3D industry acquisitions

Prusa Research Buys Printed Solid

Prusa Research has just closed the acquisition of its sole US reseller, Printed Solid. For the past eight years, Printed Solid was a distributor of Prusa’s printers. The company’s focus…

BICO Buys Bioprinting Startup Allegro 3D—8th Acquisition in a Year

BICO (STO: BICO) has purchased another bioprinting startup, adding to its now massive portfolio of 13 acquisitions. This time around, it was rapid-throughput bioprinting company Allegro 3D, a spin-off from…

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A Trip to Nano Dimension HQ: Electronics 3D Printing Live and In-Person

Earlier this month, I traveled to Israel for a 3D printing event and several site visits. The final company I had the opportunity to see while in the Tel Aviv…

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CORE Consolidates 3D Printing Industry with Acquisition Spree: Interview with Founder John May

CORE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm in Chicago, made up of experienced investment professionals and former CEOs, with $700 million worth of capital commitments investing in lower middle-market…

CORE Industrial Partners Acquires Three More 3D Printing Companies

Chicago private equity firm CORE Industrial Partners LLC (CORE) has $700 million of capital commitments, investing in lower middle-market industrial technology, service, and manufacturing businesses in North America. The firm…

3D Systems at RAPID + TCT 2021: Oqton Acquisition & David Leigh Interview

In early September, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced an agreement to acquire software startup Oqton, a global SaaS company that offers an agnostic, intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform which automates the end-to-end…

3D Printing Financials: Desktop Metal Reports High Revenues, Losses and the Acquisition of ExOne

It’s only been seven months since Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) went public. Still, the Massachusetts 3D printing business has already made some massive announcements, including the acquisition of pioneer binder…

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3D Printing Buyouts in 2021: M&As Are on the Rise

So far, in 2021, there were at least 20 major global takeover deals from 3D printing companies for more than $6.8 billion. As usual, the United States dominated the mergers…

Essentium Acquires Collider & its Hybrid DLP 3D Printing Technology

Industrial high speed 3D printing solutions provider Essentium has been working on expanding to meet demands for the last few years, receiving serious investments, partnering with other companies, and even…

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Desktop Metal Buys Multi-Material 3D Printing Startup Aerosint

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) has bought Aerosint, a firm that has developed a system capable of multi-material metal and polymer 3D printing on sintering systems. Aerosint’s technology can selectively dispense…

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Nano Dimension Makes Second Acquisition in a Week

Electronics 3D printing company Nano Dimension is ramping up industry 4.0 solutions in digital fabrication applications rather than building machines as capital equipment. Working towards this goal, the Israeli company…

3D Printing Provider Fathom Acquires Injection Molding Firm

With more than 100 large-platform industrial-grade 3D printers, as well as services including CNC machining, injection molding, and urethane casting, Fathom is one of the biggest on-demand digital manufacturing platforms…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 3

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, of 3D Hubs by ProtoLabs, and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 2

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest from investors in our markets. Is 2021 going…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest from…

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Covestro Buys DSM Additive Manufacturing: Analysis and Implications for 3D Printing

German materials company Covestro has acquired DSM Functional Materials for €1.6 billion, of which DSM aims ultimately to receive €1.4 billion net. The purchase includes the following: “DSM’s Resins &…

FATHOM Acquires GPI, Direct Metal 3D Printing Provider

FATHOM has just acquired leading metal 3D printing services provider GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services LLC (financing provided by Monroe Capital LLC). Headquartered in Lake Bluff, IL, GPI is a…

Repsol Acquires 17 Percent of Spanish 3D Printing Filament Supplier Recreus

As it turns out, Recreus and Repsol have a lot in common. And now they will be able to develop their shared interests in propelling industries like medicine further into…

Prodways Enters the 3D Printed Hearing Aid Market with Acquisition of Surdifuse-L’Embout Francais

Many industries have been influenced heavily by 3D printing, but perhaps none so heavily as the hearing aid industry. More than a decade ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for hearing aid…

Carpenter Technology Corporation Acquires LPW Technology

United Kingdom company LPW Technology is a provider of advanced metal powders and powder lifecycle management solutions, and today the company announced that it has been acquired by Carpenter Technology…

Xometry Announces MakeTime Acquisition, $25M Funding, Updated Instant Quoting Engine

In the five years it has been in business, Xometry has grown to become the largest on-demand manufacturing platform, with 3D printing playing a significant role in its success. Now…

BASF Expands 3D Printing Materials Portfolio with Acquisitions of Advanc3D and Setup Solutions

A year ago, global chemical giant BASF announced that it was increasing its focus on 3D printing with the establishment of a new division called BASF 3D Printing Solutions. In the…