3D Systems Partners With the Smithsonian For 3D Digitization Project

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a major multi-year agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to provide 3D printing services and technology. The agreement supports a Smithsonian-wide effort to strengthen collections stewardship and ensure the accessibility of its vast and diverse collections through exploring the possibilities of 3D representations.

“We are honored and excited to be part of this visionary Smithsonian initiative, to increase the visibility and accessibility of our national treasures for all,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “The Smithsonian has shown both foresight and technological leadership in embracing the potential of 3D printing to preserve and showcase today’s and tomorrow’s collections, making them readily available to a global audience while demonstrating the power of 3D content-to-print in a compelling and meaningful way.”

This agreement with the Smithsonian underscores the company’s commitment to place its technology, services and solutions in the hands of organizations focused on enhancing knowledge and enabling access to the power of 3D printing.  

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
For more information, visit: www.si.edu or www.3dsystems.com

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