3D Systems Cube 3D Printer Wins KAPi Award

- Easiest, Most Reliable and Safest Home 3D Printer

- Best in Children's Technology

- Providing Kids with Tomorrow's Skills Today

ROCK HILL, S.C., Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced its popular home 3D printer, the Cube ® , won the coveted KAPi Kids at Play Award at CES 2013. Collaboratively organized and produced by Living in Digital Times and Children's Technology Review, the fourth annual KAPi Awards honor the best of the best in children's technology. The second generation of its award winning Cube 3D Printer was launched at CES and boasts faster printability, additional print modes and greater materials selection, including recyclable ABS plastic and compostable PLA and more colors like glow-in-the dark blue and green. The Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements making it the only consumer 3D printer that is safe for at-home use by adults and children alike.

This year's KAPi Award winners were selected from a pool of 712 apps, video games, toys and other commercial digital products designed for children, as well as individuals who have made their mark in the world of children's tech. Among the winners are breakthrough technologies that include a portal of power that allows toy giants to jump into a popular kids video game, technology that turns your TV two-way so kids can interact with their favorite Sesame Street characters, snap-together circuits for budding engineers and an at-home 3D printer, as well as the man credited for starting the maker movement.

"Getting the most respected thought leaders in kids' media to agree is no easy task, but this year it's clear to see that we've identified 10 winning technologies and technologists that have kids' best interests at heart," said Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times.

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