3D industry acquisitions

SD3D Completes Acquisition of Printelize, Will Integrate the Platform and Add More Features

Back in October, automations technology company SD3D, which specializes in 3D printing solutions, announced that they had entered into an agreement to acquire Polish 3D software startup Printelize. SD3D had originally been…

Oerlikon Strengthens Metal Additive Manufacturing Capabilities with Acquisition of citim

While technology company Oerlikon is based in Switzerland, their presence is global, with more than 170 locations in 37 countries. In business for a good century now, Oerlikon has comfortably settled into…

3D Hubs’ First Acquisition: Integration of Printivate Set to Reduce Print Failure Rates, Speed Turnaround Time

As we turn into November, we can see changes in not only the trees around us but also in the makeup of another landscape as acquisition and merger activity in…

GE Acquires 75% Stake in Metal 3D Printing Leader Concept Laser, Will Take Full Ownership in a Few Years

Update: As of December 12, 2016, GE has completed on execution of this deal, acquiring the 75% stake in Concept Laser, and additionally recently completed its tender offer for the shares of…

TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special…

HP Inc. Acquiring Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Printing Business for $1.05 Billion

Am I the only one who has been hearing the computerized melody of Pac-Man, circling around in the brain since last week? Perhaps not—and that loud gobbling sound you too may have…

GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all…

And, Pinshape is Saved! Formlabs Acquires Popular 3D Model Marketplace, to Operate as Standalone Business

Thankfully, it would seem that recent turbulence and instability—to say the least—is over for Pinshape, as hints that the Canadian-born company may have found a safe haven and a very…