updated 5/19/2011 4:46:06 PM ET 2011-05-19T20:46:06

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it is supporting Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, in an exciting new initiative to empower makers to bring their ideas to reality.

To complement its free* Autodesk 123D design application for makers that is currently in public beta, Autodesk has launched its Autodesk 123D web site, a destination for the maker community to create, print and share their unique designs. 3D Systems supports the Autodesk 123D site with on-demand 3D print services and personal 3D printers and Kits starting at $1,300 USD. 

"We are excited to partner with Autodesk to deliver personal fabrication to this growing community of makers and creators," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President Global Marketing, 3D Systems. "This alliance is another step in our commitment to democratize access and accelerate adoption of affordable, easy to use 3D content-to-print solutions for makers and consumers alike." 

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 parts services for professionals and consumers alike. 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 empowering our customers to 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.The3dStudio.com , www.freedomofcreation.com blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3Dsystems.com.

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*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software.

Autodesk and Autodesk 123D are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         
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         803-326-3941
         Email: HayesK@3dsystems.com

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