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Thermo Fisher Scientific to sell 3DS’ consumer portfolio of products to K-12 Educators

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 19, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a reseller agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), a leader in science research, technology and healthcare solutions for laboratories, and science and technology education.

Under the new agreement, Thermo Fisher Scientific will immediately begin to offer 3DS’ popular line of Cube® and CubePro® 3D printers, SenseTM 3D scanners, TouchTM haptic stylus and education-friendly CAD software. The combination of products provides a comprehensive educational solution for educators new to 3D design and printing as well as advanced programs from K-12 to university level.

“As a leader in providing STEM educators with the tools they need to teach the next generation of scientists and engineers we are excited to have partnered with such an innovative team and to work together towards the advancement of STEM learning here in the United States,” said Robert Marshall, Product Manager, Fisher Science Education, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

3DS’ expanding footprint in education builds on its MAKE.DIGITAL initiative to make 3D design and printing easy, accessible and impactful for K-12 educators, and to empower students with tomorrow’s skills today. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the newest education partner in an initiative that includes premier curriculum providers, trainings and extra-curricular programs and leagues.

“We are thrilled and honored to work with a science, technology and education provider of the caliber and reach of Thermo Fisher Scientific, to scale access to our education solutions nationwide,” said Peter Theran, Vice President, Global Consumer Products, 3DS. “Thermo Fisher Scientific brings expertise in the needs of the STEM classroom, preparing students for tomorrow’s careers in science, healthcare, technology and innovation.”

Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com and see how 3DS is catalyzing innovation and technology learning through its MAKE.DIGITAL initiative.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

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 ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.

•3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.

•3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.

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.