Showcases innovative companies using desktop 3D design and fabrication tools to improve productivity and accelerate time to market
First webinar features power-user engineer from Medtronic, a medical device company  

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, July 13, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a new webinar series for Desktop Engineering focused on the performance advantages of 3D digital design and fabrication tools on the desktop, including powerful, compact 3D printers, 3D scanners for capture and reverse engineering, and 3D printing-optimized design software. Through a series of featured power-users from companies large and small, attendees will see first-hand how the combination of desktop products, led by the CubePro® 3D printer, is allowing engineering and design groups to iterate, test and become manufacturing-ready faster with professional-grade reliability, quality and performance.

The first webinar on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 11 am EDT (5 pm CET) will feature Medtronic, PLC (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in medical technology, with guest speaker William Harding, Medtronic Distinguished Technical Fellow. After using 3DS’ professional and production printers for many years, Harding began exploring desktop solutions to add additional 3D printing capability and increase his team’s ability to ideate, iterate, and test with flexibility and speed. Harding will share how he was able to utilize CubePro desktop 3D printers to rapidly prototype systems and technology that Medtronic will use in the development of end-use products for both internal and external purposes. 3DS’ Principal Engineer for Plastic Jet Printing, Marty Johnson, will also be on hand to share how the CubePro’s climate-controlled chamber enables quality and reliability across a variety of materials and environments.

“As the quality, speed and reliability of desktop 3D printers increases, we’re seeing widespread transformations in the design-to-manufacturing process,” said Jeff Blank, Vice President, Global Engineering and Chief Development Officer, 3DS. “More and more companies are putting affordable 3D digital design and fabrication tools on the desktop, providing their engineers and industrial designers with the freedom to design and create without the limits of traditional manufacturing processes.”

To register for the "3D Printing with the Pros" webinar with Medtronic on July 23rd at 11 am EDT (5 pm CET), click here.

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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.

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