3D Systems Announces Extra Clear Material for Stereolithography

Rock Hill, South Carolina, October 9, 2008 – 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today the introduction of Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic, another integrated new Stereolithography material with excellent transparency, outstanding durability and enhanced yields and manufacturability.

Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic is designed to produce virtually colorless parts for a wide-range of applications, including automotive headlamp lenses, hydraulic and pneumatic functional models, and form, fit and function parts and prototypes. It also enables designers and engineers to visualize internal structures and simulate lenses and other optical components. This new plastic offers outstanding flexibility and durability with a modulus range that bridges two of the most widely used thermoplastics – ABS and polypropylene. This extends the range of applications for users to produce parts to test snap-fit assemblies and to pursue a range of other applications.

Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic’s low viscosity provides easier drainage and clean up that in turn results in less waste and lower operating costs. The reduced viscosity improves recoating, which when combined with 3D Systems’ extensively developed and optimized build styles, results in higher production yield rates and enhanced manufacturability.

3D Systems developed Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic in close consultation with automotive and consumer goods manufacturers as well as its Preferred Part Service Providers (PSPs). The input provided by these lead users was instrumental in developing a final product that is tailored to meet their stringent needs.

"Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic – our latest breakthrough material – further emphasizes the importance of engineered materials to our business," said Steve Hanna, 3D Systems’ director of Stereolithography Materials. "Breakthrough materials such as this expand our offerings to our customers and broaden the range of applications that can adopt Additive Fabrication technologies. We are pleased to add this new product to our extensive portfolio of Accura® Materials."

Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic is expected to be commercially available by the end of the year. Prior to general availability, prototypes made from Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic can be purchased through the 3D Systems’ Pro Parts Marketplace at http://quote.3dsystems.com.

See Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic at the 3D Systems World Conference

3D Systems plans to talk more about new Accura® ClearVue™ Plastic at its World Conference from October 20-23, 2008, in Charlotte, NC/Rock Hill, SC. More information is available at www.3dworldconference.com.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Direct 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 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 Email Contact .

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