ROCK HILL, S.C., March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it received the coveted Financial Times and ArcelorMittal 'Boldness in Business' Award recognizing companies, entrepreneurs and individuals who, through bold decisions, drive change, inspire innovation and deliver outstanding economic performance.
3D Systems invented the first 3D printing technology almost 30 years ago, changing the way people develop and manufacture their products. Through continuous innovation, 3D Systems' content-to-print solutions transformed entire industries. According to the award sponsors, winning companies stand out by making the boldest decisions to change their business model, delivering sustainable and scalable economic and social impact.
"On behalf of our entire team, I am deeply honored and proud to receive this distinguished award," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "Boldness in Business is synonymous with our unwavering commitment to democratize access to powerful and affordable design to manufacturing tools for the benefit of all humankind."About 3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence. More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com . The 3D Systems Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4537 About the Financial Times The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide. FT.com has more than 5 million registered users and over 312,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper has a global print circulation of 286,401. About ArcelorMittal ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global carbon steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology. ArcelorMittal is a member of the FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. In 2011, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $94.0 billion and crude steel production of 91.9 million tons, representing approximately 6 percent of world steel output.