Photo Release -- 3D Systems Upgrades Its Popular Sense(TM) Consumer 3D Scanner With New Features and Software for Mac Users

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  • Printable physical photography for all; discover #AreYouScanagenic
  • Easy to use, full color, portable, ready to print, share and enjoy
  • Professional performance at the affordable consumer price of $399
  • Scan large and small objects, people and scenes, easy edit features
  • New tools and Mac software with V1.1; Watch the Sense video

ROCK HILL, S.C., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of the Sense™ 3D scanner for Mac and feature upgrades available with Sense software V1.1. The Sense is the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing; it's the only 3D scanner to deliver precise instant physical photography, so everyone can capture his or her scanable moments. The Sense is priced at $399 and available on 3DS' consumer destination site,, as well as at select retailers around the world. Current Sense users can download software V1.1 today on

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Sense has flexible scan size and can capture everything from a picture-perfect cupcake to a full-body selfie, processing data in seconds for an instantly 3D printable file. New features for V1.1 include improved scan tracking and stability, and upgraded auto-enhance that correct brightness and color with just one click. Sense comes with an intuitive user interface with easy and automated zoom, track, focus, crop, and share tools. Sense printables can be sent to Cube® and CubeX™ 3D printers, or directly uploaded to for cloud printing in a range of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.

"The Sense was an instant hit, becoming one of our most popular consumer products overnight and the easiest way for mainstream users to experience the world of 3D," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. "The Sense's intuitive nature, portability, range, unmatched quality and powerful user interface and user experience has spurred a new social movement around 3D sharable and printable physical photography."

Product Features:

For your life on the go: hand-held mobility gives you the freedom to scan spontaneously, everywhere you go. The Sense is mobile-scanning compatible with the Microsoft Surface™ Pro 2 tablet.

Scan small, scan large, scan it all: scan small and large objects, people and scenes. The Sense has the most diverse scan range in its class with auto-optimized settings for small and large objects like a book or a motorcycle, heads to full bodies and scenes as larges as 10 feet tall and wide.

Zero-in on what matters: automatic object recognition extracts precise targets from the busiest of backgrounds, scanning only the object you want.

Edit confidently: Sense software is intuitive, fast, accurate and easy to use. Scans process in seconds and can be cropped, auto-enhanced for brightness and color correction and solidified for printables in just minutes. No design experience is necessary.

Mash-up your world: merge scans in Cubify Sculpt™, the ultimate consumer software for editing STLs, mash-ups and organic modeling. Full integration between Sense and Cubify Sculpt gives the creative freedom to import scans and combine them with other favorite designs.

Physical to digital and back again: Sense is fully integrated with and the Cube 3D printer. Scans can be uploaded directly for cloud printing with a variety of materials on, or sent directly to the Cube and CubeX 3D printer.

Sense is powered by 3DS' proprietary Geomagic® software, making the Sense unmatched in quality, scan speed and easy editing capabilities for consumers. Sense is the only consumer scanner in its class that delivers professional performance at an affordable consumer price and guarantees an awesome user experience.

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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.

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