Complete ecosystem of printers, materials, software, services, and partner network unlocks full potential of 3D printing

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 13, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will showcase how customers are using its end-to-end 3D printing solutions to optimize designs, enhance workflows, bring products to market faster and transform industries at the RAPID 2016 Conference and Exposition in Orlando, FL, May 16-19. 3D Systems’ technology and subject matter experts will be located at booths 211 and 112 of the Orange County Convention Center.

3D Systems will be joined at RAPID 2016 by more than twenty of its valued partners, reflecting the breadth and depth of applications enabled by the company’s products and services. From service bureaus to resellers to technology collaborators, 3D Systems’ vast partner network is a key element of the company’s ecosystem, helping customers understand and access the full benefits of 3D printing. A comprehensive list of 3D Systems’ partners as well as their booth locations can be found here.

In 1987, 3D Systems revolutionized how engineers design, test and validate their concepts with the launch of the SLA-1, the world’s first commercial 3D printer.  Today, 3D Systems provides a complete ecosystem encompassing 3D printers, print materials, software, on demand manufacturing services, and an extensive partner network to help a broadening range of customers improve their outcomes, and to accelerate the expansion of 3D printing from prototyping to production.

Prime examples of 3D Systems’ end-to-end capabilities on display in booth 211 include the company’s precision healthcare and medical 3D printing solutions. 3D Systems’ healthcare experts will lead hour-long tours through the booth, showcasing how doctors are using 3D printed devices and implants, Virtual Surgical Planning and immersive surgical simulation to revolutionize medical procedures and training. Tours will also discuss recent healthcare success stories, including the case of eight-year-old Grace Kabelenga, whose unprecedented craniofacial reconstruction was made possible through the coordinated use of multiple 3D Systems technologies. Medical exhibit tours of booth 211 will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 2:00 PM and Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 AM.

Alongside its healthcare solutions, 3D Systems will feature a full range of its 3D printing, scanning, and software technologies in booth 211. Product demonstrations will illustrate the unique advantages of these technologies and how they can be integrated for an end-to-end solution, spanning from digital file to physical part. For a complete list of products being displayed, click here.

“3D printing is so much more than just printers,” said Cathy Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, 3D Systems. “From our comprehensive surgical solutions to our installations into automated production environments, our unique ecosystem is helping customers boost their productivity, improve their business and transform their industry.”

In booth 112, visitors will find 3D Systems’ on demand parts manufacturing, Quickparts®, providing advanced prototyping and production solutions using traditional and additive technologies, materials and finishing options. Connecting designers, engineers and manufacturers with a global team of parts production experts, 3D Systems’ on demand service provides immediate access to the company’s comprehensive range of advanced technologies. In addition to full prototyping and production solutions, 3D Systems offers ITAR-, AS9100C- and ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities for aviation, aerospace and defense applications as well as ISO 13485-certified facilities for healthcare solutions. 3D Systems’ on demand parts services is available worldwide and features instant online quoting.

3D Systems will also present on key topics in advanced manufacturing as part of the RAPID 2016 workshop series, including:

  • Regulatory and Quality System Considerations for 3D Printed Medical Devices. Kim Torluemke, Vice President of Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, 3D Systems, will discuss the growing field of precision healthcare and the considerations necessary in developing medical solutions to improve patient outcomes. This workshop will take place Monday, May 16, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • Direct Metal Printing: Current Manufacturing Applications and Future Potential. Sandeep Rana, Vice President DMP Product Management, 3D Systems, will talk about existing and anticipated opportunities for direct metal printing in the manufacturing environment. To learn more about DMP, join Rana on Tuesday, May 17, from 2:15 PM to 2:40 PM.

  • Scan2Print in partnership with FARO Technologies. This collaborative workshop will demonstrate the efficiency enhancements and productivity gains the scan-to-print workflow can offer in the industrial setting. This session will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitors interested in attending are invited to pre-register today.

“Our industry is evolving rapidly. We are continuing to strengthen the products, services and partnerships within our ecosystem to help our customers meet the challenges of the future. Events like RAPID give us the opportunity not only to share our latest advancements, but to see the full impact and reach of our technology across the show floor,” concluded Lewis.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

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