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3D Systems to Showcase Advanced 3D Technology as Platinum Sponsor at SOLIDWORKS World 2016

  • Demonstrations of end-to-end solutions, from 3D software and printers to on-demand parts manufacturing services
  • Breakout software presentation to discuss “Designing Additive Manufacturing for Production

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 26, 2016 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will feature its latest 3D printers, materials and software solutions, as well as its on-demand parts manufacturing services as a platinum sponsor at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, TX, January 31 - February 3. Visitors to the show are invited to experience how 3D Systems’ offerings complement and enhance SOLIDWORKS® software to transform the way users work and manufacture. 3D Systems can be found at booth 707 of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Products and services on display at booth 707 will include:

  • Direct scan-to-CAD workflow integration with the industry-leading, SOLIDWORKS-certified Geomagic Capture® for SOLIDWORKS® and Geomagic® DesignTM X. Using the integrated 3D Systems Capture 3D scanner and Geomagic software, SOLIDWORKS users can rapidly and accurately import precise feature-based 3D scan data directly into their CAD software to rebuild lost CAD data or create new CAD data for existing products.
  • GibbsCAM® production machining software, a SOLIDWORKS-certified CAM solution. The combination of GibbsCAM and SOLIDWORKS provides a complete CAD/CAM solution that addresses the need of nearly every manufacturing environment, from simple 2.5-axis milling or 2-axis turning to complex 5-axis machining or Swiss-style turning centers. This combination helps users eliminate scrap and reduce cycle times while optimizing the machining process for maximum efficiency, safety and profitability.
  • A preview of the ProJet® MJP 2500 Series, the latest in professional 3D printing with an affordable, office-friendly footprint and easy part processing. The ProJet MJP 2500 Series is designed to enable a broader range of professionals to create precision parts without leaving their workplace. The ProJet MJP 2500 is currently in beta testing and commercial availability will be announced at a later date.
  • The ProJet MJP 3600 Series for high throughput, high speed 3D printing, designed to bring enhanced productivity to a wide range of prototyping, casting and end-use part production needs. The powerful data processing capabilities of this series enable it to support files up to 250% larger than the previous generation, at up to twice the speed. The ProJet MJP 3600 Series uses VisiJet® M3 plastic materials to deliver incredible detail, high temperature resistance and watertight surfaces, and also includes models for printing detailed wax patterns for investment casting applications.
  • Production-grade Stereolithography (SLA) printing on the ProJet 6000, offering a wide choice of materials that match or exceed the properties of traditional plastics, including high temperature resistance, tensile strength and impact strength, as well as USP Class VI capable materials for bio-compatible medical or dental applications. The ProJet 6000 delivers fast, high quality 3D printing with exceptional ease-of-use throughout set up, build optimization, monitoring, and printing.
  • 3D Systems' On-Demand Parts Manufacturing, Quickparts, providing advanced prototyping and production solutions using traditional and additive technologies, materials and finishing options. With instant online quoting and a global team of 3D printing experts committed to quality and customer service, 3D Systems’ custom parts service connects designers, engineers and manufacturers with a complete range of solutions from anywhere in the world, at any time.

“Our ecosystem of 3D scanning, printing and manufacturing solutions integrates seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS,” said Cathy Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, 3D Systems. “This allows designers, engineers and innovators to accelerate their designs, improve their products, and transform their workflows.”

3D Systems will also host a breakout session on “Designing Additive Manufacturing for Production” by Chris MacBain, Product Marketing Manager, Software, 3D Systems. An expert in prototyping and mold making, MacBain will discuss how additive manufacturing enables designers to bypass previous design limitations and improve the performance of manufactured parts. MacBain will also offer insight into the necessary considerations when designing parts for production, and explain the benefits of integrating GibbsCAM with SOLIDWORKS. See MacBain’s presentation at 1:30pm on Monday, February 1, Room D170/172.

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 Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis. 

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

SOLIDWORKS® is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation.

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