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What Align’s Acquisition of Cubicure Means for Dental 3D Printing

The recent acquisition of Cubicure by American dental giant Align Technology sent a palpable shockwave through the industry, yet in many ways, it was a move that made perfect sense….

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SLM Solutions Acquires AddCreative Tech to Enhance Large-scale Metal 3D Printing

In its first major move since its acquisition by Nikon, SLM Solutions is set to enhance its existing product lineup by incorporating ADIRA’s AddCreative additive manufacturing (AM) technology. This new…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: IndoMIM, Windform & Center Street

We throw around half of all powder bed fusion powder away. So it’s great that Windform XT 2.0´s old powder that can not be reused on the 3D printer is…

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Origin Shareholders Sue Stratasys Related to Breach of Acquisition Agreement

Former shareholders of vat photopolymerization (VP) startup Origin are in the midst of arbitration with Stratasys for what they claim was a breach of their acquisition agreement when they were…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Hexagon Buys CADS, Pilot Makes 3D Printed Bike Frame

Hexagon has bought its erstwhile partner CADS Additive. The 21-person Austrian firm was trying to make an automated powder bed fusion build prep software package. This means that Hexagon will…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 27, 2023: Contract, Acquisition, Movie Prop, & More

We’re discussing Sintratec’s All-Material Platform first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an NSF Career Award for a University of Pittsburgh research and a Phase…

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3D Printing Media Outlet 3Dnatives Bought by Largest Plastics Organization, SPE

In one of the latest moves in the 3D printing industry, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has acquired the French online media platform 3Dnatives. The move comes as the…

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A Big Move for Space 3D Printing: Vast Acquires Launcher

In an unexpected move, space habitat pioneer Vast has acquired Launcher, a California-headquartered small launch vehicle manufacturer, for an undisclosed amount. Launcher’s experience developing high-performance rocket engines by partnering with…

CORE Digital Manufacturing Consolidation Continues: RE3DTECH+GoProto Buys Stanfordville Machining

Made up of a team of experienced production executives, CORE Industrial Partners is using its large bag of money to bring consolidation and capital to small-to-medium-sized businesses in manufacturing, building…

ADDMAN’s Fifth Acquisition Dinsmore Adds Polymer 3D Printing Potential

Manufacturing powerhouse ADDMAN announced the purchase of leading polymer 3D printing service provider Dinsmore to expand its polymer additive capabilities. The deal not only broadens ADDMAN’s existing additive production potential…

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L3Harris to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in $4.7B Deal

Florida-based security technology provider L3Harris (NYSE: LHX) has agreed to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), a manufacturer of rocket engines and motors for the aerospace and defense industries. Expected to…

Addman Continues Acquisition Spree with Harbec

As Addman Engineering gears up to meet the additive manufacturing demands of aerospace, energy, and space, the company is on a spending spree, buying startups to build up its offering…

New Acquisition Gives Lithoz Three Ceramics 3D Printing Technologies

Austria’s Lithoz is adding to its ceramic 3D printing portfolio though the acquisition of CerAMing, a German startup that has pioneered a process it calls layer-wise slurry disposition (LSD). The…

Redwire’s Acquisition of QinetiQ’s Space Division: a Huge Win for Both

Space infrastructure conglomerate Redwire (NYSE: RDW) will acquire UK security and defense contractor QinetiQ’s space division for €32 million ($31.7 million) in a debt-free purchase. Once the deal is finalized…

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Interview: Materialise Acquires Identify3D to Bring Security to 3D Printing Software

Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has bought additive manufacturing (AM) software firm Identify3D and will integrate its security features into its own recently launched CO-AM platform. The company hopes that it will…

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Markforged Completes Digital Metal Acquisition: Enters Binder Jet Metal 3D Printing

This article, originally published in July 2022, has been updated as of August 31, 2022 to discuss news of Markforged’s successful acquisition of Digital Metal. In a surprising upset for…

3D Printing News Unpeeled, Live with Joris Peels – Tuesday 9th of August

Today we look at 3D Systems´ acquisition of DP Polar, 3D printing guns for money, revolutionary 3D printed breast implants and more. Below you can see the previous videos.  

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Covestro Sells 3D Printing Unit to Stratasys

Covestro (FWB: 1COV) has sold its 3D printing business to Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) for €43 million. Additionally, there is a possible earn out of €37 million. This is rather unexpected….

3D Printing News Briefs, July 23, 2022: Metal 3D Printer, 3D Printed Electric Violin, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Kurtz Ersa is offering a new metal 3D printer, and SLM Solutions reported that a major European automotive OEM purchased two more of its…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 9, 2022: Business, Metal Powder Condensate Waste, & More

Starting with business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as E3D has acquired ZODIAC, a nozzle and aftermarket FDM solutions firm, and EVO 3D is partnering with CEAD. Moving…

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Nano Dimension Buys Ceramics and Metal 3D Printing Firms Admatec and Formatec

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) announced that it has bought Admatec and Formatec, both formerly part of Precision Surfacing Solutions. This is a brilliant move by the company and extends its…

CORE Acquires GoProto 3D Printing Service

CORE Industrial Partners, the Chicago-based private equity firm, announced that RE3DTECH, a 3D printing service bureau in its portfolio, has acquired GoProto, a 3D printing service bureau in San Diego….

Prototek Adds Polymer 3D Printing Capabilities with ProtoCAM Purchase

Rapid prototyping company Prototek Holdings has purchased Allentown, Pennsylvania-based ProtoCAM Additive Manufacturing. The company will be integrated into Midwest Prototyping, which Prototek acquired last year. John Pless, Partner at TruArc…

Altair Buys 3D Printing Software Startup Gen3D

Altair Engineering Inc., the Michigan-based provider of software and cloud services for advanced manufacturing, announced that it has acquired Gen3D, a creator of additive manufacturing (AM) design software utilizing implicit…