|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||3D Systems Corporation|
|3D Systems Corporation is a holding company that operates through its subsidiaries in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company is a provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. It also provides creative content development and design productivity tools. 3D printers can print almost anything from smartphone and tablet covers, to finished jewelry and toys, from custom hearing aids, individualized prosthetics and orthodontics to functional airplane, unmanned aerial vehicles and car parts. Its 3D printers convert data input from CAD software or 3D scanning and sculpting devices to printed plastic or metal parts using its proprietary engineered plastic, metal and composite print materials. The Company’s portfolio of 3D printers is based on several unique print engines that employ proprietary, additive layer printing processes designed to meet its customers’ most demanding design, prototyping, testing, and tooling and production requirements. Its main print engines include stereo lithography, or SLA®, printers, selective laser sintering, or SLS®, printers, multi-jet modeling, or MJM™, printers, film transfer imaging, or FTI printers, selective laser melting, or SLM printers, and plastic jet printers (“PJP”). Its printers utilize a range of proprietary print materials that it develops, blend and market to print real parts. Its print materials are designed to replicate the performance of specific engineered plastics, composites and metals. The Company also provide its customers content creation CAD software and proprietary digital workflow preparation and management software tools that are embedded within its printers together with pre-sale and post-sale services, ranging from applications development and custom engineered production solutions to installation, warranty and maintenance services. It also provide a comprehensive suite of on-demand printed parts services to satisfy its customers’ entire design-to-manufacturing requirements, offering a range of precision plastic and metal parts capabilities produced from a wide range of 3D printing and traditional materials using a variety of additive and traditional manufacturing processes. In communication and design applications, its printers are used to produce presentation models, mainly for visualizing and communicating concepts, various design elements and other activities, including supply chain management and functional models. The Company’s main competitors includes other suppliers of stereo lithography, laser sintering and other 3D printers and print materials as well as suppliers of alternative additive manufacturing solutions such as vacuum casting equipment. Its equipment assembly and print materials blending activities and certain research and development activities are subject to compliance with applicable federal, state and local provisions regulating the storage, use and discharge of materials into the environment.|
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