3D Systems Empowers Tri-State Area Makers With Affordable 3D Printers

3D Systems Corporation announced today the names of its Maker Faire New York BotMill(TM) 3D printer kit raffle winners: Rose Drakakis from New York and Declan Alvidrez from New Jersey. Each winner walked away with a new BotMill(TM) 3D printer kit. During the live ceremony Mrs. Drakakis spoke about pledging her Botmill(TM) to her son's school, Child and Legacy High School in New York City. Separately, the company also gifted a free Botmill(TM) printer kit to Joey Hudy, a 14-year old boy from Arizona, in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and deep passion for 3D printing.

"The enthusiasm and excitement around our maker's content-to-print toolbox exceeded our expectations," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Manger, Consumer Solutions, 3D Systems. "Giving Rose, Joey and Declan immediate access to affordable 'personal-manufacturing' tools so they can pursue their maker dreams was the highlight of the weekend for our team."

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 creative content development, design productivity tools and curation services and downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.

Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the world's largest DIY festival, this two-day, family friendly Faire has something for everyone: a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker mindset. Maker Faire isn't easy to describe, but these videos do a pretty good job of showing what a wonderful and unique festival it is.

For more information, visit: www.makerfaire.com or www.3dsystems.com

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