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3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its affordable BfB 3000 3D printer successfully completed two zero-gravity test flights in partnership with MADE IN SPACE, a start-up dedicated to providing solutions for manufacturing in outer space.

3D Systems Ventures Into Space: 3D Printing Now Possible in Zero-Gravity Conditions

Rock Hill, SC | Posted on August 2nd, 2011

MADE IN SPACE believes that the advantages of 3D printing make it the perfect system for use in outer space. "3D printing and in-space manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialization, and mission design today," said Aaron Kemmer, CEO and Co-Founder of MADE IN SPACE. "The possibilities range from building on-demand parts for human missions to building large space habitats that are optimized for space."

"We are pleased that our Bits From Bytes 3D Printer performed well in zero gravity conditions," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President of Marketing for 3D Systems.

Made in Space plans additional zero-gravity and suborbital testing over the next twelve months.

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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, www.printin3D.com, www.toptobottomdental.com, www.3Dproparts.com, www.alibre.com, www.bitsfrombytes.com, www.The3dStudio.com, www.quickparts.com, www.freedomofcreation.com, blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at

About MADE IN SPACE

MADE IN SPACE is developing the technology needed for in-space manufacturing. The company is innovating additive manufacturing (3D printing) to work in zero gravity and space environments in order to build the framework for humanity's future in spacea future where space stations, spacecraft, and even satellites are built in space for space. MADE IN SPACE was conceived from looking at exponential technologies at Singularity University and how they impact the future. For more information and on-going updates from their experiment, visit madeinspace.us.

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