Leader in Advanced Manufacturing offers free online webinars
Informative, 30 minute sessions include live Q&A with 3D printing users
Participants learn how 3D printing translates to bottom line results
3D printing know-how applicable to large companies as well as startups

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 14, 2014 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the expansion of its popular webinar program into a complete series on professional and production 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. The webinars, hosted in conjunction with customers, explore how 3D printing is being deployed to enter untapped markets, develop better products faster, reduce costs and create new opportunities for growth. Each session focuses on an industry or application in which 3D printing has been incorporated into the user’s business strategy to create sustainable, competitive advantage and deliver real, bottom line results.

Upcoming webinars will cover a range of 3D printing use cases, including:

  • High temperature prototypes for under-the-hood testing at an automotive parts supplier, saving months on new product development cycles
  • A leadership healthcare application featuring the 3D printing of precision tools for the manufacture of retinal implants that help restore lost vision
  • A startup company that has accelerated development of a revolutionary new solar panel and attracted investors with 3D-printed proof-of-concepts

Dates, details and registration for these webinars are available at: http://www.3dsystems.com/news/events. Previously recorded webinars are also available for on-demand viewing, covering:

  • Direct metal printing to solve automotive engineering challenges, helping race cars break speed records
  • Wax casting patterns for jet engine turbine blades and other components
  • Precision plastic part printing to speed product development at minimal cost
  • Full color 3D printing that opens new markets for service bureaus

“3D Systems customers are leaders in their adoption of our 3D printing technologies and I’m excited that we can share their successes. The webinars are insightful and informative, and extremely popular,” remarked Cathy Lewis, CMO of 3DS. “We encourage everyone interested in advanced manufacturing or professional 3D printing applications to register for a webinar. We also recommend that you attend one of the hundreds of local 3D Printing2.0 seminars hosted by our partners, and see our advanced manufacturing solutions in action.”

Register for an upcoming webinar or view on-demand webinars at http://www.3dsystems.com/news/events.

Register for a 3DS partner-hosted 3D Printing2.0 event near you at: http://www.3dsystems.com/3DPRINTING20.


About 3D Systems

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading healthcare solutions include integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

Leadership Through Innovation and Technology

•3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.

•3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.

•3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.

•3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.

•3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.

Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.