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3D Systems Receives $10.8 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Large-Format Metal 3D Printing System

ROCK HILL, SC, USA, Oct 2, 2023 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), a leading U.S.-based additive manufacturing solutions partner, announced it has been awarded a $10.8 million U.S. Air Force contract for a Large-format Metal 3D Printer Advanced Technology Demonstrator. The contract supports the development of large-scale hypersonic-relevant additive manufacturing print capabilities. Work will be performed in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and in San Diego, California with an expected completion date of September 29, 2025.

This contract builds upon 3D Systems’ history of working in support of the U.S. Department of Defense/Government since 2019 for the advancement of additive manufacturing.

“We’re pleased to have been awarded this contract and are confident that it will extend the state of the art in metal additive manufacturing within the United States,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president & CEO, 3D Systems. “We look forward to working with the United States Air Force to meet the objectives of this project.”

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

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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