updated 12/15/2010 12:46:58 PM ET 2010-12-15T17:46:58

ROCK HILL, S.D., Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that the company was voted the "Leader in Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping" by the readers and registrants of Design World and Design World Online in a global competition that took place between January 1, and October 31, 2010. The Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping category included 10 companies engaged in the development and manufacture of 3D printers, Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing systems, services and materials.

3D Systems pioneered Additive Manufacturing with the invention of Stereolithography ®, the .STL file format and Selective Laser Sintering over two decades ago. In the past 10 years, the company led the adoption of large-scale custom manufacturing solutions for a variety of aerospace, defense, transportation and healthcare applications and developed Multi-Jet-Modeling, a game changing technology platform, from which the company launched its best-selling portfolio of 3D Printers. During the past year 3D Systems commenced building the largest and most comprehensive global 3Dproparts ™ services network along with innovative and affordable entry level content-to-print solutions for the office, classroom and hobby shop. 

"The vote is in, the readership of Design World has spoken and we're honored to receive this special recognition, particularly on the eve of celebrating our 25th anniversary, representing a quarter century of Additive Manufacturing innovation," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "We are deeply grateful to the inventors and pioneers, early adopters and customers who shared our vision and leveraged our technology for the benefit of humankind. We are committed to democratizing access and accelerating the adoption of affordable 3D content-to-print solutions to an even broader audience the world over."

For more information and access to the new 3D Systems netfabb Mobile, a free iPhone® and iPad® app to view, share and print 3D content, please go to www.3DSystems.com.

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; 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 Design World

Design World is focused on serving the OEM machine builder, design engineer, and engineering manager. Design World delivers relevant editorial content and the most up-to-date supplier product and technology releases.

It also provides 3D CAD models, industrial videos, e-commerce solutions, widgets, podcasts, industrial news, and targeted engineering resources by product and technology, both in print and online. These best-in-class print and online resources help do jobs better, faster and under budget.

More information on the company is available at www.designworldonline.com.

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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