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ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Singularity University (SU) to provide 3D content-to-print solutions and education. Under this agreement, the company plans to deliver and install key elements of its extensive 3D content-to-print portfolio, including its personal and professional 3D printers.Singularity University uniquely focuses on the impact and opportunities presented by exponentially advancing technologies, and serves as an incubator and investor in startups aligned with SU's Mission. The agreement with 3D Systems supports a new initiative to strengthen its track on additive manufacturing by exploring the possibilities of 3D printing in the context of innovation, sustainability and re-localizing manufacturing. "We are excited to be part of Singularity's visionary initiative to democratize access to 3D content-to-print solutions that will enable greater entrepreneurialism and inventiveness," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "SU has shown a great deal of foresight and leadership in selecting additive manufacturing as a formal executive program, ensuring that the potential of 3D ideation-to-production is fully understood by a global audience of emerging leaders and technologists, and that its compelling and impactful power is harnessed into tomorrow's business models today." Accepting the gift on behalf of Singularity University, Dan Barry, Chair of SU's Space and Physical Sciences area of study and Co-Chair of SU's Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track, said: "Through this new partnership, 3D Systems is significantly enhancing the capability of our students to turn their ideas into reality - to be creative not just through slides, but in 3 dimensions, and express that creativity by producing real physical objects."