Profile: 3D Systems Corp (DDD.N)
24 Mar 2017
3D Systems Corporation, incorporated on May 14, 1993, is a holding company. The Company provides three-dimensional (3D) printing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, software, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), and printing of medical and dental devices and surgical guides and instruments. Its solutions support applications in a range of industries, including healthcare, aerospace, automotive and durable goods. The Company offers a range of 3D printers, print materials, software, haptic devices, scanners and virtual surgical simulators.
3D Printers and Materials
The Company's 3D printers transform digital data input generated by 3D design software, computer-aided design (CAD) software or other 3D design tools, into printed parts using various print engines that employ additive layer by layer building processes with a range of print materials. The Company offers a range of 3D printing technologies, including Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Printing (DMP), MultiJet Printing (MJP) and ColorJet Printing (CJP). Its range of print materials includes plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental materials and Class IV bio-compatible materials.
The Company's SLA 3D printers cure liquid resin materials with a laser beam to produce durable plastic parts. It offers SLA printers with a range of materials, sizes and price points that are well-suited for prototypes, end-use parts, casting patterns and molds, tooling, fixtures and medical models. For SLA printers, the Company offers a range of liquid resin materials under the Accura brand name. The Company's SLS 3D printers use a laser beam to melt and fuse powder-based nylon and engineered plastic and composite print materials to produce durable parts. Customer uses of its SLS printers include functional test models and end-use parts, such as housings, machinery components, ducting, tooling, jigs and fixtures and medical devices and personalized surgery kits and guides. Its SLS materials include a range of soft and rigid plastics, nylon and composite materials marketed under the DuraForm, LaserForm and CastForm brand names.
The Company's DMP solutions use a laser beam to sinter powders in a range of metals to produce fully dense parts. It offers DMP printers that can process a range of materials and powders. It sells DMP systems in various sizes and certain models are optimized for specific metals, including titanium, stainless steel and nickel super alloys. Its DMP printers are well-suited for medical and dental implants, aerospace, automotive, and hi-tech and industrial applications, such as conformal cooling, simplifying assemblies, light weight parts, enhanced fluid flow, topology optimization and other complex parts. It offers metal powder materials for its direct metal printers, including titanium, stainless steels, tool steels, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and aluminum.
The Company's MJP 3D printers utilize jetting head technology to deliver precise, tough parts with resolution in tough plastic, wax, elastomer and engineered materials that it sells under the VisiJet brand name. Its CJP 3D printers produce parts from its VisiJet branded, powder-based ceramic-like materials.
Software and Related Products
The Company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners and haptic devices. It offers solutions for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, production machining and inspection. It also offers software and drivers embedded within its printers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management and print queue management.
The Company also offers 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications. It also provides digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications.
The Company provides a range of customer services, local application support and field support on a worldwide basis for its products, including installation of new printers at customers' sites, printer warranties, maintenance agreements, periodic hardware upgrades and software updates. It also provide services to assist its customers and partners in developing new applications for its technologies, to facilitate the use of its technology for specific applications, to train customers on the use of its printers and to maintain its printers at customers' sites. It also offers upgrade kits for certain of its printers.
The Company provides a range of prototyping, production and finishing capabilities for precision plastic and metal parts and tooling with a range of additive and traditional manufacturing processes. It also provides on-demand 3D scanning, printing and parts production related to the entertainment industry through its Gentle Giant brand. It also offers software maintenance, which includes updates and software support for its software products. Through its precision healthcare services, the Company provides surgical planning, modeling, prototyping and manufacturing services, including printing and finishing of medical and dental devices, models and tools, as well as modeling and design services, including VSP. The Company also provides service on its surgical simulators that are sold under its Simbionix brand.
3D Systems Corp
333 Three D Systems Cir
ROCK HILL SC 29730-7811
Company Web Links
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