3D Systems Defines ‘Perceptual Design’ With Touch™, First Ever Consumer Haptic 3D Mouse, Priced At $499
-Intuitive fusing of physical and digital sculpting skills and experiences
-Equips today’s youngsters and adults with tomorrow’s perceptual design skills
-Ideal for medical modeling, jewelry design and consumer products styling
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 09:00
ROCK HILL, South Carolina –January 7, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the debut of the first-ever haptic-based, consumer 3D mouse for intuitive 3D sculpting and design, the Touch™, with instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting. The Touch works with 3DS’ Cubify® Sculpt™, a powerful virtual sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, easy sculpting delight for students, designers and hobbyists.
Priced at $499, including Cubify Sculpt software, the Touch is expected to be ready for commercial shipment during the second quarter of 2014 and will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall 3.
“Touch is at the heart of democratizing consumer and prosumer access to faster, simpler and easier 3D sculpting tools for ready-to-3D-print products,” said Keith Ozar, Director Marketing, Consumer Products, 3DS. “Touch is a real game-changer for STEAM education in K-12 as well as for both amateur and experienced artists, designers and professionals looking to harness tomorrow’s competitive skills today at an affordable price point.”
3DS invites press to attend a special event hosted by global entertainer and entrepreneur, will.i.am and 3DS CEO, Avi Reichental, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall 3, booth 31424, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 4:00 PM PST. Only credentialed press can attend with an RSVP email@example.com.
Those who are not attending CES 2014 can join 3DS’ President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3DS’ extensive showing at CES 2014 by visitingwww.3dsystems.com/ces and clicking on the link to view the broadcast starting at 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. For more details on 3DS’ 3DPRINTING 2.0 consumer showcase at CES 2014, please visit www.3dsystems.com/ces.