ROCK HILL, S.C., July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that the company ranked number 13 in Forbes' list of the most innovative companies with a market capitalization under $10 billion. This distinguished ranking singles out the top 100 companies that demonstrated continued growth through innovation. The Forbes list is generated annually by measuring an "innovation premium" using a proprietary formula in collaboration between Forbes and Credit Suisse. "Ranking 13 on this distinguished Forbes' list of the most innovative companies underscores our commitment to accelerated innovations that advance 3DPRINTING 2.0 targets," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. "We are committed to making 3D printing affordable, fast and capable of meeting the most demanding performance requirements for a wide range of industrial manufacturing cases, personalized healthcare applications as well as desktop design and consumer needs." 3DS is the leading provider of the most comprehensive and affordable 3D printing based products and services that are empowering individuals and transforming industries through constant innovation. 3DS is committed to expanding the realm of advanced manufacturing capabilities that enable practical and scalable digital craftsmanship. Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com . About 3D Systems 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services 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 functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future . Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.