From a 3D Systems News Release:
3D Systems Corporation announced today it has entered into a major multi-year agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to provide 3D printing services and technology. The agreement supports a Smithsonian-wide effort to strengthen collections stewardship and ensure the accessibility of its vast and diverse collections through exploring the possibilities of 3D representations.
“We are honored and excited to be part of this visionary Smithsonian initiative, to increase the visibility and accessibility of our national treasures for all,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “The Smithsonian has shown both foresight and technological leadership in embracing the potential of 3D printing to preserve and showcase today’s and tomorrow’s collections, making them readily available to a global audience while demonstrating the power of 3D content-to-print in a compelling and meaningful way.”