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July 19, 2011

3D Systems acquires Alibre

Adds design software to 3D print solutions

ROCK HILL, S.C. – 3D Systems, a provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, announced today that it acquired Alibre, Inc., a maker of affordable 3D design productivity solutions. Alibre brings a suite of full parametric CAD solutions that are designed to be easy to own and simple to use for makers and designers alike. Based in Richardson, Texas, Alibre serves tens of thousands of businesses and individuals in over 50 countries, according to a press release.

“We are very proud and excited to join 3D Systems, a global leader with like-minded strategic direction,” said J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Alibre, in a prepared statement. “The power of 3D Systems technology, resources and global reach combined with our sustainable and scalable business model and affordable design productivity solutions is certain to make better design happen.”

“With Alibre in our portfolio we are personalizing and integrating design and manufacturing productivity,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, in the release. “The combined affordability and user friendliness of our expanded 3D content-to-print solutions offer a clear and compelling choice for engineers, designers and makers to create and make instantly, at work and home.” 3D Systems plans to expand the breadth and reach of the Alibre design productivity tools and to leverage its combined global channels to deliver complete 3D design-to-manufacturing products, tools and services.

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