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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…

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3D Printing Bureaus on the Rise: Sandvik’s BEAMIT Acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing

The BEAMIT Group has acquired polymer and metal additive manufacturing (AM) provider 3T Additive Manufacturing from the German holding group AM Global. The deal represents the first step towards BEAMIT’s…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 11, 2021: Qontrol & 3DPRINTUK, Carbon & NADL, Zortrax, Artec 3D & Objex Unlimited

We’ve got a little business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by news about a new material. Then, it’s on to two stories about…

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3D Hubs Bought by Protolabs (PRLB) for $320M

Today, 3D Hubs has been acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) for $280 million, with a possible $50 million to follow later. The $280 million is made up of $130 million…

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Two Common Reasons Why 3D Printing Shops Fail

Two challenges to growing a small or medium-sized machine shop or 3D printing service bureau are heavy operational costs and low margins. Allow me to explain. Why are operational costs…

3DPrintUK Adds HP MJF 3D Printing to Services in £1M Expansion

3DPrintUK has recently expanded its offerings to become the first service bureau in the UK to provide advanced HP MJF 5210 parts. The prototyping and low-volume 3D printing production specialist…

3DP AIPerfecter Offers Part Analysis to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

Service bureaus offer the ability to have prototypes and parts fabricated on professional equipment (especially important as some designers may not have access to any 3D printing resources) and in…

What’s the Deal with BASF Partnering with Shapeways on 3D Printing Materials?

In the fall of 2019, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a 3D printing material and services supplier and subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, introduced Forward AM, a new corporate brand presence….

Scott Dunham: SmarTech Industry Forecasts for Metal and Medical/Dental 3D Printing

The 2020 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event ended earlier this week in Boston. The summit was focused on the business of 3D printing in medical, dental, and metals, so it…

3D Printing Services: Budgeting Time & Delivery Systems for On-Demand Production

Researchers Carl Philip T. Hedenstierna, Stephen M. Disney, and Jan Holmström explore one of the most fascinating new areas of manufacturing today as 3D printing service bureaus offer assistance to…

Early Bird Discount for AMS 2020, “The Business of 3D Printing,” Ends Tomorrow, February 5th

3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis will be holding the third annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies event next week, February 11th-12th,  at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, AMS…

3D Hubs: Expanding into France, Backing from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape

3D Hubs is known around the world as a unique platform, with its origins deeply rooted in the 3D printing community. Today, they have moved away from their original model…

3D Printing Service Bureaus: Refining Pricing Systems with More Progressive Cost Analytics

Deepak Pahwa and Binil Starly provide cost analytics for 3D printing services bureaus in their recently published paper, ‘Network Based Pricing for 3D Printing Services in Two-Sided Manufacturing-as-a-Service Marketplace.’ Taking…

Five Reasons Why Companies Are Turning to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

Additive manufacturing of metal is popular, but some end user companies are reticent about in-house printing of metals parts. This is, we believe, a powerful factor creating opportunities for metal…

Russian Firm Additive Solutions Offers Precision Metal 3D Printers and Variety of Services

We hear quite a lot about 3D printing research coming out of Russia, but less about Russian 3D printing companies. It’s always interesting to learn about new companies in locations…

Makelab Founders Discuss 3D Printing and Sustainability

Makelab is a 3D printing service bureau located in New York City and run by Co-Founders and Managing Partners Christina Perla and Manny Mota. The company is passionate about 3D…

HP Showcases Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Applications, Announces Expanded Partnerships

HP‘s Multi Jet Fusion technology has been spreading to every corner of the industry as the company cements partnerships all over the world. This week in Barcelona at the HP Innovation…

Five Steps 3D Printing Service Bureaus Should Take to Keep Their Customers and Grow Their Business

Now is a great time to start a 3D printing service bureau! Over the past decade, many independent shops were acquired and there was significant industry consolidation. But recently, new…

LINK3D Helps Facilitate Biomedical 3D Printing in Creepy Case Study

The word “creep” generally does not have positive connotations. Creeping is not a good thing, no matter who’s doing it. Being called a creep is not something to aspire to….

Nano Dimension Gains a New Customer, Opens First 3D Printed Electronics Service Bureau

When you think of 3D printed electronics, what’s the first company that comes to mind? Chances are it’s Nano Dimension, the company behind the famous DragonFly 2020 Pro circuit board…

3DCompare Connects Innovative Professionals with 3D Printing Service Bureaus

If you are new to the world of 3D printing, it doesn’t take too much exploring these days to learn that a wide range of tools and resources are available—and…

3D Printing Service Bureaus Put the Additive in National Manufacturing Day with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Since 2012, an annual celebration of modern manufacturing takes place on the first Friday in October called National Manufacturing Day, or MFG DAY. Companies and other community organizations all plan…

HP Announces New Customers, Resellers, and Service Bureaus in Europe

Last year, HP Inc. unveiled its anticipated and exciting Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to the world during RAPID, more than a year after it was first announced by…

HP Scaling Its 3D Printing Business with Global Reseller Program, Service Bureau Installations, Reference and Experience Centers, Open Materials Ecosystem Expansion

At last year’s RAPID event, excitement surrounded the long-anticipated unveiling of HP Inc.‘s first 3D printing system as the company publicly introduced for the first time its Multi Jet Fusion…