3D Systems And Materialise Partner

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3D Systems and Materialise Team-Up to Provide Complete Rapid Prototyping Solutions

3D Systems to offer Magics software with its SLA® and SLS® systems

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VALENCIA, California / LEUVEN, Belgium — February 14, 2006 — 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: TDSC), a leading provider of rapid 3-D printing, prototyping and manufacturing solutions, and Materialise, one of the drivers in software development for rapid prototyping and manufacturing, have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement that covers the Magics product line. Under terms of the agreement, Magics, Materialise’s specialized software for rapid prototyping work preparation and STL manipulation, will be offered with 3D Systems’ stereolithography (SLA®) and selective laser sintering (SLS®) systems.

Materialise's cutting-edge Magics software offers fast and easy-to-use solutions for rapid prototyping and manufacturing processes. Over the years, the software has grown into a common platform for the rapid prototyping community.
Magics is indispensable software for the rapid prototyping process. Cutting parts to fit on the build platform, hollowing models to save material and build time, Z compensation, labeling, automated three-dimensional geometry nesting that minimizes build height and time… it’s all in there.

"We are proud to team up with 3D Systems, the company that invented our industry. This industry is now in transition from a prototype phase to maturity in manufacturing,” comments Wilfried Vancraen, Materialise’s CEO. “We feel confident that the increasing group of professional 3D Systems’ users will appreciate the effectiveness, reliability and productivity that Magics brings them. Cost-effective manufacturing of 3D models requires the integration of manufacturing systems with qualified logistical and data handling systems, which Materialise pioneered 15 years ago and continues to develop.”

Magics’ suite of integrated software tools provides an important part of a total solution for 3D Systems’ SLA and SLS systems customers. The availability and seamless integration of complementary tools helps 3D Systems’ advanced users take full advantage of the exceptional part quality, high throughput, and broad range of materials’ availability with 3D Systems’ SLA and SLS product lines, including the new, state-of-the-art Viper® Pro SLA and Sinterstation® Pro SLS systems.

“We are pleased to work with an innovative and experienced software company like Materialise, a true industry pioneer and partner that has been providing exceptional software products for our growing family of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing customers for many years,” said Abe Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems. “Teaming up with complementary solutions’ providers like Materialise demonstrates our strong commitment to expanding the range of our products and services and to delivering to our customers economical rapid manufacturing solutions that improve their bottom line and enhance their competitive position.”

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About Materialise

Materialise started out in 1990 as a Rapid Prototyping Service Bureau and has since grown to become one of the leaders in software development for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing processes. Materialise software equips customers to accomplish their most challenging tasks with ease. The software can be summed up this way: integrated solutions whose key element is design automation, and whose goal is to offer a competitive advantage by driving efficiency and cutting costs.

Materialise is a trusted partner worldwide for the leading companies of the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. The company has development, sales and training offices all over the world. Its software development team is the largest in the sector.

For more information visit the company’s website at www.materialise.com.

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About 3D Systems corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of rapid 3-D printing, prototyping and m anufacturing 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 Contact.

3D Systems Media Contact:
Katharina Hayes
+1 661-295-5600 ext. 2580
Email: Email Contact

Materialise Media Contact:
Nele Motmans
+32 16 39 66 51
Email: Email Contact

Materialise NV • Technologielaan 15, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Phone +32 16 39 66 11 • Fax +32 16 39 66 00 • Email Contact


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