3D Systems Brings 3D Printing to AIA 2012

- Create More Faster in High Definition - Communicate Your Designs in Full Color

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 16, 2012 -- 3D Systems Corporation

(NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will showcase its latest 3D
content-to-print solutions at the American Institute of Architects'
2012 National Convention and Design Exposition at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC May 17-19th in booth number
2160.

Architects continue to stretch the limits on fine feature detail, speed and
sizes to accommodate larger and more complex scale models. With our recently
launched ZPrinter(R) 850, boasting the largest build platform in its class,
architects can print larger scale, fine detailed models faster. Users can
also stack up several small scale massing models in a single build,
conducting quick design studies and concept iterations with their teammates,
clients or regulatory boards.

"We are pleased to share our complete design to manufacturing capabilities
with the attendees of AIA 2012," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President of Global
Marketing for 3D Systems. "Working closely with customers we have already
transformed the way architects design and communicate. With our expanded
range of on-site and cloud printing services we look forward to empowering
more architects to create and make faster."

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 creative
content development, design productivity tools and curation services and
downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional
parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.

About AIA 2012

In May, thousands of architects and design professionals will convene in
Washington, D.C., for the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design
Exposition, the industry's most comprehensive national event. This annual
convention and design exposition is attended by principals, partners, and
other top level leaders in the architecture community.

For more information visit
http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx.

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