Edison Awards honor and recognize innovations that create a positive impact in the world 3DS earns top Gold award for its innovative, end-to-end digital 3DS Healthcare solutions

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 4, 2015 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has received a Gold 2015 Edison Award in the Science/Medical/Dental category for its innovative 3DS Healthcare solutions. The Edison Awards honor is one the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success, and recognizes excellence in new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design and innovation.

3DS was recognized for its end-to-end digital healthcare solutions, including 3D surgical simulation and training, virtual surgical planning, dental 3D printers, and delivery of 3D printed procedures, implants and patient-specific devices. From the training room to the operating room, 3DS allows medical professionals to utilize a complete digital thread—a seamless ecosystem connecting specific patient imaging data to virtual simulation, virtual planning and surgical guides, and personalized 3D printed models.

Named after famed American inventor Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards recognize companies and products that best contribute to the cause and purpose of innovation in the world. Nominees are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

"The Edison Award is one of the highest accolades we could receive, as it underscores our drive and commitment to investing in R&D and improving healthcare products and services with innovative 3D technology," said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, 3DS. "3D technology and 3D printing allows an unprecedented level of personalization that's a game changer for the healthcare sphere. Specifically, being able to visualize specific patient anatomy prior to surgery, practice on patient-specific virtual models, and utilize customized surgical guides are all designed to help achieve better patient outcomes."

3D Systems leading healthcare portfolio includes:

  • The versatile ProJet® 3510 DPPro dental 3D printer for dental labs to create highly accurate stone models, castable wax-ups and drill guides, and change materials as new needs arise;
  • The micro-SLA ProJet 1200 delivers unmatched part accuracy and surface smoothness for the production of highly accurate, casting-friendly wax-ups for a range of small dental prosthetics;
  • 3D printed clinical models for surgical planning using medical image data, ranging from bone models for reconstruction to models of organs;
  • Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP® System), a market-cleared, service-based approach to personalized surgery, combining 3DS' expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing; and
  • Simbionix virtual reality simulators and 3D printed anatomical phantoms for realistic and personalized medical and surgical training.

Click here to see a full list of Edison Awards winners, including 3D Systems.

Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.

혁신과 기술을 통한 리더십 구축

  • 3DS는 1989년에 세계 최초로 광조형(SLA) 프린터를 사용하는 3D 프린팅을 발명하고 상용화했습니다.
  • 3DS는 1992년에 세계 최초로 선택 레이저 소결(SLS) 프린팅을 발명하고 상용화했습니다.
  • 3DS는 1994년에 세계 최초로 3D 프린터 CJP(컬러젯 프린팅) 클래스를 발명하고 3D 파우더 기반 시스템을 상용화했습니다.
  • 3DS는 1996년에 세계 최초로 MJP(멀티젯 프린팅) 프린터를 발명하고 상용화했습니다.
  • 3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSS) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.

오늘날 포괄적인 범위를 지원하는 3D 프린터는 항공우주, 자동차, 환자 맞춤 의료 기기 및 다양한 소비재, 전자 및 패션 액세서리 분야에서 생산 등급 제조를 위한 기준으로 자리잡았습니다.

회사에 대한 자세한 정보는 www.3dsystems.com을 참조하세요.

오늘날 포괄적인 범위를 지원하는 3D 프린터는 항공우주, 자동차, 환자 맞춤 의료 기기 및 다양한 소비재, 전자 및 패션 액세서리 분야에서 생산 등급 제조를 위한 기준으로 자리잡았습니다.

회사에 대한 자세한 정보는 www.3dsystems.com을 참조하세요.