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3D Systems Brings 3DPRINTING 2.0 to Annual RAPID Conference and Exposition in Detroit

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3D Systems, Inc

333 Three D Systems Circle, Rock Hill, SC, 29730, USA

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3D Systems Brings 3DPRINTING 2.0 to Annual RAPID Conference and Exposition in Detroit

Press release date: June 9, 2014

- 3DPRINTING 2.0 features high speed, multi-material and fab-grade 3D printing developments- Showcase includes metal, full-color plastic and multi-material 3D printing- Industry applications highlighted include aerospace, automotive, healthcare and 3D printing for education- 3DS
Founder and Chief Tech Officer Chuck Hull honored with industry achievement award

ROCK HILL, S.C. - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be showcasing its 3DPRINTING 2.0 capabilities at this year's RAPID Conference and Exposition in Detroit, Michigan, June 9-12, 2014 at the Cobo Center. 3DS will be exhibiting its 2014 lineup of professional, production and consumer products at Booth 1500 and 1525.

3DS plans to demonstrate its powerful 3D design-to-manufacturing products that are specifically designed for the production floor and the engineer's desktop. The company invites attendees to experience the first and only professional full-color plastic 3D printer, try its fab-grade multi-materials 3D printer, and see one of its latest direct metal 3D printers, all capable of printing fully functional parts and assemblies and available for immediate purchase.

Chuck Hull Receives RAPID Industry Achievement Award

The company also announced today that its founder and Chief Technology Officer, Chuck Hull, received the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing (RTAM/SME) Industry Achievement Award recognizing his leadership and efforts in the industry. Hull invented the original 3D
printing technology, Stereolithography (SLA®) and co-created the .STL file format over 30 years ago, and this past year was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame to recognize his globally impactful and transformative work.

RAPID Exhibit

Showcasing key components of 3DPRINTING 2.0, 3DS' RAPID lineup will include demonstrations of its latest 3D printers, 3D engineering and design software, and samples from its diverse materials capabilities including direct metal, full-color plastic, multi-material and production grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) and Stereolithography (SLA®). The following will be on display:

Industrial-grade direct metal printing - 3DS will showcase its advanced industrial-grade metal printing, as the ProX™ 200 Direct Metal Printer (DMP) will be on display. The latest evolution in metal printing, ProX series of direct metal printers is specifically designed for the most demanding manufacturing floor conditions, delivering high-density, precise 3D-printed parts in a wide range of metals including steel, titanium alloys and aluminum. The ProX series of direct metal printers is now shipping.

First and only full-color plastic 3D printer - The ProJet® 4500 3D printer is the first and only continuous tone, full-color plastic 3D printer and delivers ready-to-use vibrant, durable and flexible plastic parts straight out of the printer in high resolution for a wide range of modeling, functional prototyping and real-use products with superior surface finish. The ProJet 4500 builds with a new class of sustainable VisiJet® C4 Spectrum materials. The ProJet 4500 is now shipping.

High performance simultaneous multi-materials composite printing -The ProJet® 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites layer by layer at the pixel level in a variety of colors and shades including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. The ProJet 5500X is now shipping.

Integrated scan-to-design and inspection tools and print drivers - The company is demonstrating Geomagic® Capture®, the industry's first integrated scan-based design and inspection solution, along with its suite of Geomagic software solutions.

Medical Modeling - The company will display a full range of Medical Modeling solutions for personalized surgery, including VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) for Orthognathic and Reconstructive surgery, along with ClearView® and ArthroView® anatomical models and guides used for both pre-operative planning and intra-operative surgical guidance

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

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

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 the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was
     the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
  -- 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to
     commercialize it in 1996.

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

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

The photo is also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.

Media Contact:
Alyssa Reichental
Press@3dsystems.com

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