3D Systems Launches Two Direct Metal Laser Sintering Systems based on MCP Tooling Technologies

ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 4, 2008— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, today announced it has entered into a private label arrangement with MCP Tooling Technologies. Under the terms of this agreement, 3D Systems plans for the immediate availability of the Sinterstation(R) Pro DM100 and DM250 SLM Systems, direct metal manufacturing systems that build fully dense parts for end products, prototyping and tooling.

The DM100 and DM250 Systems build metal parts using Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology where a laser fuses metal powder into a solid, three-dimensional part in an additive, layer-by-layer process. Using CAD data, these direct metal manufacturing systems produce highly accurate, detailed parts with smooth surface quality within hours without significant additional tooling. Unlike other niche application direct metal systems, DM100 and DM250 Systems are well suited for a broad range of medical, dental, aerospace, automotive, electronics and military applications as well as for tooling and conformal cooling applications that require accurate, fully dense metal parts made from a wide selection of metals.

With a quick polish to a finished part, Sinterstation(R) Pro DM100 and DM250 SLM Systems directly build parts in aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, tool steels, cobalt chrome and inconel. In addition to the advantages of using such a wide-range of materials, the smaller build volume of the DM100 is well suited for digital dentistry applications while the larger build volume of the DM250 provides general-purpose flexibility and high throughput.

"We are excited that two global companies like 3D Systems and MCP Tooling Technologies are partnering to deliver these new, world-class direct metal manufacturing systems to the marketplace," said Simon Scott, MCP's Group Managing Director. "These systems reliably build highly complex metal parts with high resolution. With this alliance, we are expanding the reach of our manufacturing solutions and entering new markets."

"Partnering with a best-in-class Direct Metal equipment supplier like MCP Tooling Technologies to create a more comprehensive family of 3D Systems branded systems is another significant step in expanding our portfolio of Rapid Manufacturing solutions into functional end-use metal parts for the benefit of our OEM customers and Preferred Service Providers," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "The private-labeled MCP SLM Systems complement our existing SLS(R) Systems, enabling us to leverage our extensive global field sales, service and application engineering presence, and to fit directly into market segments that we are targeting for expansion. We expect this tuck-in activity to be accretive to our longer term target operating model."

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.

About MCP Tooling Technologies

MCP Tooling Technologies, based in Europe, has more than 50 years experience in designing and supplying process technologies, equipment and proprietary materials foremost to the medical, consumer product, aerospace and automotive industries.

More information on the company is available at www.mcp-group.de, or via e-mail at info@mcp-group.co.uk.


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