updated 5/16/2011 10:16:54 AM ET 2011-05-16T14:16:54

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it entered into a distribution agreement for North America with voxeljet technology, GmbH, a leading provider of ultra high-speed 3D production printers for large patterns used for precision metal parts castings in a variety of transportation and healthcare applications. Separately, the company announced plans to install a VX800 large format 3D printer in support of its 3Dproparts™ service, expanding its custom parts foundry offerings to include large PMMA patterns.

"We are pleased to add voxeljet, an innovator in ultra high-speed large format, industrial 3D Printers to our solutions portfolio," said Kevin McAlea, 3D Systems Vice President, Rapid Manufacturing Solutions. "voxeljet printers expand our ability to offer casting users accurate, stable and durable PMMA parts while providing foundries a viable alternative to traditional pattern making."

"Having 3D Systems, the leader in 3D content-to-print solutions, as our distribution partner in one of the most attractive marketplaces, is a big step for completing our global dealer network," said Rudolf Franz, COO voxeljet technology.

3D Systems plans to showcase the 3D printing capabilities available through this relationship with voxeljet at the upcoming RAPID 2011 Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 24th -26th, 2011 in booths 311 and 1113. 

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials, creative printable content development, curation and downloads and on-demand custom part services for professionals and consumers alike. Its expertly integrated solutions reduce the time, cost and complexity of designing and manufacturing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts empowering customers to create with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com , www.Printin3D.com , www.3Dproparts.com , www.toptobottomdental.com , www.bitsfrombytes.com , www.dpt-fast.com , www.The3dStudio.com, www.freedomofcreation.com , www.quickparts.com , blog.3Dsystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3Dsystems.com.

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About voxeljet technology, GmbH

voxeljet develops and manufactures the largest high-performance industrial ink jet printers for rapid manufacturing which are distributed through a global dealer network. voxeljet is based in Augsburg, Germany and operates its own production facility with a printing capacity of more than 200 thousand liters per month which is used for the automatic, patternless manufacturing of sand casting moulds and the production of plastic components according to customer specifications mainly used for metal casting.

More information on the company is available at http://www.voxeljet.de/en/

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         Stacey Witten
         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
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