ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 26, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that 3D Systems University, located adjacent to its facility in Rock Hill, will begin offering self-maintenance courses to train users to repair and maintain their own Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering systems during the first quarter of 2008.
Self-maintenance courses will be taught by skilled, certified
instructors on the company's Viper(TM) and Viper(TM) Pro SLA(R)
Systems and its Sinterstation(R) HiQ(TM) and Sinterstation Pro(R)
SLS(R) Systems. In a comfortable setting with small class sizes, these
certification programs will use advanced training methods, including
presentations in high-tech classrooms and hands-on, interactive
laboratory sessions. The training programs for SLS(R) Systems will be
up to three weeks long, and the courses for SLA(R) Systems are
expected to last for two weeks. Both programs will provide annual
renewal certification training, and advanced training courses will be
Located next to the 3D Systems' new global headquarters in Rock
Hill, S.C., 3D Systems University is the premier training facility for
skill development in 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Rapid
Manufacturing. The 17,000-square-foot training center is operated by
York Technical College, in partnership with 3D Systems.
"We are very pleased to offer our advanced users in Rapid
Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing high-quality maintenance training
from skilled and certified instructors on our Viper(TM) and
Sinterstation(R) manufacturing systems," said Abe Reichental, 3D
Systems' president and chief executive officer. "The goal of 3D
Systems University is accelerated knowledge transfer and customer
empowerment. Since we are not educators by training, it's a real
privilege to collaborate with a top-notch educational institution like
York Technical College to deliver outstanding training and learning
opportunities to our customers."
Today, 3D Systems' Kevin McAlea, VP, General Manager, Sintering
Products, will talk about these self-maintenance classes in his
keynote presentation titled, "Sintering Systems: Bigger, Tougher
Parts," at the 3D Systems World Conference.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid
Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials
reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct
and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from
digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and
prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts:
Transform your products.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com,
or via email at email@example.com.