3D Systems Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against EnvisionTEC in Germany

ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 18, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that, at the request of its German subsidiary, the District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany issued on December 10, 2007, an ex parte preliminary injunction against EnvisionTEC GmbH, Germany, relating to statements regarding 3D Systems' V-Flash(TM) Desktop Modeler that were contained in a press release issued by EnvisionTEC GmbH, dated November 28, 2007, and distributed on the Internet. 3D Systems previously responded to these statements in its press release dated December 4, 2007.

The preliminary injunction prohibits EnvisionTEC from the further publication of those statements in Germany and stated that EnvisionTEC GmbH may be subject to a fine of up to EUR 250,000 or that its legal representatives are subject to arrest and imprisonment for up to six months for each violation of the court's prohibition order. The preliminary injunction has recently been served on and executed against EnvisionTEC GmbH but is subject to appeal by EnvisionTEC GmbH.

"As I have said before, we are keenly aware of the importance of intellectual property, and we make every effort not only to protect our own intellectual property but also to respect the intellectual property rights of others," said Abe Reichental, president and chief executive officer of 3D Systems. "Also, with respect to EnvisionTEC's recent press release, we believe that EnvisionTEC did not have sufficient technical information or a factual basis for the statements it made in that release, and we are pleased that the District Court of Dusseldorf agreed with our position."

"As we have also previously said, we have evaluated EnvisionTEC's published German patents, and we believe that our V-Flash(TM) Desktop Modeler does not and will not infringe any of EnvisionTEC's published German patents," continued Reichental. "Furthermore, our distributors and customers may rest assured that 3D Systems stands 100 percent behind its products, and we intend to proceed with the commercialization of our V-Flash(TM) Desktop Modeler and the V-Flash(TM) HA Manufacturing System."

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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 e-mail at moreinfo@3dsystems.com.


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