3D systems are an American based additive manufacturing design-to-manufacturing solutions company. Their products include not only 3D printers and 3D printer materials but they have also developed a range of 3D printer modelling software, 3D scanners for creating 3D models and are developing 3D model design tools like the Touch Haptic Mouse. Additionally they have also a cloud based on-demand custom 3D printing service for professionals and consumers at its front of house facing Cubify portal.
3D Systems was founded by Chuck Hull who invented Stereolithography, or SLA and so has a long history in the development and invention of 3D manufacturing processes. It has a strong belief in the unprecedented impact that 3D printing will have on changing the nature of the manufacturing supply chain, empowering individuals and reducing waste. With an eye to sustainability in it has set up its own recycling scheme for cartridges and materials. Information about there recycling scheme can be found by looking on one of their 3D printer filament cartridge pages.
We stock a comprehensive range of 3D systems products. We stock the CubePro, Cube 3 and Cube 2 3D printers and their associated cartridges. These printers are designed for the professional, amateur and hobbyist. Their small footprint makes them ideal for the office or the classroom. To help with creating those designs we sell 3D systems range of scanners, the hand held Sense and the iSense which turns your iPad into a 3D scanner. You can also create and manipulate existing designs with the use of their range of 3D modelling software. This is made easier with the use of their profesional grade Haptic mouse the Touch 3D stylus.
So altogether our range of 3D systems products offers the complete solution for all your additive manufacturing design and creation needs so that you will have no excuse not to build.
- 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