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ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today issued a statement on the company’s ongoing partnership with Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN). The statement is in response to significant shareholder inquiries related to Align’s recent announcement that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Cubicure Gmbh.
3D Systems’ 25-year partnership with Align where 3D Systems provides hardware, materials, processing, and services for Align in connection with its highly efficient indirect production of aligners remains strong. Align operates hundreds of 3D Systems’ printers producing over one million parts daily and continues to rely on 3D Systems to support its operations. 3D Systems’ forecasts remain intact and already account for Align’s existing partnership with Cubicure.
“3D Systems continues to be a critical partner for Align,” said Emory Wright, Align Technology executive vice president, Global Operations. “We have worked with them over the past 25 years to transform a prototyping technology to a mass production system. Over those years we have been able to make significant advancements in the accuracy and productivity of the technology and we will continue to work with them to further advance our indirect printing of aligners into the future.”
Cubicure’s R&D efforts on direct 3D printing of aligners have had no impact on 3D Systems. 3D Systems continues to move forward with advanced R&D to further its capabilities for direct printing aligners as that approach is further evaluated as a complement to well-established and highly efficient indirect production.
About 3D Systems
More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods. More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
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