updated 6/13/2011 4:46:59 PM ET 2011-06-13T20:46:59

ROCK HILL, S.C., June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), announced today that its President and CEO, Abe Reichental, and its Co-Founder and CTO, Chuck Hull, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Carolinas award in manufacturing.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. The overall national U.S. winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® title.

This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The national Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner will be announced during a gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 12, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Past award recipients include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company and Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

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.quickparts.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
         
         Media Contact:
         Katharina Hayes
         803-326-3941
         Email: HayesK@3dsystems.com

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