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3D Systems/Gentle Giant Studios, also known as Gentle Giant Ltd., is an American company which specializes in 3D printing.

Its parent company, 3D Systems, was founded in 1986 in Valencia, California by Chuck Hull, the inventor of SLA rapid prototyping, and is presently headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Gentle Giant Studios was founded in 1994 in Burbank, California. 3D Systems acquired the studio in 2014. [1]

The company's 3D printing technology is frequently used to produce props and set decorations for Star Trek: Discovery. The company has also manufactured a large number of collectibles for the public, based on licensed entertainment properties.

Gentle Giant Toys, a division of the company, is slated to produce DIS starship toys in 2018.

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