ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Paramount team was selected by Pennsylvania as one of the state's Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania, RAMP, awardees. 3D Systems has committed resources and know-how to the development of novel Nano composites to be used with its proprietary Selective Laser Sintering 3D printing technology to meet Pennsylvania's custom manufacturing vision and requirements. 3D Systems' Paramount team offers world-class AS9100C and ISO9001:2008 certified rapid product development and manufacturing. Paramount, in collaboration with Lehigh University, was chosen on competitive merit by RAMP after demonstrating technology and manufacturing readiness. "This award represents our unwavering commitment to the research, development and commercialization of rapid manufacturing solutions," said Jim Williams, Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing, 3D Systems. "The success of this project will benefit Pennsylvania directly, as well as our nation, as the interest in 3D printing and advanced digital manufacturing continues to grow." Learn about 3D Systems additive manufacturing solutions at 3DSystems.com. 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 To experience our entire range of 3D content-to-print products and services please visit www.printin3d.com , www.production3dprinters.com , www.3dproparts.com , www.zcorp.com , www.toptobottomdental.com , www.quickparts.com , www.alibre.com , www.bitsfrombytes.com , www.bespokeinnovations.com , www.rapidform.com , www.cubify.com , www.myrobotnation.com , www.freshfiber.com , www.The3dStudio.com , www.freedomofcreation.com , www.sycode.com , www.paramountind.com , blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at moreinfo@3Dsystems.com. The 3D Systems Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4537 About RAMP The Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania program (RAMP) is funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development's Discovered in PA – Developed in PA (D2PA) program. The D2PA program, created by the Corbett administration, is designed to build capacity to better support Pennsylvania's businesses and to spur creativity and innovation in the allocation of economic development services.