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3D Systems to Fly High at AeroDef 2014

- 3DS' Quickparts Features 3D Printed 'Fly-Away' Production Parts

ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be featuring functional 3D printed aerospace parts and assemblies manufactured by its on-demand, cloud-based 3D printing service, Quickparts, at the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition, being held February 25-27, 2014 in Long Beach, CA.

3DS' Quickparts offers instant, online quotes and cloud manufacturing of 3D printed, functional, end-use parts. Aerospace companies looking to leverage quick-turn, short-run manufacturing of end-use parts for time-sensitive projects repeatedly rely on 3DS' Quickparts expertise for their entire design to manufacturing requirements.

3D printing of high impact, durable, light weight, end-use parts is a rapidly growing field where aerospace and defense manufacturers are looking to reduce part weight, complexity and inventory count while substantially improving fuel efficiency and maneuverability.

"3D printing offers aerospace and defense users unique solutions to optimize the strength-to-weight ratios of parts as well as integrating complex assemblies into a single printed part," said Ziad Abou, Vice President & General Manager, Quickparts, 3DS. "3D printing makes parts that would previously have been considered impossible, instantly possible."

3DS' Quickparts offers a 24/7 global service that encompasses rapid parts production, prototyping, tooling and casting pattern methodologies powered by 3D printing. Learn more about on-demand 3D printing solutions at www.3dsystems.com/quickparts.

About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools. Its products and services 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 manufacture the future.

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.

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.

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