3DS Will Demonstrate its Innovative Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) Technology, Used Worldwide by Surgeons to Plan Reconstructive Surgeries In-Booth Live Demonstrations Will Showcase Personalized Surgical Planning Solutions that are Changing How Surgeons Prepare for Individual Surgeries

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 9, 20143D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will showcase its clinical capabilities in planning and instrumenting for personalized surgical procedures and patient-specific medical devices at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 96th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii from September 11 – 13, 2014. 3DS will display a full range of Medical Modeling solutions for personalized surgery, including VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) for orthognathic and reconstructive surgeries, along with ClearView® and OsteoView® anatomical models, used for pre-operative planning and intra-operative surgical guidance.

Located at Booth 1314, 3DS will demonstrate how VSP® technology is quickly becoming the standard of care for orthognathic and reconstructive maxillofacial surgeries. The company invites attendees to experience in-booth live demonstrations of its virtual surgical planning process, a service-based approach to personalized surgery that combines medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing into a state-of-the-art digital thread. VSP® utilizes medical image data to accurately plan surgeries in a computer environment and then transfers that virtual plan to the patient using 3D-printed, patient-specific instruments.

"Oral and maxillofacial surgeons across the country and around the world are embracing our VSP® technology to help plan and perform surgeries every day as part of a digital thread in personalized healthcare," stated Andy Christensen, Vice President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices, 3DS. "We've provided help on tens of thousands of patient cases through 3D printing-centric personalized surgery and patient-specific medical device solutions, and look forward to showcasing our innovative and pioneering solutions at the largest gathering of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S."

Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading healthcare solutions include integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices 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.
  • 3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.

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.