ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that for the second year in a row, the company has made Fortune Magazine's 2013 list of the fastest-growing companies, ranking number 2 in tech and number 5 overall out of 100 global companies listed. Fortune points out that even in stagnant times certain companies thrive, and the annual list of high achievers shines the spotlight on the most vibrant parts of our global economy. Fortune highlights that, "Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is being increasingly used to create cost-effective models and real parts for machines and end-use products. 3D Systems designs and sells printers and associated materials and services for both home and commercial use. In mid-2012 it doubled its R&D expenditures and improved marketing to expand its products and boost sales. Those efforts seem to be paying off." "We are honored to have made this prestigious list for the second year in a row, moving up from 12 th to 5 th place along with some of the largest and most celebrated companies in the world. It has been a true team effort by our global teammates, partners and supporters to deliver the results that earned this esteemed recognition," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. Read more about 3D Systems on Fortune Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fastest-growing/index.html About 3D Systems 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 manufacture the future.