ROCK HILL, S.C., Jan 07, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- -- Discover #HowScanagenicAreYou with iPad-compatible consumer 3D scanner
-- 3DS physical photography device that's easy to use and easy on the wallet
3D Systems DDD -0.02% previewed today its iSense(TM) 3D scanner, a new 3DS consumer scanner for iPad with seamless 3D printing optimization. The iSense is ideal for physical photography, empowering users to easily capture moments in every dimension. Created for 3DS by Occipital and powered by Structure Sensor technology, iSense can be used on anything and you don't have to stand still or place an object into a box as required with other 3D scanners. Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a photorealistic copy of the real thing. iSense is powered by the same software as 3DS' popular Sense scanner. The iSense will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall.
A photo accompanying this release is available athttp://www.globenewswire.com/n...oom/prs/?pkgid=22944
"We are excited to bring a sleek new physical-photography device to iPad lovers the world over," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President, General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. "iSense has the most diversity in its class for scan size and can capture everything from a delicious cupcake to a full body selfie, processing in seconds to a 3D printable, and comes with powerful, intuitive software that lets the user crop and enhance with easy and automated tools."
As the newest addition to 3DS' consumer offering, the iSense fully integrates with the Cube family of consumer and prosumer 3D printers and also offers direct upload options to Cubify.com for cloud printing in a range of materials including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.
iSense will be fully-compatible with apps designed for Occipital's Structure Sensor. iSense is priced at $499 and will be available during the second quarter of 2014 on Cubify.com and in hundreds of retail stores worldwide.
3DS invites press to attend a special event hosted by global entertainer and entrepreneur, will.i.am and 3DS CEO, Avi Reichental, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall 3, booth 31424 on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM PST. Only credentialed press can attend with an RSVP to email@example.com
Those who are not attending CES 2014 can join 3DS' President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3DS' extensive showing at CES 2014 by visiting 3dsystems.com/ces and clicking on the link to view the broadcast starting at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. For more details on 3DS' 3DPRINTING 2.0 consumer showcase at CES 2014, and to see a video of the new iSense scanner, please visit 3dsystems.com/ces.
About 3D Systems Corporation
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. 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 real parts, 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