Leading 3D printing design-to-manufacturing solutions provider,
3D Systems Corp.
) has proved its versatility yet again with the delivery of its 3D
application to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Implementing its 3D technology, 3D Systems has created a
prehistoric whale fossil which is the first-of-its-kind 3D heritage
3D Systems has formed a strategic alliance with Smithsonian -
the world's largest museum and research complex comprising 19
museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park along with nine
research facilities. As per the scope of the contract, 3D Systems
has created a website called Smithsonian X 3D apart from providing
its 3D technology for 3D scan processing and printing. Smithsonian
X 3D allows visitors to follow the 3D printing revolution and
experience the new opportunities it offers in manufacturing,
research and education. It also provides guests the opportunity to
interact and download free material from various collections.
The alliance with Smithsonian is a major milestone for 3D
Systems as the reinstatement of the ancient whale fossil highlights
the potential of 3D printing with respect to preservation of the
present and future collections. The technology also makes such
heritage collections available for display to a global audience,
further demonstrating the competence of 3D printing in a convincing
Importantly, 3D Systems has been pursuing strategic acquisitions
and forming partnerships to diversify its offerings and expand its
operating markets. In the last six months, 3D Systems has
The Hershey Co
) in its approach to introduce 3D printing capabilities to various
industries. Last month, the company announced an alliance with
. (SCSC) to support the latter's new technology team which is
primarily focused on the sale and support of 3D printing
3D Systems currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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