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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, October 19, 2011 – 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) today announced the availability of single piece, extra-large QuickCast® patterns through 3Dproparts™. In connection with this service, the company recently exhibited a 59 inch long energy generation turbine blade that was manufactured on the company’s iPro™ 9000XL SLA® production 3D printer using Accura® CastPro™, a specially engineered casting material, at the Investment Casting Institute’s recent Technical Conference and Expo in Covington, Kentucky.

3Dproparts™ is a 3D Systems custom parts service that provides complete design to manufacturing services. With a full array of traditional, as well as additive manufacturing solutions, complemented by highly experienced project managers and application know-how, 3Dproparts™ helps its customers produce metal and plastic parts, quickly and affordably.
 
“3Dproparts™ delivers high resolution, extremely accurate parts and precision master patterns up to 59” X 29” X 22” that are printed on our fleet of iPro™ 9000XL SLA® production printers,” said Greg Elfering, Director of Sales and Marketing, for 3D Systems. “For years customers and foundries have relied on our proprietary QuickCast® process to deliver on-demand, accurate patterns. Now much larger parts can be produced from concept-to-pattern in days, instead of months, with 3Dproparts™.”
 
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides creative content development, design productivity tools and curation services and downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.
 
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com
 
 
About the Investment Casting Institute
The Investment Casting Institute is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to promote quality standards, collect and disseminate information about the industry, and provide industry education opportunities to members.
 
More information is available at www.investmentcasting.org.