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Bassetti Buys 3D Printing MES 3DTrust

It’s a busy M&A year and, now, an especially busy one for additive manufacturing (AM) manufacturing execution system (MES) software, as Bassetti buys 3DTrust. At the same time, Materialise bought…

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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…

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Nikon Buys Metal 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

This was not a merger and acquisition that Executive Editor Joris Peels predicted, but we can give him props for anticipating that Nikon might aid in the breakup of Renishaw…

Voodoo Manufacturing Acquired, to Be Resurrected as a 3D Printing Zombie?

Voodoo Manufacturing had a compelling vision and seemed to be the right start-up at the right time. The Brooklyn-based company, started in 2015, was going to use automation and desktop…

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Stratasys Doubles Down on SLA, Buys Industrial SLA 3D Printer Maker RPS

Not long after completing its acquisition of Origin last month, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced that it has acquired U.K.-based industrial stereolithography (SLA) printer and solutions provider RP Support Ltd. (RPS)….

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…

Sandvik & Co. Acquire Dental and Medical 3D Printing Firm Proxera

My dad has a Sandvik saw blade. It’s a great tool that has lasted many years. Now, Sandvik saws are owned by Snap-On. The rest of Sandvik has grown into…

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Top 10 3D Printing Software Stories of 2020

This summer, SmarTech Analysis published a new report, titled “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2020,” which was its first study of the AM software segment since the inaugural report…

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GoProto Buys 3D Systems’ Australian Site, Largest 3D Printing Service in APAC Region

With manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California and Melbourne, Australia, rapid manufacturing company GoProto offers quick-turn, on-demand, services and solutions for 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal, and more,…

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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 &…

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Bioprinting Firm Cellink Signs €80M Deal to Buy Scienion AG

Global bioprinting leader Cellink announced an agreement with the owners of Scienion AG, a German precision dispensing company, to acquire all company shares in an €80 million deal. Through this…

BASF Acquires Industrial XSTRAND 3D Printing Filaments from Owens Corning

Last fall, Germany-headquartered BASF 3D Printing Solutions (B3DPS), a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, introduced its new corporate brand presence, Forward AM, to the 3D printing industry during…

Nexa3D Acquires NXT Factory, Introduces Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Washing Solvent

While Nexa3D may specialize in manufacturing super-fast stereolithography 3D printers, the company has been branching out recently, and narrowing its focus on the materials side of things. It launched the…

Medtronic to Acquire French Spinal Surgery Maker Medicrea, Strengthening 3D Printed Implants

As part of medical device maker Medtronic‘s push toward a fully integrated solution for surgical planning, the company announced its intent to acquire Medicrea, a French pioneer in innovative surgical…

DNA.am Acquires GROW Software, Protecting AM Data

“Our Mission: to overcome adoption methods of additive manufacturing surrounding design, manufacturing, and build validation.” – Grow.am As an industry that has skyrocketed into the billions upon hitting the mainstream…

Royal DSM Acquires Portion of Clariant 3D Printing Materials

Royal DSM has announced that it will be taking over portions of the 3D printing portfolio of Swiss chemical giant Clariant, representing a somewhat dramatic shift in the additive manufacturing…

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Made In Space Acquired by New Space Company Redwire

In an era of endless mega-mergers and acquisitions, perhaps nearly every startup’s dream is to one day become big enough to be bought out. That dream has now been fulfilled…

Align Technology Acquires exocad, Dental CAD/CAM Software Vendor in €376 Million Deal

Align Technology acquires Global Dental CAD/CAM software firm, exocad. Known for their dental CAD/CAM solutions, exocad will strengthen Align’s presence among dentists, labs, and partners around the globe. The two…

Prodways Group on the Move: Sales to BASF, DSM

Prodways Group, a French maker of 3D printers, has announced the sale of its technology to two leading chemical companies, BASF and DSM, as well as a third, unnamed French…

Xometry Acquires Shift, Continues Western European Expansion of 3D Printing Services

Xometry, a Maryland-based company offering a network of manufacturing choices to its customers, has now announced the acquisition of Shift, based in Munich, Germany. Already involved in a partner network…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 3, 2019

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs out with a new case study, and then concluding with some business. CRP USA has been working with additive manufacturing in the motorsports…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 29, 2019

We’ve got a lot of business news for you, plus a case study, in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. TÜV SÜD and thyssenkrupp have signed an MoU, while Dassault Systèmes…

Musical Chairs: GKN Buys Forecast3D

We’ve known already for a number of years that aerospace, automotive and defense company GKN is serious about 3D printing. The company acquired one of the first Additive Industries systems,…

CELLINK to Acquire German Startup cytena for 30 Million Euros

Bioprinting company CELLINK announced it has entered into an agreement with the owners of life science company cytena GmbH, of Germany, to acquire all of the company shares for a purchase…