3D Systems and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Join Forces to Accelerate 3D Printing Adoption

3D Systems and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Join Forces to
Accelerate 3D Printing Adoption

Significant Channel Expansion Through Nationwide Network of Experienced
Dealers and Authorized Resellers

ROCK HILL, S.C., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)
announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Konica
Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta)to distribute its
complete 3D printing product portfolio through Konica Minolta's nationwide
network of dealers and authorized resellers, as well as its direct sales
channel. This relationship marks Konica Minolta as the first original
equipment manufacturer to sell, support and service 3D printing products
through the traditional printer and office equipment channel in the United
States.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is a leader in enterprise content
management, technology optimization and cloud services with solutions that
help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and
facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity.

With this alliance, Konica Minolta will enter the rapidly emerging 3D printing
market to provide its customers access to additive manufacturing solutions,
complementing and expanding its product and services portfolio distributed
through its network of dealers in the U.S., as well as its direct
distribution. Konica Minolta plans to focus on high-growth industries such as
manufacturing/industrial, healthcare and education applications.

"Our goal is to arm our nationwide, exceptional sales organization with the
cutting-edge products and services they need to grow their businesses and gain
a competitive edge," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica
Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "By teaming up with 3DS, the
recognized industry leader, and offering the most comprehensive suite of 3D
printers materials and services, we're able to do just that."

Some of the first products that Konica Minolta will resell from 3D Systems
include:

  *ProJet^® 3500 Series Professional 3D Printer - Ideal for engineering,
    manufacturing and mechanical environments, the ProJet 3500 Series prints
    high-quality, durable plastic parts with accurate and
    high-resolution.This printer series is ideal for rapid manufacturing,
    functional testing, design communication, rapid tooling and more.
    
  *ProJet® 660 Professional 3D Printer - The ProJet 660 targets consumer
    products, healthcare, education and other vertical market customers that
    are interested in printing full-color, photo-realistic models for product
    design, prototypes, assemblies and color concept models.

"We are thrilled to be able to work with an established and experienced
partner like Konica Minolta U.S.A and access their nationwide network to
accelerate 3D printing adoption," said Michele Marchesan, Chief Opportunity
Officer, 3DS. "Our ability to attract world class organizations like Konica
Minolta sets us apart from competitors and provides a unique opportunity to
serve a wider range of customers, maintain closer relationships with them and
gain insights into how to better meet their needs."

Learn more about 3D Systems 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.

Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for
production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific
medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

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

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in enterprise
content management, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions
help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and
facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Recognized as
a #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years,
awarded "MFP (multifunction peripheral) Line of the Year" by Buyers Laboratory
LLC, and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the company
focuses on end-to-end business solutions to help your business grow. Clients
trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals
and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. For more
information, visit www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow @KonicaMinoltaUS on
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Stacey Witten
         Email: Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com
        
         Media Contact: Alyssa Reichental
         Email: Press@3dsystems.com

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