updated 6/14/2011 8:46:37 AM ET 2011-06-14T12:46:37

ROCK HILL, S.C., June 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is sponsoring T-Splines, a leader in innovative 3D design software, in an exciting contest that encourages product designers, jewelers and architects to create and make in 3D.

The ' Make The World A Better Place ' 2011 design contest runs through August 9, 2011. It is open to all T-Splines users and targets core categories of design such as architecture, transportation, jewelry and consumer products. 3D Systems, a leader in 3D content-to-print solutions, has been selected as a contest judge and sponsor. Janne Kyttanen, the creative force behind Freedom of Creation, the world renowned 3D Design Studio in Amsterdam, will represent 3D Systems on the panel of judges.

"We are pleased to partner with T-Splines to recognize and energize their rapidly growing user community," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President Global Marketing, 3D Systems. "Our participation in this contest underscores our commitment to democratize access and accelerate adoption of affordable, easy to use 3D content-to-print solutions for professionals 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.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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         803-326-4010
         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         
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         Email: HayesK@3dsystems.com

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