updated 12/14/2010 9:16:22 AM ET 2010-12-14T14:16:22

ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today a partnership with TechShop, Inc. to offer access to its complete portfolio of 3D Printers, 3D Printer Kits and 3Dproparts ™ services to their members, expanding and enhancing their ability to bring their dreams to life.

With existing locations in Menlo Park, California, Durham, North Carolina and San Francisco and a San Jose, California location opening soon, TechShop is a member-based workshop where inventors, hackers, tinkerers, artists, entrepreneurs and arts and crafts enthusiasts go to build the things they have always wanted to make. With access to new 3D content and design tools, 3D printing solutions and services have become increasingly important to this maker community. 

"Members of the growing Do-It-Yourself movement can benefit from our affordable 3D content-to-print solutions to realize their dreams," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation. "We are pleased to be part of this exciting community, partnering with TechShop to help their members create with confidence."

"We chose 3D Systems as our partner because we want to offer best-in-class 3D printers, kits and parts solutions.  Our tag line is, 'build your dreams here,' now our members can dream in 3D," said Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, parts and production systems. Its expertly integrated rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions reduce the time and cost of designing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts and our customers create with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com , www.printin3D.com , www.toptobottomdental.com , www.3Dproparts.com , www.bitsfrombytes.com , www.mqast.com , www.dpt-fast.com , blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3Dsystems.com.

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About TechShop, Inc.

Founded in October 2006, TechShop, Inc. is the first membership based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, providing access to a vibrant community of highly-creative people and more than $750,000 worth of high-quality machines, tools, and software.  Based in Menlo Park, CA, with a location in Durham, NC, TechShop offers tools and equipment for people of all skill levels to get them started and to build new skills.  TechShop has something for everyone, from stained glass tools to sewing and textile equipment, laser cutting machines to welding and machine shop equipment to robot development.

For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.ws .

CONTACT:  3D Systems Corporation
          Investor Contact:
          Stacey Witten
            803-326-4010
            WittenS@3dsystems.com
          Media Contact: 
          Katharina Hayes
            803-326-3941
            HayesK@3dsystems.com

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