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Motley Fool  Dec 6  Comment 
The largest 3D printing company by market cap continues to struggle, but it has done some things right.
Motley Fool  Nov 28  Comment 
In the struggling world of 3D printing, is Stratasys or 3D Systems the better buy?
Motley Fool  Nov 23  Comment 
Here's how things stack up when we run the two leading diversified 3D printing companies through a metric-to-metric comparison.
Motley Fool  Nov 9  Comment 
Opportunities in metal 3D printing and the discontinuation of several 3D printers were among key topics discussed by top management of the leading diversified 3D printing company.
Motley Fool  Nov 8  Comment 
Competition is heating up in 3D printing, and that might not be good for 3D Systems.
Motley Fool  Nov 4  Comment 
The rising use of 3D Systems Corp.'s visualization and printing solutions is resulting in significant growth in healthcare revenue at the company.
Motley Fool  Nov 3  Comment 
With printer unit sales on the rise, shares of the additive manufacturing company jumped on a solid quarterly report.
Motley Fool  Nov 3  Comment 
The additive manufacturing company jumped after a strong quarterly report.




 
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3D Systems Corporation (DDD) is a provider of rapid 3-D printing, prototyping, and manufacturing solutions. Rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects using solid freeform fabrication. The commercial rapid prototyping systems market is nearly two decades old and there are now approximately 50 system or technology vendors worldwide. A substantial number of these companies are small entities, still in the business or technology development phase. More than a dozen of these companies sell stereolithography technology in one form or another. Today, rapid prototyping is used for a much wider range of applications and is even used to manufacture production quality parts in relatively small numbers. Some sculptors use the technology to produce complex shapes for fine arts exhibitions. The market for rapid prototyping systems and materials is highly competitive. 3D Systems tries to differentiate itself by a more comprehensive offering to its customers, all the way from modeling and prototyping to tools and parts. Products include Stereolithography or SLA equipment, selective laser sintering or SLS equipment, and multijet modeling equipment. 3D Systems' products enable the manufacture of three-dimensional (3D) objects from digital data using computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing, software utilities, and related computer applications. These systems are used for applications such as prototyping, concept modeling, and three-dimensional printing, as well as for production of functional end-use parts. The company's systems and materials add value by reducing the time and cost of designing products and by facilitating direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. The company has software alliances with SolidWorks Corporation, UGS Solutions, and Raindrop Geomagic, Inc.

In fiscal 2006, products contributed 34.5% of revenue, services contributed 38.6%, and the remaining 26.9% came from materials. Geographically, the company generated 43.5% of fiscal 2006 revenue from its U.S. operations, 40.0% from its European operations, and 16.5% from its Asia-Pacific operations.

3D Systems was founded in 1986, and is based in Valencia, California. The stock was initially listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NASDAQ") under the ticker TDSC; however, the company transferred its listing to the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol DDD on May 26, 2011.




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