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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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2020’s Top 10 3D Printing Business Deals: From Pioneers to Startups

Looking back on 2020, it seems this unprecedented and tumultuous year has dealt a severe blow to businesses in every corner of the world. Even entire industries had to adapt…

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Altana Acquires TLS Technik and AMT to Make Metal 3D Printing Powder

Following the trend of acquisitions in the 3D printing industry by chemicals and materials companies, Altana AG, the Germany-based specialty chemicals group, has acquired Germany-based TLS Technik, and Aluminium Materials…

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…

Arkema Strengthens Partnership with Continuous Composites to Advance Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

With a strong belief in the growing market opportunity for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing technology (CF3D), Arkema, a French specialty chemicals company, has invested to strengthen its partnership with US-based…

Formlabs Acquires its Main Material Supplier Spectra

History is filled with examples of companies that acquire their supply chains, usually to increase synergies, reduce costs and promote innovation. One of the cases that best illustrates this scenario…

AddUp Adds to Portfolio with Acquisition of Majority Stake in Poly-Shape

AddUp has been on an acquiring spree lately; just a few months ago, the joint venture between Michelin and Fives acquired metal additive manufacturing company BeAM, and now the company has…

Robo Acquires MyStemKits, Will Offer Comprehensive 3D Printing Education for All Ages

As technology advances and becomes a bigger part of every industry and sector, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (including Art) education becomes more and more important for children…

AddUp Adds DED 3D Printing Technology with Acquisition of BeAM

BeAM was founded in 2012 as a company focused on Directed Energy Deposition (DED), a unique method of metal additive manufacturing that builds parts in free space and can print onto…

MCPP Acquires Dutch Filaments to “Actively Participate in the Future of 3D Printing Development”

As 3D printing continues to evolve and find increasing adoption across major industries, it has been no surprise to see major global chemical companies getting in on the action — materials…

Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s,…

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since…

GE Additive Acquires 3D Printing Simulation Software Provider GeonX

Last year, GE went through a period where it seemed to be acquiring companies left and right, notably Concept Laser and Arcam, and it tried but did not succeed to…

BASF Continues Expansion into 3D Printing Materials with Acquisition of Innofil3D

Global chemical company BASF has been involved in 3D printing for a while now. The company is a producer of materials as well as chemicals, and as the 3D printing materials…

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D…

Optomec on the March

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D…

3D Systems CEO Tells Us About the Acquisition of Vertex Dental and NextDent, Taking a Big Step into the Dental 3D Printing Market

A lot of our focus lately has been on 3D Systems and the vast medical empire they’re building within the 3D printing industry. We got to tour one of their…

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…

GE’s $1.4 Billion Metal AM Acquisitions Falter as Elliott Management Rejects Terms

Last month, GE made an acquisition announcement that was sure to shake up the additive manufacturing industry, with its $1.4 billion investment proposal to acquire both SLM Solutions and Arcam….

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…

Unique Opportunities in 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Healthcare — A Few Questions For: Whiteclouds

Some may say that those crying out that 3D printing is the key to the next industrial revolution have their heads in the clouds — but is that always such…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — December 12

This week’s news includes new investments, contracts, and acquisitions on the business side of 3D printing technology. Some serious money (€700,000) is now flowing toward Germany-based 3D printing company trinckle after completing a recent…