2012 POPULAR MECHANICS Breakthrough Award Given to 3D Systems (DDD)

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been named one of the winners of the much anticipated 2012 POPULAR MECHANICS Breakthrough Award for its consumer 3D printer, the Cube. The Cube is a revolutionary new printer designed to meet the 3D printing needs of consumers, businesses and all organizations, small or large. The Breakthrough Awards, given by POPULAR MECHANICS, are well known for the fact that they recognize the innovators and specific innovations that further the fields of science, technology, space exploration, automotive design, medicine, environmental engineering and others. The award is eight-years-old and has become one of the most anticipated and reputed awards in the market.

Where to Find this Information

The award winners have already been felicitated at a private invite-only conference held in New York on October 4, 2012. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) was another mid-cap company to receive the award this year. Goodyear was awarded based on its innovative use of the AMT (Air Maintenance Technology) project. The November issue of POPULAR MECHANICS will contain further information about these innovations and other innovators. Readers can pick up their copies on newsstands beginning October 16, 2012.

The Cube Printer

The extremely portable and highly functional Cube printer is light, compact and has a built-in tablet-like panel for ease of use. The printer weighs less than nine pounds and can churn out color 3D images. It comes equipped with an “EZ Load” cartridge that promises hours of color printing. Consumers will have access to more than 50 printable designs for free, and will also receive a membership to Cubify.com. Cubify.com is recognized as one of the best online 3D destinations for artists, consumers as well as developers.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems, as the name suggests, is a leading innovator and provider of 3D printing solutions that include a whole gamut of products like 3D printers, custom parts and services, as well as print material like standardized paper and cartridges. The company is an industry leader when it comes to creative content development, curation services and more.

Market Movement

3D Systems is a mid-cap company that is registered on the NYSE. The market capitalization of the company is calculated at just over $1.9 billion. As of October 10, 2012, 3D Systems opened the trading day at $33.98 per share. In this session, the share prices have climbed up a few notches to reach $34.65 per share, which is $0.67 more per share. The percentage value increase is recorded at just under 2%. The share volume for the day has been recorded at about 579,900.

3D Systems has been named as one of the mid-cap companies to watch, along with Goodyear and other mid-cap companies like Brink’s (NYSE: BCO), which is an industry-leading provider of security solutions and secure logistics, catering mainly to banks, financial firms, government agencies, mints and jewelers.

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