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3D Systems (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced today that it has acquired Design Prototyping Technologies Inc., a leading online provider of fast turnaround high quality functional parts and prototypes. This is the fourth services acquisition for the company in six months.

3D Systems launched its 3Dproparts™ service, last October and moved quickly to expand its capabilities and geographical coverage through the acquisitions of Acu-Cast Technologies, AdvaTech Manufacturing and Moeller Design. Today’s addition of DPT enhances 3Dproparts™ suite of online services, broadening its appeal to a rapidly growing audience of designers, engineers and marketers who demand 24X7 global access to high quality, affordable parts solutions.

As an online rapid prototyping pioneer, leader and innovator, DPT used its first mover advantage to develop and deploy a set of user friendly web tools that provide its customers with significant productivity and affordability advantages. 3D Systems is pleased to welcome Mike Rufo and Dan Sammons, co-owners of DPT, together with their entire team of outstanding, experienced rapid manufacturing professionals into its growing 3Dproparts™ family.

“We are pleased to add another world class service provider with proprietary online capabilities to our rapidly growing 3Dproparts™ business,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “Under Mike and Dan’s experienced leadership we intend to expand our online offerings significantly and further increase our menu of services for the benefit of our growing customer base.”

The company plans to continue the expansion of its 3Dproparts™ service offerings domestically and internationally through organic growth and additional strategic acquisitions.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts and system solutions, announced today the immediate availability of its ProJet™ MP 3000, a new 3-D Production System for digital-dental models. The ProJet™ MP 3000 3-D Printer was recently displayed at LMT Lab Days in Chicago, Illinois.

The ProJet™ MP 3000 is the first economical 3-D Production System for small- to medium-size dental labs. This new compact production system incorporates the latest generation of 3D Systems' patented and proprietary Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) technology with benefits that include crisp feature definition at increased build speeds. The ProJet™ MP 3000 prints dental working models from a new durable, high-contrast material designed specifically for this application.

“We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers a new solution designed to increase their productivity, quality and accuracy at a lower cost,” said Lee Dockstader, vice president of Business Development at 3D Systems. “We expect this advanced system to enhance the overall user experience and deliver significant performance advancements to our dental lab customers.”

The company believes that the continued introduction of a new generation of dental intra-oral and impression scanners by leading dental companies will drive increased demand for digital-dental working models. The company expects that its ProJet™ MP 3000 will become the low cost dental model maker for small-sized and medium-sized labs.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems and Parts Solutions, announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 providing for the offer and sale from time to time of up to $75 million of securities, including equity, debt and other securities as described in the registration statement.

The Company believes that filing a shelf registration statement is an efficient means to enable access to capital markets and to maximize its financial flexibility. However, the Company does not currently have any commitments or intentions to sell securities. As indicated in the registration statement, the Company expects to use the net proceeds from any offering that it may make under the registration statement to finance future acquisitions and for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of future indebtedness.

The registration statement has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the shelf registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering of the securities covered under the shelf registration statement will be made solely by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement relating to that offering.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems and Parts Solutions, announced its operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2009 today.

The company reported diluted earnings per share of 16 cents for the fourth quarter of 2009 and 5 cents for the year, an earnings improvement on lower revenue. Gross margin for the fourth quarter remained consistent relative to the third quarter of 2009 at 44% for both periods. Gross margin for 2009 improved to 44% compared to 40% in 2008.

The company reported $3.6 million of fourth quarter net income, a $2.7 million increase from the third quarter of 2009. Net income for the full year totaled $1.1 million, compared to a net loss of $6.1 million in 2008.

During 2009, the company generated $7.7 million of net cash from operations, of which $5.2 million was used to fund our strategic investing activities. The company remained debt free and ended 2009 with $24.9 million of available cash compared to $22.2 million at December 31, 2008.

“We are pleased that sales of systems and materials continued to improve sequentially in the midst of the continued challenging world-wide operating environment,” said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems’ President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We believe that our ability to improve our bottom line on lower revenue for the third quarter in a row demonstrates the leverage we achieved from the cost reductions and productivity improvements we implemented over the past two years, which has enabled us to be profitable for the year in total,” continued Reichental.

Systems revenue for the fourth quarter increased sequentially by $6.1 and by $1.2 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Systems revenue for the year declined to $30.5 million from $41.3 million in 2008. 3-D Printer sales increased relative to the third quarter but decreased as a percentage of total systems revenue due to increased sales of large- and mid-frame systems.

Materials sales continued to improve sequentially, a trend that resumed in the second quarter of 2009. Materials revenue grew by $1.7 million over the third quarter of 2009, indicating a continued recovery across the installed base. Integrated materials for the quarter increased by $0.5 million to $4.4 million, which contributed to the sequential quarterly growth.

Service revenue, including revenue from businesses that we acquired in the fourth quarter, rose by 12% sequentially and by 4% year-over-year as a result of sales from our new 3Dproparts™ service. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in system upgrade sales.

The company reported 44% gross margin for the fourth quarter and full year. Systems gross margin improved from 16% in the third quarter to 36% in the fourth quarter, primarily due to volume increases.

“We are pleased that while beginning to execute on our new growth strategy, we were able to continue to strengthen our balance sheet, improving our cash position and maintaining a debt-free balance sheet. We remain confident in our ability to execute on our strategic plans and provide value to our customers and stockholders,” added Reichental.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced the immediate availability of an integrated 3Shape software solution on its ProJet™ DP 3000 dental production systems. 3D Systems has worked closely with 3Shape to develop, test and document the process required to design and print production dental components, including optimizations to insure that 3Shape designed components print reliably and accurately using additive manufacturing methods and techniques.

