Douglas Stewart EDU to sell 3DS' consumer portfolio of products and curriculum tools to educational institutions through its UK and European reseller base
ROCK HILL, S.C., July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a distribution agreement with Douglas Stewart EDU, a leading distributor of technology in the global education market. With 65 years of global experience, Douglas Stewart EDU has established a reputation based on superior customer service, long-term relationships and unique channel programs for an education marketplace that extends over 37 countries in Europe and the UK.
Douglas Stewart EDU will immediately offer 3DS' popular line of Cube® and CubePro® 3D printers, SenseTM 3D scanners, TouchTM haptic stylus and education-friendly CAD software, along with integrated curriculum to its resellers in Europe and the UK. The combination of products and programs enables Douglas Stewart EDU to provide a comprehensive educational solution for educators new to 3D technology as well as advanced 3D printing programs from the schools to university level.
"3D Systems is a leader in 3D digital design and fabrication and we are very excited to offer their full range of educational products and programs to educational institutions across Europe," said Lori Mercier, Managing Director, Douglas Stewart EDU. "3D printing technology offers new and exciting educational opportunities for teachers and their students and we are uniquely positioned and qualified to help reach the education markets through our broad range of EDU specialist resellers."
3DS' expanding footprint in education builds on its MAKE.DIGITAL initiative to make 3D design and printing easy, accessible and impactful for K-12 educators, and to empower students with tomorrow's skills today. Douglas Stewart EDU is the newest education partner in an initiative that includes premier curriculum providers, trainings and extra-curricular programs and leagues.
"We are thrilled to work with an education provider with the passion, expertise and international footprint of Douglas Stewart EDU," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Chief Product Officer, 3DS. "With over 65 years of success in promoting technology in the education market, Douglas Stewart EDU is helping to prepare students for tomorrow's careers in science, healthcare, innovation and beyond by expanding access to our 3D technology."
Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com and discover how the company is bringing digital literacy to the next generation at www.3dsystems.com/education.
About Douglas Stewart EDU
Douglas Stewart EDU Ltd (www.dstewart.eu) is a specialist distributor of technology into the education markets. As part of The Douglas Stewart Company based in the US with offices in Canada and the UK they have more than 65 years' worth of experience in sales, marketing and distribution of products to education resellers as well as their end-users. Based in Hampshire, UK with distribution facilities in the UK and mainland Europe, Douglas Stewart EDU sells through education focused resellers in over 37 countries throughout Europe.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
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 ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
•3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
•3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSSTM) and virtual surgical planning (VSP®), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.
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.
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