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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…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 29, 2019

We’ve got some business to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has acquired HK Holdings and all its subsidiaries, Ascent Aerospace is investing in…

Hollywood, FL: Sintavia Acquires QC Laboratories; Expands Testing for 3D Printed Parts

Sintavia, headquartered in Hollywood, FL has just announced their official acquisition of QC Laboratories, Inc., located in Hollywood, FL—but also with sites in Orlando, FL, and Cincinnati, OH. The purchase…

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Diversity and Collaboration Fuel Additive Manufacturing at Henkel

Diversity and Collaboration Fuel Additive Manufacturing at Henkel – women play key roles in helping unleash the power of 3D printing. As a Henkel employee, I am part of a…

Germany’s Henkel Acquires Molecule Corp., Strengthening 3D Printing & Materials Division

In another dynamic acquisition regarding the global progress of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, Henkel has just announced the purchase of Molecule Corp., headquartered in Concord, CA, near the…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2019

We’re beginning with an aerospace 3D printing story in 3D Printing News Briefs today, then moving on to news about some upcoming industry events and finishing with a little business….

Microlight3D Acquires 100% of Smart Force Technologies, Harnessing the Power of 2D & 3D

The second and third realm are merging in both the literal and technological sense in France as Microlight3D acquires Smart Force Technologies, a manufacturer of micro-scale 2D systems, specializing in…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 10, 2019

We’ve got some business news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an upcoming industry event and new materials. 3DVinci Creations and the American University…

Titomic Licenses Two CSIRO Patents for 3D Printing Titanium Piping, Signs Acquisition Agreement with FTT

Renowned for its metal Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology, Australian 3D printing company Titomic recently signed an MoU with China’s largest manufacturer and global exporter of titanium powder in order to secure a high quality…

Top 10 3D Printing Aerospace Stories from 2018

3D printing has played an important role in many industries over the past year, such as medical, education, and aerospace. It would take a very long time to list all…