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ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Singularity University (SU) to provide 3D content-to-print solutions and education. Under this agreement, the company plans to deliver and install key elements of its extensive 3D content-to-print portfolio, including its personal and professional 3D printers.
Singularity University uniquely focuses on the impact and opportunities presented by exponentially advancing technologies, and serves as an incubator and investor in startups aligned with SU's Mission. The agreement with 3D Systems supports a new initiative to strengthen its track on additive manufacturing by exploring the possibilities of 3D printing in the context of innovation, sustainability and re-localizing manufacturing.
"We are excited to be part of Singularity's visionary initiative to democratize access to 3D content-to-print solutions that will enable greater entrepreneurialism and inventiveness," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "SU has shown a great deal of foresight and leadership in selecting additive manufacturing as a formal executive program, ensuring that the potential of 3D ideation-to-production is fully understood by a global audience of emerging leaders and technologists, and that its compelling and impactful power is harnessed into tomorrow's business models today."
Accepting the gift on behalf of Singularity University, Dan Barry, Chair of SU's Space and Physical Sciences area of study and Co-Chair of SU's Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track, said: "Through this new partnership, 3D Systems is significantly enhancing the capability of our students to turn their ideas into reality - to be creative not just through slides, but in 3 dimensions, and express that creativity by producing real physical objects."
3D Systems founded additive manufacturing over 25 years ago with the invention of Stereolithography. Today the company leads the global adoption of 3D printing through continued innovation and democratization. This agreement with Singularity underscores 3D Systems commitment to place its products, services and knowhow in the hands of thought leaders who are committed to sustainable entrepreneurialism through its disruptive and game changing solutions.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD software and plugins, and affordable consumer create-and-make printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com
To experience 3D Systems' entire range of 3D content-to-print products and services please visit www.printin3d.com, www.production3dprinters.com, www.3dproparts.com, www.zcorp.com, www.toptobottomdental.com, www.quickparts.com, www.alibre.com, www.bitsfrombytes.com, www.bespokeinnovations.com, www.rapidform.com, www.cubify.com, www.myrobotnation.com, www.freshfiber.com, www.The3dStudio.com, www.freedomofcreation.com, www.sycode.com, www.paramountind.com, blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3Dsystems.com.
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About Singularity University
Singularity University's mission is to assemble, educate, and inspire a new generation of leaders in business, science, finance, and government who strive to understand and use exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. Since 2009, SU has hosted students and industry leaders from more than 70 countries at its campus at NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, CA. Corporate Partners include Autodesk, Cisco, ePlanet Ventures, Genentech, Google, Kauffman Foundation, and Nokia.
More information is available at www.singularityu.org.
Source:3D Systems Corporation