity for both manufacturing 3D printer filaments and the research and development of new and innovative thermoplastic materials. This includes two new industry-leading materials recently developed by the 3DS team that will be manufactured in Barberton.  The first raises the sustainability bar with groundbreaking new filament made in part from post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) for the EKOCYCLETM Cube®.   The other dramatically increases the utility of 3D printed thermoplastic parts with an engineering-grade nylon filament for the exciting new CubeProTM. Both extend the range of materials support and performance capability of 3DS’ growing portfolio of 3D printers.

3D Systems Acquires Sister Companies APP and APM Broadening its Aerospace Reach

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 13, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering services, further extending its service bureau operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, APP and APM bring over 24 years of combined advanced prototyping and manufacturing service bureau experience to 3DS with significant aerospace presence. Their production capabilities include a strong regional infrastructure and long-term, key relationships with companies in the sector.

3D Systems to Present at the 34th Annual Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 11, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to present at the 34th Annual Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET.

A live audio webcast and replay of the presentation will be available on 3DS’ website under the Investor Relations section at 3DSystems.com/investor.

3D Systems to Present at the Needham Advanced Industrial Technologies Conference

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 6, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Senior Vice President and CFO, Damon Gregoire, plans to present at the 3rd Annual Needham Advanced Industrial Technologies Conference on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET.

A live audio webcast and replay of the presentation will be available on 3DS’ website under the Investor Relations section at 3DSystems.com/investor.

3D Systems Acquires Laser Reproductions Further Expanding Its Quickparts Network

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 6, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired Laser Reproductions, an expert provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced manufacturing service bureau experience with substantial production capabilities that are rooted in regional infrastructure and supported by long-term, key relationships with regional blue chip companies. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to 3DS’ cash generation and to contribute to its non-GAAP earnings per share within the first 12 months.

3D Systems Gets On-Board the Millennial Trains Project With Its New CubePro and EKOCYCLE 3D Printers

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it is hopping on-board the 2014 Millennial Trains Project, a ten-day transcontinental journey with 25 pioneering Millennials who gathered to solve civic grand challenges using disruptive technologies and implement their solutions and programs in the local communities of each stop of the trip. Through this sponsorship, 3DS is democratizing access to localized manufacturing capabilities by delivering a railway-ready hacker-space equipped with the latest 3D printers and digital craftsmanship tools.

3DS plans to deliver a complete onboard hacker-space experience powered by its new CubePro and EKOCYCLE 3D printers and its latest Sense and iSense 3D scanners. Both CubePro and iSense are shipping with immediate availability. The CubePro features the largest-in-class print platform; the only controlled print chamber and ultra high-resolution settings of 70-micron thin print layers. The EKOCYCLE Cube 3D printer lets you stylize your digital world and make it real, printing in high resolution, fast speeds and with beautiful complexity only matched by nature. Each EKOCYCLE cartridge turns the equivalent of 3 plastic bottles into your next wearable fashion, music accessory or desktop décor. It is the only 3D printer that exclusively prints in recycled materials with an integrated platform emphasizing the use of post-consumer waste for remaking of new, functional items.

3D Systems and United Nude Launch Line of 3D-Printed Shoes & 3D Printing Retail Experience in NYC

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a collaboration with fashion brand United Nude to deliver a new line of 3D-printed wearable shoes. The “Float” shoes are uniquely designed for immediate home printing on the new Cube® 3 desktop 3D printer, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible using 3DS’s most affordable home printer. The Float shoes will début at United Nude’s flagship retail installation in Soho, Manhattan. United Nude plans to offer live, in-store manufacturing and feature continuous shoe printing in the store window. This is the first fashion-focused 3D printing retail experience in the United States, expanding on United Nude’s successful Regent Street, London installation.

“After pioneering wearable, 3D-printed shoes using a state-of-the-art Selective Laser Sintering 3D printer, we are thrilled to deliver fully functional, 3D-printed shoes designed for an affordable home desktop printer,” said Rem D Koolhaas, Founder of United Nude. “This design is about creating something beautiful and interesting; it’s about experimenting, moving forward and learning along the way.”

3D Systems Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Conjoined Twin Separation Surgery

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 4, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the 10th anniversary of the successful completion of groundbreaking conjoined twin separation surgery that leveraged SLA® 3D-printed models from 3D Systems’ Medical Modeling.

On Wednesday, August 4, 2004, surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Montefiore, Bronx, NY, did what many believed to be impossible – they completed a successful separation surgery of conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre, joined since birth at the head. The complex surgery was carried out through a series of four separate operations, after a year of planning and practice. Surgeons credit advanced planning with Medical Modeling's anatomical modeling services in helping to make this surgery a success.

3D Systems Expands Successful Worldwide “Manufacturing the Future” Seminar Series For Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Designers

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 4, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today an extension of its highly successful worldwide seminar series designed to inform, educate, train and inspire local businesses, entrepreneurs, designers and other professionals worldwide on the new paradigm of 3D printing-powered design-to-manufacturing technology. The seminars, which have currently reached over 7,000 attendees, include demonstrations from the company’s 2014 product line spanning more than 20 new printers, design solutions and advanced materials, all of which are at the core of 3DS’ 3DPRINTING 2.0 initiative.

This expanded seminar series will consist of approximately 300 total events between July and October 2014 at 3DS reseller locations throughout the globe from North America and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. It will give attendees a firsthand look how 3DS’ newest technologies can benefit the full spectrum of high-end manufacturers down to prosumers.

3D Systems to Acquire Simbionix, the Global Leader in 3D Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation and Training

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, July 30, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Simbionix for $120 million in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Simbionix is the global leader in 3D virtual reality surgical simulation and training with 60+ interventional procedures across 8 specialties through 16 simulation platforms — a complementary building block that expands 3DS’s breadth and reach within the open-ended 3D healthcare field. The transaction is expected to be completed within the next 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions.  Upon closing, 3DS expects this acquisition to be immediately accretive to its cash generation and to its non-GAAP earnings per share.

“Simbionix is a perfect match for our healthcare business and its powerful technology, products, channels and domain expertise expands our 3D healthcare capabilities from the training room to the operating room, and extends our first mover advantage in this fast growing vertical,” said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS.

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