Profile: 3D Systems Corp (DDD)
1 May 2015
3D Systems Corporation, incorporated on May 14, 1993, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of three-dimensional (3D) printing centric solutions. It provides 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its healthcare solutions include end-to-end simulation, training and planning and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. It also provides software and haptic and perceptual devices for design, including 3D digital design, scan-to-computer-aided design (CAD), scan-to-print, reverse engineering, inspection, sculpting and medical modeling and simulation applications. For its healthcare customers it also offers virtual surgical planning and medical modeling services, digitizing scanners and simulation products. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions.
The Company's 3D printers convert digital data input from any format generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or 3D scanning and sculpting devices, to printed parts using its engineered plastic, metal, nylon, rubber, wax and composite print materials. Its 3D printers convert its print materials into cross-sections, layer by layer, to print the fused objects. It offers printers, such as SLA printers, SLS printers, DM printers, MJP printers, CJP printers, FTI printers and PJP printers. Stereolithography (SLA) printers offer a range of services, which come in various print formats and footprint sizes, from the desktop micro-SLA ProJet 1200 to its ProX 950. Its SLA printers are designed to produce plastic parts. Its SLA printers are used for various applications, ranging from automotive, aerospace to consumer and entertainment and electronics to healthcare, including mass customization of orthodontics, hearing aids and surgical guides and kits.
The Company's selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer melts and fuses (sinter) powder-based, nylon and engineered plastic and prints materials to produce parts. Its SLS printers are used for applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, packaging, industrial machinery and medical devices. Its direct metal (DM) printing 3D printers produce chemically pure, dense metal parts, by sintering powders in various different metals materials and ceramic materials. It offers direct metal printers in various sizes, including its ProX 400. ProX direct metal printers are used for dental, medical, aerospace and automotive applications. Its multi-jet printing (MJP) portfolio utilizes jetting head technology to deliver parts in plastics, wax and engineered materials. MJP printers are used for consumer goods, industrial design, medical, dental and jewelry applications. Its color jet printing (CJP) solutions produce parts in plastic and ceramic-like materials using powder materials and binders. Its CJP printers are used for mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), architecture, design communication, education, art, consumer goods and medical modeling applications. Its film transfer imaging (FTI) printers print plastic parts. FTI printers are used in desktop printing and functional prototyping applications. Its plastic jet printing (PJP) 3D printers are for office, home and classroom use. Its PJP printer, the Cube Pro C, offer color printing in polylactic acid (PLA) or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. Its PJP printers are used for the engineer's desktop, as well as at home and in the classroom.
The Company offers software tools for digital workflow. It offers software packages and design tools for reverse engineering, inspection and haptic design packages, enabling its customers to open scan data directly in the CAD parametric environment, design in Voxel CAD and sculpt. It also offers packages designed for students and home users. It also offers software and drivers embedded within its printers. The Company offers 3D scanners and perceptual devices to enable access to 3D content creation and enable integration with its software and 3D printers. It offers scanners from compact and professional scanners to intuitive scanners designed for the consumer and for 3D printing. It also offers haptic devices that enable freeform sculpting and design, which are used for artists, designers and healthcare applications.
The Company provides customer services and local application support and field support for its products around the world. It provides a suite of on-demand parts services through its Quickparts global network of fulfillment facilities. The Company also offers Cubify, its online hosting and publishing platform providing content creation tools, content downloads, cloud printing services and licensing arrangements and hosting for third-parties. It offers customers post sale software maintenance, which includes updates and software support for its design, reverse engineering and inspection software packages. It provides healthcare services through its Medical Modeling, LayerWise and Simbionix brands. It provides modeling and design services, including virtual surgical planning (VSP), printing and finishing of medical study models and devices, including surgical kits, implants and other personalized medical devices. It also provides service on its surgical simulators sold through Simbionix.
3D Systems Corp
333 Three D Systems Cir
ROCK HILL SC 29730-7811
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- 3D Systems' estimates disappoint as weaker euro, yen hit clients
- UPDATE 1-3D Systems' estimates disappoint as weaker euro, yen hit clients
- 3D Systems revenue, profit estimates miss Wall Street
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- UPDATE 2-3D Systems expects recent acquisitions to boost 2015 profit