Press Release: Online Fabrication Leader Brings Affordable 3D Printers to Its Users 

ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today the appointment of desktopFab as an authorized channel partner. With a qualified team of experienced 3D printer users along with sales and support professionals, desktopFab offers their users immediate access to the entire lineup of 3D Systems' personal 3D printers.

"We are very pleased to add desktopFab, an experienced and proven online channel partner to our growing network of professional 3D content-to-print solutions resellers. The desktopFab team is passionate, qualified and well positioned to deliver the combined value of real 3D printing experience with compelling 3D printer solutions," said Andrew McLaren, Director of Sales and Marketing, BFB for 3D Systems.

"desktopFab is pleased to be working together with 3D Systems to bring our customers the most complete and high quality 3D printing solutions on the market today," said Enrique Muyshondt, President of desktopFab. "From their Bits from Bytes RapMan(TM) kit through their ProJet(TM) 1500, the comprehensive portfolio offered by 3D Systems allows us to provide complete solutions to hobbyists, professionals, and businesses alike."

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.

About desktopFab

desktopFab is a purveyor of 3D printing technology. We've designed printers. We've built printers. And we've used printers extensively. We know what it takes to make digital files a physical reality and we've built up a good suite of 3D printing tools from low-cost kits, to high performance machines to allow our customers to do just that.

More information on the company is available at www.desktopFab.com

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SOURCE: 3D Systems Corporation

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Stacey Witten
         803-326-4010
         E-mail: WittenS@3dsystems.com
         
         Media Contact:
         Cathy Lewis
         803-326-3950
         Email: LewisCL@3dsystems.com





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