ROCK HILL, S.C., June 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that the company's President and CEO, Abe Reichental, was voted one of the top 5 most influential people in the rapid technologies, 3D printing industry by TCT Magazine. Chuck Hull, the company's co-founder and inventor of Stereolithograpghy, the very first and most prolific 3D printing technology, was also named to this list of individuals who have had the most positive impact on the industry.
"The inclusion of Abe in the Top 5 of the Most Influential list is a reflection of both the unrivalled history and diversity of 3D Systems, and also Abe's personal passion for Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing technologies and the positive impact they are having on how we live. In his position as CEO, he is undoubtedly one of the most influential members of the community, especially as an evangelist for 3D printing by consumers, where 3D Systems' Cubify platform is leading the industry boldly towards new territory," said James Woodcock, Group Editor at TCT magazine and www.prsnlz.me.
"We are deeply honored that Abe and Chuck were named to this prestigious list of leaders in 3D printing and rapid technologies," said Cathy Lewis, VP Global Marketing for 3D Systems. "This recognition is gratifying for our entire team as the nominations from design and manufacturing professionals validate our strategy and commitment to democratize access to our 3D content-to-print solutions," concluded Lewis.
"It is also not surprising that 3D Systems has two individuals in the Top 20 — Chuck Hull also made the list, as he did in 2007. This is testament to his profound impact on the fledgling industry over twenty years ago, an impact that is still being felt today," remarked Woodcock.
Published in the 20th anniversary issue of TCT Magazine, the list recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on rapid technologies, including 3D printing. Actual ranks were not disclosed for those not included in the top 5.
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 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.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
To experience our 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.botmill.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 TCT Magazine/Rapid News Publications, Ltd.
Rapid News Publications Ltd. is a leading international magazine publisher, trade event organizer and digital media company focused on B2B communications for the design and manufacturing sector. Established at the beginning of the Rapid Prototyping revolution in 1992 we have kept pace with this fast moving sector of product development and manufacturing technologies and remain the undisputed No.1 media company in the field with the market leading publication The TCT Magazine, world renowned annual TCT Live event and TCT Online portal at www.tctmagazine.com.
CONTACT: Investor Contact: Stacey Witten 803-326-4010 E-mail: Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com Media Contact: Cathy Lewis 803-326-3950 Email: Cathy.Lewis@3dsystems.com
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