3D Systems to Showcase 3D Printing for Digital Literacy in Education at IMTS Student Summit 2014

• Students to Experience Hands-on Sessions of the New Cube® and CubePro™ 3D Printers, Sense™ Scanning, Touch-based Design and More at 3DS' Booth

• Teachers and Educators to Experience 3DS' M.Lab21 Advanced Manufacturing Labs for High Schools in Action

• 3DS' Debuts Make.Digital Educational Platform

ROCK HILL, S.C. – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be showcasing its latest 3D printing kits and curricula for students, teachers and schools from its MAKE.DIGITAL platform at the Smartforce Student Summit being held at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, September 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (Booth C-840).

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS introduces educators, students and parents to exciting new innovations in manufacturing technology. The Student Summit allows young people to interact with today's manufacturing industry, helping them translate their STEM education into real-world results with high-tech and high-value careers.

At 3DS' Student Summit booth, teachers and educators will be able to experience a demo of the recently launched M.Lab21, a 21st Century Manufacturing Lab that uses 3D design and printing technology to revolutionize high school industrial arts, career and technical education. Formed in partnership with SME and America Makes, M.Lab21 provides advanced hardware, software and training programs that, together, foster a new digital literacy.

3DS' booth will also include interactive design, scan and 3D printing demos for students to participate in, including live scanning with the Sense™ 3D scanner, digital scultping with the Touch™ haptic stylus and witness prints being brought to life on the new Cube® and CubePro™ 3D printers.

"Digital literacy through hands on, project-based learning using 3D printing technology is a key to instilling tomorrow's skills today," said Leanne Gluck, Director of Social Impact for 3DS. "Our long-term MAKE.DIGITAL initiative is delivering a full ecosystem of integrated tools, software and curriculum that empower students and education providers at every level."

3DS' participation at the Student Summit is part of its larger Make.Digital Initiative, which provides students with 21st century tools and 3D technology to hone innovation and creativity skills, learn real-world problem solving through project-based learning, and become competitive participants in the global economy. As part of this commitment, 3DS offers discounts on the company's popular Cube series of desktop 3D printers, cartridges and easy-to-learn Cubify design software suite in a variety of classroom and lab ready kits.

3DS invites teachers, educators, non-profits and organizations passionate about youth education to join the MAKE.DIGITAL initiative and provide students with tomorrow's skills today. Education inquiries can be made directly to makinggood@3dsystems.com.

Learn more about 3DS' MAKE.DIGITAL initiative to catalyze innovation and technology learning here.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading healthcare solutions include integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices 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.

• 3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.

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.


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Alyssa Reichental

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