“With the acquisition of e-Prototypy, Materialise shows its commitment to further invest in the east-European market”, explained Bart Van Der Schueren, Vice President Industrial Production at Materialise. “Thanks to the acquisition, Polish customers will be gaining access to the vast production capacity of Materialise. Furthermore, current Materialise customers will benefit from access to the scanning and reverse engineering services of e-Prototypy.”
It seems as though this is a mutually beneficial acquisition. Materialise is known for having the largest capacity of 3D printing equipment in all of Europe. They also provide related software solutions. Their customers include large companies in the automotive industry, as well as consumer electronics and consumables sectors. They also deliver products to hospitals, research institutes, as well as individuals who wish to print their own 3D designs.
e-Prototypy, on the other hand, specializes in producing functional prototypes using 3D scanning and printing. This makes the entire prototyping process much more affordable than with the traditional molding process. They offer a “Rapid Prototyping” service using several different 3D printing methods. These methods include SLS (laser sintering), FDM (filament printing), POLYJET, and DMLS. Their printing chambers are huge in comparison to what most 3D printing enthusiasts are used to seeing (FDM – 406x356x406mm & SLS – 700x380x580mm).
Grzegorz Sworobowicz, vice-CEO and co-founder of e-Prototypy, had the following to say:
“We see a lot of opportunities for growth in the Polish market and by joining Materialise, the e-Prototypy team looks forward to helping even more people in the region realize the benefits of the services and solutions we have to offer, As part of Materialise, our customers will be given access to even better service with a larger range of 3D Printing technologies and they can benefit from Materialise’s 23 years of experience in this industry.”
This surely isn’t the last acquisition we will see this year in the 3D printing/scanning industry. Discuss this article and the ramifications of this acquisition at: https://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?1654-Belgium-3D-Printing-Company-Materialise-Acquires-e-Prototypy
You May Also Like
Honda and WASP Partner for Sustainable 3D Printed Motorcycle Models
After delivering highly publicized 3D printed habitats, helping create commercial drones, and even providing technology for the Italian police to solve crimes, 3D printer manufacturer WASP announced the results of...
Divergent Now Has Six 12-Laser Metal 3D Printers to Produce its Supercars
Divergent Technologies, well-known for its 3D printed contributions to the automotive industry, announced that it has developed what it calls the “state-of-the-art” Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS®), an end-to-end digital...
3D Printing News Briefs, October 13, 2021: Metal 3D Printing, Prostheses, & More
In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, ExOne and SSI are working together to drive volume production with metal binder jet 3D printing, and RadTech has announced a new photopolymer AM...
New Metal 3D Printer from AddUp Installed at Ohio State’s Manufacturing Center
AddUp, Inc., an industrial metal additive manufacturing OEM that was established by French companies Michelin and Fives as a joint venture, offers both Directed Energy Deposition (DED) and Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) printers,...
View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.