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Photo Release -- 3D Systems Bespoke Technology Receives International Design Excellence Awards Recognition

  • 3D printed hybrid Ekso Bionics robotic exoskeleton design awarded Bronze in the Social Impact Category
  • Bespoke Braces given honorable mention in Professional Equipment category

ROCK HILL, S.C., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that two of its Bespoke design applications have been awarded by the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the IDSA and Core77. Both the 3D printed personal Ekso robotic exoskeleton and Bespoke Braces for hand and wrist were recognized, with the Ekso being awarded Bronze in the Social Impact category.
IDEA awards

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Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, these Design Awards celebrate the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. By recognizing the design inspiration of 3DS' personalized medical device teams, the awards highlight the rapid progress being made in personalized healthcare for a variety of medical industries by 3DS.

"3D printing and scanning are allowing massive steps forward in the field of custom-designed braces that reflect and support a patient's unique form," said Andy Christensen, Vice President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices, 3DS. "The work and research being done by our teams represent the cutting edge in patient-specific treatments and it is satisfying to see that work being recognized for the design excellence that results."

Tad Toulis, IDSA, 2014 IDEA Jury Chair, said, "This year's IDEA jury had a fairly audacious task: judging more than 2,000 entries. We saw a lot of design work that any designer would have been inspired by. Your work demonstrated the kind of creativity and passion the jury believed represents the best our profession can aspire to. Congratulations on your win!"

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