3D Systems Unveils Next-Gen Popular Cube Consumer 3D Printer

Mon Jan 7, 2013 8:30am EST

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-Easiest, Most Reliable and Safest Home 3D Printer 

-Prints at 2X Better Accuracy and 1.5X Faster Speed 

-More Material Choices, Colors and Print Modes

ROCK HILL, S.C., Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems
 (NYSE:DDD) unveiled today the second generation of its popular home 3D printer, the CubeĀ®, with
faster printability, additional print modes and greater materials selection, including recyclable
ABS plastic and compostable PLA and more colors including glow-in-the dark blue and green. The
Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements making it the only consumer 3D printer that
is safe for at-home use by adults and children alike. The new Cube
 will be on display at CES,
 January 8 -11, 2013, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Main Hall, booth 15447 and the CES
MommyTech Zone, booth 71003 in the Venetian.

Awarded "easiest to use" and "most reliable" by Make Magazine, 3D Systems has made its new Cube
even easier to own and simpler to use by offering a Print Pack valued at, $1,500, for just $1,399.
This comprehensive value pack includes the Cube 3D printer, 4 cartridges, 25 free prints and
Cubify Invent design software, the only 3D design tool optimized for 3D printing. Cubify.com
provides more easy printing options for new users with 3D apps that generate free print files and
an entire 3D printing marketplace of items to choose from.

Product Features:

* Print Experience - Delivers up to 1.5X faster print speed and 2X better accuracy for printed
parts up to 5.5" cubed. Full tech specs are available here
* Greater Material and Print Mode Choices - Cube now prints in two materials, compostable PLA and
recyclable ABS plastics. Both materials are available in 16 different color cartridges
 including new glow-in-the dark green and blue and metallic silver colors. Cube offers a choice of
print mode fill density: lite, medium and solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional easy,
breakaway supports for the most complex prints.
* Smart Cartridge Systems - Moisture-lock cartridge ensures extended shelf life and total material
usage, improving print quality and sustainability.The printer detects material type automatically
based on the cartridge, eliminating the need to change print settings. The cartridges are easy to
load and store while preserving the life and quality of the materials.
* Safest for the Home - Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements, making it the only
consumer 3D printer that is safe for home use by children.
* Easier to Use Sleeker Design - Building on the success of the original, the second generation
Cube has the same intuitive, touchscreen interface, compact sleek design, plug-and-print
simplicity, WiFI connectivity and both MAC and PC compatibility.
* Sustainability - Users can now send back their empty cartridges to designated 3D Systems
locations for reuse in exchange for a discount on new cartridges and return their used ABS and PLA
prints for responsible recycling or composting by the company. All Cubes are shipped locally from
USA and EU distribution centers reducing freight. The new Cube comes with a proprietary, heatless
print pad that conserves power compared to other 3D printers. 3D Systems is committed to making
consumer 3D printing affordable, safe and sustainable
* 3D Printing Services - Registering your Cube for free on Cubify.com
 allows for easy hardware and software updates and immediate access to Cubify 3DCloud printing
service, whether users store designs on Cubify or use 3DCloud printing for broader material
choices and performance properties.. Cube Experts hotline and email support is available everyday
from 3:00am to 8:00pm EST, providing 16 hours of service each day.

"With the next generation Cube, we are giving consumers the best ever at-home 3D printing
experience with more options for more fun," said Cathy Lewis, CMO 3D Systems. "Our growing
selection of 3D apps, designs and lifestyle accessories on Cubify.com makes 3D printing accessible
to everyone, and our sustainability and safety enhancements make 3D printing responsible and
enjoyable for the entire family."

The company is now accepting pre-orders and plans to commence commercial shipments of the
next-generation Cube printer on January 21, 2013. Order your Cube today on Cubify.com

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading global 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 CAD modeling, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer
3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement
traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing and manufacturing new products. 3D
Systems products and services are used to rapidly design, communicate, prototype or produce real
functional parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com

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