- Extends access to federal and state government agencies, universities and labs
- Leverages GSA's brand new "3D Printing" schedule for discounted pricing on all goods and services
- One-stop shop for 3DS' printers, software, 3D scanners and Quickparts cloud-based manufacturing services
ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its 3D design-to-print goods and services are being offered through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program. Through the GSA Schedules program, government agencies access product catalogs with pre-negotiated rates to expedite purchasing, accounting for nearly $50 billion a year in spending or 10 percent of overall federal procurement spending.
This addition of 3DS' full portfolio coincides with the GSA's announcement that it has created a 3D Printing Solutions catalog for agency customers—federal, state and local—to procure additive manufacturing products, services, and materials. According to GSA, this "Multiple Award Schedule" (MAS 36, SIN 51-400) will support reduced lead times, inventory control, improved mission readiness and sustainability.
"GSA is focused on being the standard bearer for 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing by developing a total solution approach for all federal agencies requiring this technology," said Walter Johnson, a GSA/Federal Acquisition Service Contract specialist. "The total solution approach GSA is designing will provide a wide range of 3D printing technology, consumable materials, ancillary equipment, imaging devices, software, and rapid prototyping services. We are excited to have Phillips bring 3D Systems and their expansive portfolio to this program."
Implemented via a 20-year GSA contract with 3DS' partner Phillips Corporation Federal Division, these listings will provide for the first time a single inventory for government agencies to purchase 3DS' unparalleled range of end-to-end 3D products, from 3D printers to software, scanners, materials and cloud-based manufacturing services.
"The GSA has incomparable reach across the country," said Neal Orringer, Vice President of Alliances & Partnerships, 3DS. "Since its founding 66 years ago, the GSA has been pivotal to ensuring the government customer receives critical products at the best taxpayer value. Today, we are proud to support this legacy in a uniquely 21st century fashion—extending our digital thread to every federal agency and in every state in the nation."
"From the United States Congress' Architect of the Capitol to the National Institutes of Health, and from NASA to the Armed Forces, our customers receive outstanding service," said Ron Schulze, President, Phillips Federal. "But this new GSA listing offers something even more—access to the most cutting edge 3D design and fabrication tools. We are truly proud to offer 3D Systems' suite of products to America's public servants."
In addition to individual 3D printer hardware and software, GSA will host a new 3D printing and manufacturing portal providing government customers access to 3DS' cloud-based manufacturing services, Quickparts. From the portal, government customers can upload CAD designed files for instant price quotes for customized rapid prototyping, production, and investment casting.
3DS' full line of products and services are now available on the GSA schedule through Phillips Federal, including:
- Industrial ProXTM printers, including Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering and Direct Metal Printing;
- ProJet® printers, including ColorJet and MultiJet technology;
- Cube® and Cube Pro® desktop 3D printers;
- Geomagic® scanners and capture, design and inspection software; and
- QuickParts GSA portal for on-demand parts modeling, functional prototypes and production parts.
Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.
About Phillips Corporation Federal Division
Phillips' Federal Division is 100% focused on the United States Federal Government, partnering with our customers and suppliers to provide manufacturing technology tools and services which always meet or exceed specification and schedule. Over six decades of focus have allowed us to develop competencies which make it easy and safe for our Federal Customers to do business with us.
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 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®) as part of its portfolio of leading 3D healthcare products and services.
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.
Source:3D Systems Corporation