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Monday, May 4, 2015 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 4, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to showcase its comprehensive scanning, design, manufacturing and inspection software tools and 3D metal printers that together are designed to drive greater efficiency and productivity in the mold making process at the Moulding Expo in Stuttgart from May 5 – 8, 2015. The 3D Systems booth is located in Hall 6-B 37.

During the live event, 3DS will demonstrate the design and manufacture of an injection mold that combines traditional manufacturing with a highly-complex 3D printed core insert. The insert contains super-efficient, conformal cooling channels, which could not be produced using traditional methods.

"Cross-technology capabilities enable mold makers to leverage the benefits of both additive and traditional manufacturing methods, resulting in vastly greater efficiency and productivity," said Calvin Hur, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Software Products, 3DS. "We are excited to showcase how our technologies can substantially reduce both mold manufacturing and mold injection cycle times."

"With end-to-end digital fabrication interoperability between additive and traditional processes, 3DS' comprehensive solutions are manufacturing the future for our customers in the here and now," concluded Hur.

Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.

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 (VSS) 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.