3D Systems earned 23 cents per share during the third quarter on a 50% revenue increase and a 90 basis point gross profit margin expansion compared to the third quarter of 2009. Check out the entire story here.
October 29, 2010
October 18, 2010
From October 19-20 at the IEC Ricoh Arena in Coventry, United Kingdom, 3D Systems will showcase our entire suite of personal, professional and production 3D printers at TCT Live 2010. Also on display for the first time will be our recently acquired line of Bits From Bytes kits and printers. If you’re attending the event, stop by Booth M8 for 3D Systems printers and Booth H10 to check out Bits From Bytes kits and printers. In addition, 3D Systems will be holding several sessions during the conference. The full schedule of events can be found on the convention's website.
Click here to find out more information on 3D Systems at TCT Live 2010.
October 13, 2010
October 12, 2010
Based in Turin, Italy, Provel delivers a comprehensive portfolio of premier rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing services to all leading Italian automotive and durable goods manufacturers specializing in SLA®, SLS®, Urethane Casting and Rapid Tooling.
“We are very pleased to add an Italian prototyper with Provel’s renowned reputation to our rapidly growing 3Dproparts™ operations,” says Abe Reichental, President & CEO of 3D Systems. “With Provel and CEP as our European anchors, we intend to continue our European expansion for the benefit of our growing customer base.”
October 8, 2010
A few weeks ago we were given an opportunity to build parts on two BFB printers. By “we,” I mean five engineers who among us have close to 75+ years of experience in inventing rapid prototyping and 3D Printing technology. The five of us have been part of several innovation cycles where we’ve invented SLA®, Inkjet Printing, SLS® and Film Transfer Imaging technologies and products.
So when we were asked to test the BFB Printer, although we were very open, we did bring a hint of skepticism. Skepticism in the form of – “What will we learn here that we already do not know?”
And to sum it up, the entire experience was a pleasant surprise. The installation was a breeze and the systems were up and running within an hour. The systems were very robust and the process of building a part was very forgiving. The approach to starting a build is very simple and designed for a non-technical user. The software was simple and easy to use. Perhaps most surprisingly, the sidewalls and the flat surfaces had very good surface quality.
With no training and no special operational instructions, we were building about 2-3 parts daily for a few weeks. Due to the luxury of having different part and support materials, we could get “ready to use” parts within minutes of them being built.
We all learned a lesson from this exercise. A lesson about ease of use, product simplicity, process simplicity and user focus. Overall we cherished the opportunity to build parts on the BFB system. At its current price and part quality, this is a creative person’s dream come true. A perfect tool to bring ideas to reality!
October 6, 2010
This is perhaps the biggest corporate manoeuvre we've yet seen in the 3D printer space, and heralds a bold move by 3D Systems into the ultra low-end 3D printer market…
Its just been announced that 3D Systems, the NASDAQ-listed company with an extensive range of 3D printing technologies and capabilities, has acquired Bits from Bytes, thereby increasing its footprint in the world of additive manufacturing.
Arguably, this is a triple win: the Bits from Bytes folks get access to 3D Systems’ depth of knowledge, 3D Systems gets an impressive company, and customers will undoubtedly get access to even-more clever machines to come.
At the inaugural World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science from September 25 – 26, we showcased our 3D Printers in partnership with AutoDesk, TechShop and CadBlu. Although the original Maker Faire, which took place in the Bay Area in 2006, only attracted a few thousand participants, it ignited the “Do-It-Yourself‟ revolution. Just five years later, the first World Maker Faire to be held on the East Coast expects to host over 100,000 participants interested in creative and affordable “maker‟ tools and ideas. “We are delighted to partner with AutoDesk, TechShop and CadBlu to deliver the power and promise of 3D printing to Makers and DIY’s,” says Cathy Lewis, VP of Global Marketing for 3D Systems. “Our affordable, easy-to-use 3D Printers like V-Flash®, along with innovative content creation tools and solutions, offer a clear choice for Makers and DIY’s to realize their dreams.”
October 5, 2010
Just announced: 3D Systems acquires Bits From Bytes Ltd., a leading U.K. maker of affordable 3D printers and kits located in Bristol. Bits From Bytes makes and sells 3D printers and kits that print real plastic parts from a variety of materials in multiple colors for educational, hobbyist and professional applications.
“Powered by 3D Systems technology, marketplace presence and financial flexibility, Bits From Bytes products can reach new audiences, address new applications and open new channels and geographies that are begging for open source access and functionality,” says Ian Adkins, Managing Director, Bits From Bytes Ltd.
“With the acquisition of Bits From Bytes, 3D Systems takes the next major step towards democratizing access to 3D printing - a stated strategic direction and ongoing commitment,” says Abe Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems.
You can check out the entire story here.
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