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3D Systems Makes Deloitte's 2014 Fast 500(TM) Ranking

- Annual ranking of fastest growing high-tech companies

- Recognizes companies on cutting edge of business transformation

- 3DS ranks as highest 3D printing company on the list

ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it made Deloitte's 2014 Fast 500 rankings. The prestigious Technology Fast 500 list is an annual ranking of the fastest growing public and private North American companies who, according to Deloitte, "are on the cutting edge of transforming the way we do business." 3D Systems joins this distinguished group with 355% growth between the years of 2009 and 2013, and comes in as the highest ranked 3D printing company on the list.

"3D Systems' ranking in the Technology Fast 500 underscores the strength of our rapidly expanding portfolio of 3D products and services and the disruptive nature of our technology," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. "Our powerful, end-to-end 3D products and services are driving breakthrough applications everywhere from 3D personalized healthcare and virtual surgical planning to the end-use production of flight-ready, metal aerospace components to a fully integrated, digital-to-physical workflow on the engineer's desktop."

3DS, the inventor of 3D printing, continues to empower users of all professions and ability levels with the company's groundbreaking digital thread. The digital thread seamlessly ties the digital and physical worlds, enabling anyone to bring physical objects into the world of 3D design, output to 3D printing and inspect parts for accuracy. 3DS constantly seeks and develops new technologies, 3D printing materials, software, specialty applications and more, broadening its offering in established industries and activating verticals that have only begun to unlock the potential in 3D printing.

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Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future at www.3dsystems.com.

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 end-to-end simulation, training and 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 ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
  • 3DS invented MultiJet 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.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Stacey Witten Email: Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com Media Contact: Alyssa Hoyt Email: Press@3dsystems.com

Source:3D Systems Corporation