3D Systems Partners with Mystic Aquarium, ACT Group and Middle School Students to Help Disabled Penguin Walk Again

“This project not only helped a member of an endangered species, but it gave our students a hands-on understanding of the 3D printing process and how to carry an idea through from a concept to a design to a usable object,” said Sue Prince, Library Media Specialist, Mystic Middle School.

“This project demonstrates how our end-to-end 3D printing solutions provide a seamless workflow that can enable enhanced results from the classroom to the lab to the factory floor,” said Derek Johnson, Director, Product Management, Professional Printers, 3D Systems. “With the right tools and the right focus, no problem is too big, or too small, to solve.”

About Mystic Aquarium

A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Mystic Aquarium is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only belugas. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean environment through conservation, education and research.  Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa, and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at MysticAquarium.org.

About ACT Group

ACT Group 3D Equipment & Services is Connecticut’s expert resource for additive manufacturing equipment, service, and support. ACT Group is the top 3D Production Dealer in New England with customers ranging from small manufacturers to Fortune 500 companies. On-staff engineers and dedicated development team continuously collaborate with UCONN, CT Innovations and CCAT on educational programs, as well as being a resource center for this ever changing and expanding industry. Members of the ACT 3D team have received professional education on additive manufacturing from MIT. They have also traveled to France for an exclusive, in-depth training on direct metal 3D printers. ACT Group has been featured in Forbes Magazine three times and has received back to back Metro Hartford Alliance/Hartford Business Journal’s Business Champions Award for Innovation. ACT Group is proud to be a certified women-owned and family business. Learn more at GoACTGroup.com.    

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

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

Investor Contact:
Stacey Witten
Email: investor.relations@3dsystems.com

Media Contact:
Timothy Miller
Email: press@3dsystems.com

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