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Manufacturing the Future: 3D Systems

4 Apr, 2016

The innovative and inventive 3D Systems, headquartered in South Carolina, provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools.

Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices, as well as patient-specific surgical instruments.

As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.


3D Systems invented 3D printing over 30 years ago when its founder and Chief Technology Officer, Chuck Hull, created the first Stereolithography (SLA) print. Since then the company has led the way, introducing Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), MultiJet Printing (MJP) and ColorJet Printing (CJP), content capture solutions, on demand manufacturing services, and scanning, design, production and inspection software.


Driven by a full suite of 3D technology and 3D printers, 3D Systems’ end-to-end solutions provide a seamless workflow that allows engineers and manufacturers to work from digital file to physical part and back again. Users can scan existing objects, design with 3D CAD tools, share instantly anywhere, inspect parts against design intent, engage partners, achieve designs safely and 3D print anything from casting patters to metal end-use parts.

This flexible environment allows customers in consumer products, aerospace, defense, transportation, automotive, healthcare and more to shorten design windows, perfect workflows, save time and reduce costs.

Software Solutions

3D Systems is the leader in complete 3D content-to-print solutions. From the broadest selection of 3D printers and services to its latest platform of 3D authoring tools and scanners – anyone can scan, design, modify, inspect and print amazing content in 3D.

On Demand Parts

3D Systems’ Quickparts® Solutions service has changed the way product development and manufacturing professionals’ source parts. Quickparts enables buyers to get instant, custom generated quotations for the production of parts, anywhere in the world.


3D Systems says “It begins with an idea, a concept, a new product or a refinement on one that already exists. Our growing list of customer applications demonstrates how we can help you deliver superior quality, high definition parts, quickly and efficiently. We’re here to help.”

For detailed company information visit www.3dsystems.com

At a Glance on 3D Systems

3D Systems, headquartered in South Carolina, is a company that engineers, manufactures and sells 3D printers. Chuck Hull, currently the CTO and former president, first invented stereolithography (SLA) print in 1986.

Headquarters: Rock Hill, SC

Founder: Chuck Hull

Founded: 1986, Valencia, CA

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