All of this acquisition is part of the plan for 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a four-pronged approach to serve the 3D printing market. One part of this approach involves “Demoticrization,” which for 3D Systems means opening up the potential of access to the broadest possible audience. Abe Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems wants to enable access to affordable tools to anyone with interest in creating. He also wants to have a destination for users to commiserate, communicate, and collaborate with others, to use files and extract print when they want to print, as well as a place to share and discuss the use of these tools.
This is one reason why 3D Systems has acquired The3dStudio.com, a leading provider of 3D and 2D digital media libraries, offering over 1.7 million resources and expert support through a vibrant online marketplace exchange for consumers and professionals alike.
The3dStudio.com has over 600,000 members that are served by a growing community of nearly 5,000 developers and authors who sell their content online. The3dStudio.com offers free and fee-based ready to download and use content, including 3D models, tutorials, plug-ins, software tools, stock photos and images.
“We are very excited to add a leading online marketplace exchange the caliber of The3dStudio.com as a building block in our emerging 3D content-to-print consumer and professional growth initiatives,” said Reichental. “We are pleased to welcome Matt Anderson, founder and pioneer, with his dedicated team to the 3D Systems’ family and are committed to expand and extend The3dStudio.com experience and capabilities for the benefit of our users and developers alike.”
“It’s an honor to become part of 3D Systems,” said Matt Anderson, founder and President of The3dStudio.com. “Our mission is to make it easy for our customers and authors to buy and sell content. We believe that as part of 3D Systems we can deliver even greater benefits to our constituents.”
3D Systems plans to operate and expand The3dStudio.com from its current Mesa, Arizona location under the leadership of Matt Anderson.
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