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HK 3D, a Leading UK 3D Printing Provider, Chooses 3D Systems

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a reseller agreement with HK 3D, a leading supplier of 3D printers and additive manufacturing in the UK and Ireland.

Watch a video to learn more about HK 3D and its new partnership with 3DS.

Under the new agreement, HK 3D will immediately begin to offer 3DS' full line of 3D printers, materials, perceptual devices and design tools to its customers as part of its integrated 3D printing services. HK 3D is part of HK Holdings, a group of companies at the forefront of advanced manufacturing techniques, including 3D printing, laser marking and electro discharge machining (EDM) technologies.

HK 3D will distribute all of 3DS' printing products in order to broaden its customer offerings and support the full range of applications in 3D digital fabrication. This includes 3DS' ColorJet, MultiJet, Selective Laser Sintering, Stereolithography and Direct Metal 3D printers, as well as its consumer and desktop printers. HK 3D will also offer 3DS' scanning and software solutions to round out its portfolio and meet its customers' growing needs for end-to-end engineering applications and support.

"We are thrilled to partner with 3D Systems and to offer their entire portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions," said Steven Wilcox, Managing Director, HK Holdings. "This gives all of our customers access to the broadest range of 3D tools and technologies on the market, and will help our customers meet the most demanding applications, particularly those in aerospace, automotive and healthcare."

"We are excited and honored to work with a world-class 3D printing provider of the caliber of HK 3D and to help their customers benefit from the full range of 3DS' product portfolio," said Michele Marchesan, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Professional Products, 3DS. "HK 3D brings deep understanding of customer requirements within our industry and a robust support network, and will multiplex our coverage throughout the UK and Ireland."

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

About HK 3D

HK 3D are leading suppliers of 3D Printers in the UK. Our systems range from affordable professional desktop machines to large, advanced 3D production systems, making 3D printing more accessible than ever. Manufacturers use our 3D printers to produce parts for product designs, product testing and even end use parts. Educators use the technology to elevate research and learning in science, engineering, design and art.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

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 pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.

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: investor.relations@3dsystems.com Media Contact: Wendy Pinckney Email: Press@3dsystems.com

Source:3D Systems Corporation