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ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 31, 2017 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it acquired Vertex-Global Holding B.V., a provider of dental materials worldwide under the Vertex and NextDent brands. Together, 3D Systems’ groundbreaking Figure 4 platform and NextDent’s advanced 3D printing materials provide a strategic foothold in the multi-billion dollar digital dentistry opportunity.

Vertex Dental and NextDent are leading global innovators and manufacturers of photopolymer, thermoplastic, polymer and monomer materials for traditional and 3D printing dental applications. NextDent has developed 12 dental 3D printing materials to date and has obtained regulatory approval for use of these materials in more than 70 countries worldwide. NextDent’s portfolio of 3D printing materials allow dental professionals to produce trays, models, drilling templates, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges with enhanced speed, precision and efficiency and lower cost compared to conventional procedures.

In collaboration with the European Space Agency,
3D Systems produced injectors, combustion chambers and expansion nozzles representative of a bi-propellant communication satellite engine through Direct Metal Printing (DMP) with its On Demand Parts Manufacturing Services team. These parts enable ESA to assess the potential to further improve the manufacture of current designs. In addition, ESA and 3D Systems specialists exploited DMP’s...

High-performance sports cars require special care and a skilled technician to ensure that all their critical components are reaching their maximum potential. To take full advantage of each system’s capabilities, most racing vehicles also incorporate a series of customized parts that stretch performance. English Racing, a group passionate about tuning and racing cars, wanted to use such custom parts to push the boundaries of what’s possible...