updated 4/14/2011 4:47:00 PM ET 2011-04-14T20:47:00

ROCK HILL, S.C., April 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (Nasdaq:TDSC), announced today that it has acquired SYCODE™, a software development company based in Goa, India that specializes in providing plug-ins for all commercially available Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages. In connection with this acquisition, the company also plans to commence local commercial activities in India.

SYCODE™ develops cutting-edge software solutions for the CAD industry. These solutions are delivered in the form of standalone apps or plug-ins that work inside CAD tools such as AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D Studio MAX, Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, Kubotek, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, SpaceClaim, Alibre Design, Rhinoceros, IRONCAD, INOVATE, IntelliCAD, Bricscad, Acrobat and SketchUp.

"We are pleased to add the SYCODE™ technology platform to our expanding portfolio," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems. "We plan to leverage this technology as part of democratizing access and accelerating adoption of 3D content-to-print solutions for the benefit of our professional users and consumers alike."

The company doesn't expect this acquisition to be material to its financial performance and results during 2011.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and custom part services. 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; customers create with confidence.

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

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SYCODE™ develops cutting-edge software solutions for the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry. The company's solutions are in the form of standalone applications or plug-ins that work inside major CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D Studio MAX, Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, Kubotek, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, SpaceClaim, Alibre Design, Rhinoceros, IRONCAD, INOVATE, IntelliCAD, Bricscad, Acrobat and SketchUp, among others.

SYCODE also designs, develops and implements customized CAD software solutions for companies worldwide. The customized solution may be a standalone application working closely with the client's existing CAD application, a plug-in to the CAD application or a combination of both.

SYCODE's slogan is " software made simple " and it lives by it. No matter how complicated the task to be accomplished, to the end users of the software, it is always simple.

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

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Stacey Witten
         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         Media Contact: Katharina Hayes
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