Edison Awards honor and recognize innovations that create a positive impact in the world 3DS earns top Gold award for its innovative, end-to-end digital 3DS Healthcare solutions

Monday, May 4, 2015 5:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 4, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has received a Gold 2015 Edison Award in the Science/Medical/Dental category for its innovative 3DS Healthcare solutions. The Edison Awards honor is one the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success, and recognizes excellence in new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design and innovation.

3DS was recognized for its end-to-end digital healthcare solutions, including 3D surgical simulation and training, virtual surgical planning, dental 3D printers, and delivery of 3D printed procedures, implants and patient-specific devices. From the training room to the operating room, 3DS allows medical professionals to utilize a complete digital thread—a seamless ecosystem connecting specific patient imaging data to virtual simulation, virtual planning and surgical guides, and personalized 3D printed models.

Named after famed American inventor Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards recognize companies and products that best contribute to the cause and purpose of innovation in the world. Nominees are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

"The Edison Award is one of the highest accolades we could receive, as it underscores our drive and commitment to investing in R&D and improving healthcare products and services with innovative 3D technology," said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, 3DS. "3D technology and 3D printing allows an unprecedented level of personalization that's a game changer for the healthcare sphere. Specifically, being able to visualize specific patient anatomy prior to surgery, practice on patient-specific virtual models, and utilize customized surgical guides are all designed to help achieve better patient outcomes."

3D Systems leading healthcare portfolio includes:

  • The versatile ProJet® 3510 DPPro dental 3D printer for dental labs to create highly accurate stone models, castable wax-ups and drill guides, and change materials as new needs arise;
  • The micro-SLA ProJet 1200 delivers unmatched part accuracy and surface smoothness for the production of highly accurate, casting-friendly wax-ups for a range of small dental prosthetics;
  • 3D printed clinical models for surgical planning using medical image data, ranging from bone models for reconstruction to models of organs;
  • Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP® System), a market-cleared, service-based approach to personalized surgery, combining 3DS' expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing; and
  • Simbionix virtual reality simulators and 3D printed anatomical phantoms for realistic and personalized medical and surgical training.

Click here to see a full list of Edison Awards winners, including 3D Systems.

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

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.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.

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.