ROCK HILL, South Carolina –August 20, 2012 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today its plan to partner with the administration’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (“NAMII”), a federal initiative to enhance the competitiveness of US industry, re-localize manufacturing through technology, create new jobs and increase exports.


 “We are pleased to be part of a real visionary government initiative powered by 3D printing to increase our national competitiveness,” said Cathy Lewis, Vice President of Global Marketing, 3D Systems. “We are particularly excited to support job creation and entrepreneurship by working with the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to make localized manufacturing a reality.”


3D Systems founded the additive manufacturing industry over 25 years ago with the invention of Stereolithography, SLA®.  Today the company leads the global adoption of 3D printing through innovation and democratization.  The Youngstown Business Incubator, selected as the first site for the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is scheduled to receive $69 million in special federal funding. NAMII is part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.


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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 CAD software and plugins, and affordable consumer create-and-make printers, apps and services.  Its expertly integrated solutions replace 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, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.


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