ROCK HILL, S.C., May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it acquired The3dStudio.com, a leading provider of 3D and 2D digital media libraries, offering over 1.7 million resources and expert support through a vibrant online marketplace exchange for consumers and professionals alike. The3dStudio.com has over 600,000 members that are served by a growing community of nearly 5,000 developers and authors who sell their content online. The3dStudio.com offers free and fee-based, ready to download and use content, including 3D models, tutorials, plug-ins, software tools, stock photos and images.
"We are very excited to add a leading online marketplace exchange the caliber of The3dStudio.com as a building block in our emerging 3D content-to-print consumer and professional growth initiatives," said Abe Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems. "We are pleased to welcome Matt Anderson, founder and pioneer, with his dedicated team to the 3D Systems' family and are committed to expand and extend The3dStudio.com experience and capabilities for the benefit of our users and developers alike."
"It's an honor to become part of 3D Systems, the recognized 3D content-to-print leader," said Matt Anderson, founder and President of The3dStudio.com. "Our mission is to make it easy for our customers and authors to buy and sell content. We believe that as part of 3D Systems we can deliver even greater benefits to our constituents."
3D Systems plans to operate and expand The3dStudio.com from its current Mesa, Arizona location under the leadership of Matt Anderson.
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About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including personal, professional and production 3D printers and parts services. 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; customers create with confidence.
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The3dStudio.com is a leading provider of 3D and 2D images and resources including 3D models, textures, tutorials, plug-ins, gallery art, software, and stock photos and images including vectors and expert custom work is also available. The3dStudio.com is committed to offering excellent customer service and fast personal service via email seven days a week.
More information on the company is available at and at The3dStudio.com blog.
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