ROCK HILL, South Carolina - May 7, 2012 – 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired FreshFiber BV, a leading 3D printed consumer goods brand, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3D Systems plans to integrate FreshFiber into its growing consumer business and leverage the FreshFiber brand and leadership position to expand its reach into individualized and personalized electronics accessories.
"This is an exciting development that will allow us to bring an expanded range of accessories and services to our customers," said Christian Dijkhof of FreshFiber.
FreshFiber is the leading 3D printed consumer electronics accessories brand sold on-line and in retail stores today. Over the past two years, FreshFiber grew its product offering and presence globally through high-end retail stores like Apple, FNAC and Gravis.
“FreshFiber delivers extraordinary personalization and style through a wide range of co-creation APPS and choices that empower consumers to customize their accessories, including its flagship iPhone® cases,” said Cathy Lewis, Vice President Global Marketing for 3D Systems. “We plan to enhance FreshFiber’s portfolio through our technology and manufacturing infrastructure as well as our growing Cubify.com platform.”
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides creative content development, design productivity tools and curation services and downloads. Its expertly integrated solutions replace, displace 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, communicate, prototype and produce functional parts, empowering its customers to create with confidence.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
To experience our entire range of 3D content-to-print products and services please visit www.printin3D.com, www.production3dprinters.com, www.3Dproparts.com, www.zcorp.com, www.toptobottomdental.com, www.quickparts.com, www.alibre.com, www.bitsfrombytes.com, www.botmill.com, www.cubify.com, www.myrobotnation.com, www.freshfiber.com, www.The3dStudio.com, www.freedomofcreation.com, www.sycode.com, www.paramountind.com, blog.3dsystems.com, or via email at [email protected].
FreshFiber is a European design label focused on bringing art and fashion to electronics devices like smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets we use on a daily basis.
The production method is totally new to the accessories industry: designs are carefully fused into a shape by a laser, one layer at a time. This “3D Printing” allows for complete freedom of form and affordable personalization. It enables anyone to fully express their ideas and personality.
For more information, go to www.freshfiber.com.