Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 4:00 AM

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 15, 20153D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced its role as a key partner in the 2015 Science in 3D Festival organized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The event will be held on January 20-21, 2015, at the NIAID Fishers Lane Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. 3D Systems will feature prominently in exhibits and lectures over the two day meeting. The festival will explore all aspects of 3D modeling, 3D printing, surgical simulation and visualization technologies through experts from government, academia and the private sector. The event will also be available via NIH VideoCast.

"As the leading American 3D printing company, 3DS is committed to working with the federal government to enhance the delivery of U.S. healthcare and drive innovation for novel therapies while reducing overall healthcare costs," said Kevin McAlea, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, 3DS. "This event offers an important opportunity for us to explore common R&D interests and capabilities across multiple technologies—from 3D medical modeling, training and simulation to 3D printing of personalized medical instruments, implants and surgical guides."

In 2014, the NIH 3D Print Exchange was launched to provide an open and interactive website for sharing biomedical 3D print files, modeling tutorials, and educational material. The Science in 3D Festival builds upon this work to expand the use of 3D technology to advance research and medical innovation.

3DS' healthcare portfolio continues to grow significantly, both organically and through targeted acquisitions. From revolutionizing the hearing aid industry with custom-fit 3D printed ear shells and scalable, 3D manufacturing of millions of one-of-a-kind dental aligners to working with physicians on tens of thousands of personalized surgical procedures and facilitating virtual reality surgical simulation, 3DS continues to lead the way in enhancing healthcare worldwide.

3DS healthcare executives will be presenting several sessions throughout the two-day event as follows:

  • 3D Printing – Reshaping Healthcare in the 21st Century, Andy Christensen, Vice President, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices, 3DS – January 20, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST
  • 3D Scanning and 3D Printing: Using the Body to Design for the Body, Scott Summit, Senior Director, Functional Design, 3DS – January 20, 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. EST
  • A Dress Rehearsal for Surgery, Ran Bronstein, Vice President, Chief Research and Operation Officer for Simbionix Products, 3DS – January 21, 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. EST

3DS will also showcase its extensive portfolio of healthcare solutions that extend from the training room to the operating room. 3DS' end-to-end platform includes 3D simulation, training, virtual surgical planning, guiding and delivery of 3D printed procedures with many different types of patient specific medical devices. Around the globe on a daily basis, surgeons use the company's Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) services and patient-specific anatomical models for guiding complex reconstructive surgeries involving the face, orthopedic areas like the hip and knee, and even organs such as the kidney and heart.

NIH VideoCast
This event will be available via online broadcast at the links below.
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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 通过其立体光固化成型 (SLA) 打印机发明了 3D 打印,并于 1989 年率先投入商业化运作。
  • 3DS 发明了选择性激光烧结 (SLS) 打印,并于 1992 年率先投入商业化运作。
  • 3DS 发明了彩色喷射打印 (CJP) 类的 3D 打印机,并于 1994 年率先将 3D 基于粉末的系统投入商业化运作。
  • 3DS 发明了多喷头打印 (MJP) 的打印机,并于 1996 年率先将其投入商业化运作。
  • 3DS 医学建模开创了虚拟手术计划 (VSP),其服务达到了世界领先水平,每年都能帮助数以千计的患者。

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.
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