3D Systems to Highlight its Digital Thread for Manufacturing at formnext 2015

  • Showcasing integrated cross-technology capabilities for moldmaking and product design using additive and traditional manufacturing
  • Demonstrations of 3D scanning, design, production and inspection, including Direct Metal Printing with the ProX 100

ROCK HILL, S.C., Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be taking part in formnext 2015, a new trade fair for moldmaking, product design and 3D printing that will be debuting this year in Frankfurt, Germany, November 17-20.

3DS will showcase the full power of its digital thread solutions for software and 3D printing, demonstrating the seamless design-to-manufacturing workflow it enables for professionals and businesses across industries. Among the products and capabilities on display will be the ProJet® 4500, ProJet® 5500X and the CubePro® desktop 3D printer. Visitors to the show will be able to witness firsthand the accuracy and detail of the ProX™ 100 Direct Metal Printer as it creates highly complex metal parts live on the show floor.

3DS' integrated solutions enhance, complement or replace traditional manufacturing methods through 3D scanning, design, production and inspection. These solutions lead to improved part performance and increased productivity within teams and organizations.

Visitors to formnext can find 3DS in Hall 3.1, booth E78, where they will be able to experience 3DS' latest design-to-manufacturing solutions, including:

  • Direct metal 3D printing using the ProX™ 100. The ProX series of Direct Metal Printers creates chemically pure, fully dense metal parts with thin walls, excellent surface finish and detail resolution, perfect for custom dental prostheses, tire molds, watch manufacturing, aerospace parts and more.
  • High-performance, multi-material composite 3D printing using the ProJet® 5500X. This versatile 3D printer simultaneously prints and blends flexible and rigid materials layer by layer at the pixel level, so users can quickly create multi-material assemblies, overmolded parts, rubber-like components and more.
  • Desktop prototyping and end-use parts on the CubePro® 3D printer. Offering the largest-in-class build platform, high resolutions and fast print times, with advanced material options in Nylon and Infinity Rinse-Away support, the CubePro is the perfect desktop printer for engineers, hobbyists, architects, and more.
  • Engineering software and hardware tools for the digital thread for manufacturing, including Geomagic Capture and Geomagic Design X 2016 for seamless scan-to-CAD modeling, Geomagic Freeform tools for precise organic design, GibbsCAM production machining software and CimatronE mold and tool design. Each of these highly capable products integrates with both traditional manufacturing and 3D printing technologies for faster and more accurate design and parts production.
  • Quickparts® on-demand parts service, providing advanced prototyping and manufacturing solutions through cloud-based fulfillment. With instant online quoting and a global team of 3D printing experts committed to customer success, Quickparts connects designers, engineers and manufacturers with an expansive array of 3D printing technologies, materials and finishing options—from anywhere in the world, at any time.

"We believe in empowering our users to be their most innovative, productive and agile, through a powerful and seamless product line that takes them in a steady path from idea to reality," said Cathy Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, 3DS. "We are excited to showcase how our portfolio of products and services can bring our customers higher quality parts, shorter delivery times, and greater cost efficiencies."

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

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

Leadership through Innovation and Technology

  • 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
  • 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
  • 3DS invented and commercialized its patented, ground-breaking force-feedback haptic devices in 1993.
  • 3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
  • 3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
  • 3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®) as part of its portfolio of leading 3D healthcare products and services.
  • 3DS pioneered scan-based design with the release of the patented Geomagic Design X (XOR) software in 2006.

Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Stacey Witten
         Email: investor.relations@3dsystems.com
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