3D Systems Acquires Freedom Of Creation

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 09:30

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 12, 2011 – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced today that it acquired Freedom Of Creation (“FOC”), a recognized leader for printable collections of innovative and practical 3D content. FOC’s extensive body of work includes products commercialized by leading fashion and design labels and the coveted FOC Collection. Amsterdam based, FOC’s works have received numerous design accolades worldwide with many on permanent display in renowned museum collections.

“We are pleased to welcome the entire FOC team, under the leadership of Michiel Dekkers and the creative direction of Janne Kyttanen, to our growing 3D Systems family,” said Abe Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems. “FOC’s reputation, commercial design portfolio and talented team significantly enhance our quest to democratize access and accelerate adoption of compelling and affordable 3D content-to-print solutions for consumers and professionals alike.”
 
“Joining 3D Systems, the recognized 3D content-to-print leader and innovator, is a natural evolution for FOC,” stated Janne Kyttanen, founder of Freedom Of Creation. “We are excited about the commercial, game changing potential of this powerful combination.”
 
3D Systems plans to continue to operate FOC from its Amsterdam, The Netherlands location and leverage its rich content libraries and design capabilities for the benefit of its expanding users and developers community.
 
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About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including personal, professional and production 3D printers and parts services. Its expertly integrated rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions reduce the time and cost of designing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts; customers create with confidence.
 
About Freedom of Creation
Freedom Of Creation (FOC) is a recognized leader for printable collections of innovative and practical 3D content. FOC’s extensive body of work includes products commercialized by leading fashion and design labels and the coveted FOC Collection. Amsterdam based, FOC’s works have received numerous design accolades worldwide with many on permanent display in renowned museum collections. FOC serves clients from automotive, sports, furniture, lighting, fashion accessories, architecture, advertising and communications. FOC’s revolutionary designs are changing the way people conceive and create new products the world over.
 
For more information go to www.freedomofcreation.com.