3D Systems Corp founded in 1986, is a holding company that operates through its subsidiaries in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company is a 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 perceptual devices including 3D scan-to-CAD, 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. The Company's portfolio of 3D printers is based on print engines that employ proprietary, additive layer printing processes designed to meet its customers' demanding design, prototyping, testing, and tooling and production requirements. The Company's print engines include stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal sintering, multi-jet printing, color-jet printing, film transfer imaging and plastic jet printing. Its print materials are designed to replicate the performance of specific engineered plastics, composites and metals. In communication and design applications, its printers are used to produce presentation models, healthcare solutions used for medical study models and tools, consumer solutions used to provide customers with easy to use printers and concept creation apps, and software solutions used to provide CAD modeling, reverse engineering and inspection tools. The Company competes with companies that manufacture machines that make, or use machines to make, models, prototypes, molds and small-volume to medium-volume manufacturing parts. Its equipment assembly and print materials blending activities and certain research and development activities are subject to compliance with applicable federal, state and local provisions regulating the storage, use and discharge of materials into the environment.