ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 29, 2010 – 3D Systems (NASDAQ: TDSC), announced today that the historic Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina is incorporating the use of its V-Flash® Desktop Printer into their innovative summer program. The school plans to harness this fast, affordable and precise printer to transform the way its students express their creativity and craft.
Recognized for its pioneering and continued leadership role in democratizing access to affordable 3D printing solutions, 3D Systems will participate in the Penland School of Crafts guest speaker series. Rajeev Kulkarni, vice president of engineering, will present “iSolutions for the 21st Century,” a look at the growing importance of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. The presentation will take place June 30th at 1:30 pm and is open to the public.
“We are pleased to team up with such a prestigious school and enable dedicated educators and students to experience and harness the full potential of our V-Flash® 3D printer,” said Cathy Lewis, vice president of global marketing for 3D Systems.
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About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems and parts solutions. Its expertly integrated solutions reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Our customers Create With Confidence.
About Penland School of Crafts
Founded in the 1920’s Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, community education programs, and a craft gallery.