3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) was among the biggest exhibitors in the biggest TechZone at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

Three-dimensional printing has exploded from just a small handful of companies last year to encompassing some 30 exhibitors at this Consumer Electronics Show. It's a testament to how much excitement the consumer side of the technology is generating these days.

Roving reporter Rex Moore was in Las Vegas, where he had the opportunity to talk with 3D Systems President and CEO Avi Reichental. In this first of a multipart series, Reichental explains what makes 3-D Systems stand out amid some tough competition.