“Our customers are delighted with the expert integration between the ProJet™ DP 3000 Production System and our latest 3Shape Dental System™” stated Rune Fisker, VP Product Strategy, 3Shape. “We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers access to complimentary solutions from the 3Shape Dental System™.” said Lee Dockstader, VP Business Development, 3D Systems Corporation.

All of 3D Systems Dental CAD/CAM Systems have been incorporated into 3Shape’s CAMBridge manufacturing automation software. “3D Systems has qualified SLA Systems for working and orthodontic models, ProJet™ 3-D Printers for models and wax-ups and the DM125 SLM System for direct metal applications. We are committed to continued collaboration with companies like 3Shape who offer cutting edge solutions to the dental industry” concluded Dockstader.

3Shape A/S is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. These are used for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data. Implementing 3Shape´s solutions brings significant benefits in terms of quality, productivity and creativity to complex manufacturing processes, where the handling of physical objects is critical. With more than 50 full-time developers dedicated to dental solutions, we have unmatched development and innovative power, thereby making the vision of a complete digital lab a reality.

Thousands of dental restorations are produced every day by customers using 3Shape’s 3D scanners, CAD modeling software and production management systems in more than 50 countries. 3Shape is a privately-held Danish company, whose headquarters are in Copenhagen, with development teams in Denmark as well as the Ukraine. In early 2009, we opened Sales and Support Offices in New Jersey, USA and Shanghai, China.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) announced that it acquired the assets of Moeller Design, a provider of precision investment casting services and prototyping for aerospace, medical device and MCAD prototyping applications.

Based in Seattle Washington, Moeller Design has been providing rapid product design and manufacturing solutions since 1989 and has established itself as a leading QuickCast™ precision casting pattern manufacturer. Moeller Design also operates one of the largest proprietary urethane cast production facilities in North America, delivering high value, low volume production quality parts and prototypes.

Developed originally by 3D Systems, QuickCast™ is a proprietary process that replaces traditional wax patterns for investment casting of high precision, complex parts. Moeller Design has established itself as a leader in high quality high accuracy QuickCast™ patterns supporting the growing need of foundries for reliable Rapid Manufacturing solutions. QuickCast™ patterns produced via stereolithography (SLA®) can be available in as little as two to four days, enabling its customers to produce quality, complex metal castings in one to four weeks. Dave Moeller, owner of Moeller Design and an industry pioneer, joined 3D Systems as General Manager of its 3Dproparts™ Premium Services Division, and will continue to be based on the west coast.

3D Systems launched 3Dproparts™, the world’s fastest growing Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service, on October 1, 2009. The company plans to continue to expand its 3Dproparts™ service offerings, from coast to coast as well as globally, by bringing together the widest range of production and additive grade materials and the latest additive and traditional manufacturing systems to deliver to its customers the broadest available range of precision plastic and metal parts tools, patterns and assemblies. The acquisition of Moeller Design enhances 3Dproparts™ QuickCast™ and urethane cast manufacturing capabilities further cementing the company’s reach into aerospace and medical device production for commercial and military applications.

“We are proud to add Moeller Design to the growing family of 3Dproparts™ operations and services,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “Under Dave Moeller’s experienced leadership, we intend to expand our Premium Services offering, including QuickCast™ and Urethane Cast manufacturing capacity and capabilities for the benefit of our growing customer base.”

Since 1989, Moeller Design has provided rapid state of the art technologies to solve demanding product development problems. Our experience and capacity in Stereolithography, RTV molds, CNC machining and Cast Urethane have created solutions for products as notable as the 2002 Olympic Torch to high precision patterns for titanium investment castings, and everything in between.

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3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems and parts solutions, announced today that American Precision Prototyping (APP) has added a dual-vat iPro™ 9000 SLA® System to its existing fleet of 3D Systems’ large-part manufacturing systems. APP is a 3Dproparts™ Preferred Channel Partner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The iPro™ family of SLA® systems affords customers the ability to make high-quality, durable, end-use parts with exceptional surface finishes. This next generation of SLA® systems is specifically designed to economically mass produce reliable, proven parts that rival the precision of CNC machined parts. The iPro™ system produces not only ready-to-use large parts but also finely detailed small parts. With a dual-vat feature, iPro™ systems can produce parts from two different materials, simultaneously improving the economics and productivity of the system while providing the production capacity to accommodate the most time-sensitive projects.

“We are very excited to have placed another iPro™ 9000 SLA® System at APP,” said Jason Dickman, APP’s president. “Because of the dual-vat feature, it’s like having two state-of-the-art systems for the price of one. The iPro™ contains all the desired features that make running SLA® systems more efficient, more economical and easier to process. This machine is yet another fine example of excellent engineering from 3D Systems.”

“3D Systems’ iPro™ technology truly represents the next generation in additive manufacturing,” stated Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems Corporation. “Adding another dual-vat iPro™ to its growing fleet enables APP to truly differentiate itself as a leading service provider and member of our growing 3Dproparts™ service network. The combination of in-house capacity expansion and access to our entire 3Dproparts™ portfolio of parts solutions empowers APP to offer its customers the best parts solutions available today. Our long-standing relationship with industry pioneers like APP underscores our commitment to innovation and customer success,” concluded Reichental.

3D Systems launched 3Dproparts™, the world’s largest Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service, in 2009. Since then it has expanded the 3Dproparts™ service to an ever increasing customer base through the addition of Preferred Channel Partners like APP. 3D Systems plans to continue to extend its 3Dproparts™ service offerings by bringing together the widest range of production and additive grade materials and the latest additive and traditional manufacturing systems to offer its customers the broadest available array of precision plastic and metal parts and finished assemblies.

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