updated 5/23/2011 10:17:14 AM ET 2011-05-23T14:17:14

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today the launch of a new desktop 3D Printer, the BfB™ 3000 plus. This affordable printer is available for immediate delivery and will be on display at RAPID 2011 May 24 – 26th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in booth 311.

The BfB™ 3000 plus opens up a whole new world of creativity with its feature rich, easy to use, desktop fit and intuitive, familiar user interface. Quick and simple to set up, this $3,900 3D printer makes personal manufacturing a reality with a wide choice of materials and colors. Users will experience the benefits of file printability verification and rapid submission coupled with multi-color print capability for the ultimate 3D printing experience. 

"We are very excited to present the BfB™ 3000 plus, our enhanced, fully assembled 3D printer," said Andy McLaren, Director, Sales and Marketing, BfB for 3D Systems. "Our ability to launch this new printer exactly one year after the debut of our original BfB™ 3000 underscores our commitment to democratize access and accelerate adoption of affordable and easy to use 3D printers."

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements in the conditional or future tenses or include terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "estimates," "intends," "anticipates" or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking.  Forward-looking statements may include comments as to the company's beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements," "Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors," and "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements.

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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CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Stacey Witten
         803-326-4010
         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         
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         803-326-3941
         Email: HayesK@3dsystems.com

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