Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 4:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, December 20, 2011 – 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that it was voted the “Leader in Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping” for the second year in a row by the readers of Design World Magazine in a global competition that took place between January 1 and October 31, 2011. The Digital Manufacturing category included 13 companies engaged in the development and manufacture of 3D printers, Additive Manufacturing systems, services and materials.
3D Systems pioneered 3D printing and Digital Manufacturing with the invention of Stereolithography®, Selective Laser Sintering and Multi-Jet Modeling. The company led the democratization of 3D printing by providing universal connectivity from 3D content-to-print through the development of the .STL file format. The company is driving the adoption of large scale custom manufacturing solutions by aerospace, defense, automotive and healthcare users worldwide. More recently 3D Systems introduced a complete range of personal and professional 3D printers together with comprehensive on-demand parts services under its Quickparts® brand, and compelling design productivity tools like Alibre® 2012 for professionals and consumers, alike.
“We are honored and humbled by this global recognition from a leading trade publication such as Design World. Our unwavering commitment to democratize access to affordable 3D content-to-print solutions has been validated by users and practitioners for the second year in a row,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “We are deeply grateful to the growing global community of professionals and consumers that is embracing our products and services and to our passionate teammates who share our vision, and leverage our solutions for the benefit of humankind. We remain firmly committed to democratize access to economical and intuitive 3D content-to-print solutions, making it possible for students, consumers, garage entrepreneurs and professionals to create and make.”
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 creative content development, design productivity tools and curation services and downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.