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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 News Briefs: June 16, 2017

3D printing awards, technology, programs, printers, partnerships, and new facilities – the 3D printing hive is abuzz with news on this lovely Friday! Desktop Metal was chosen by the World…

Dassault Systèmes Acquires AITAC, Will Fully Integrate its Smart Drawings 3D Software Into Industry Solution Experiences

Dassault Systèmes, which announced a partnership with Stratasys at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this winter and recently opened the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center at Wichita State University, has just acquired Dutch company AITAC BV,…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual…

Wiivv Wearables Announces eSoles Acquisition, $4M in Series A Funding

As soon as bionics company Wiivv Wearables Inc. received important venture capital for its 3D printed insoles and completed a $3.5 million seed round funding, it launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign…

3D Imaging Solutions Provider FARO Acquires mwf-technology, Increasing Mobile Virtual and Augmented Reality Footprint

3D measurement and imaging solutions provider FARO, whose valuable services in the field of forensics we’ve written about before, recently announced its acquisition of German augmented reality (AR) solutions company mwf-technology GmbH….

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…

Autodesk to Acquire netfabb, Invest in FIT Technology Group

It’s been a pretty big week over at Autodesk, which just a couple days ago released the hardware and firmware files online to fulfill more of their open source promises…

Graphene 3D Lab to Purchase Canadian 3D Printer Maker ‘Boots Industries’

Graphene 3D Lab Inc. has inked a deal to acquire Boots Industries Inc., a Canadian 3D printer manufacturer. Graphene 3D says that they intend to purchase all Boots Industries’ assets —…

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. to Bring Largest 3D Printing Facility to Southeast Asia

It’s quite incredible how widespread 3D printing is becoming, especially within the manufacturing industry. As a testament to where experts and business leaders see the future of the technology headed,…

The Riverside Company Enters 3D Printing Field, Adds “A New Dimension” to Portfolio by Acquiring Fisher/Unitech

The Riverside Company owns more than 75 companies in its international portfolio. The firm, which focuses on acquiring and investing in businesses, has been around since 1988 and strives to…

MakerBot Announces Acquisition of Software Company Layer By Layer

One of the reasons Stratasys-owned MakerBot is so successful within a market crowded with competition, is because they cater to an entire 3D printing ecosystem. From the actual hardware of…

voxeljet Acquires 3D Printed Movie Prop Maker Propshop (Model Makers) Limited

Earlier this week, we were just touching on the ever growing importance of 3D scanning and printing technology when it comes to the film production industry. Just a few days…

3D Systems Acquires Metal 3D Printing Company LayerWise

Earlier this morning, we did a story about Arcam, one of the leaders within the metal additive manufacturing space, who announced their acquisition of DiSota Technologies. The acquisition should allow…

3D Systems Expands Their Presence in The Aerospace Industry With 2 New Acquisitions

One of the primary beneficiaries, thus far from additive manufacturing, has been that of the aerospace industry. The ability for companies to manufacture incredibly complex parts, reduce the weight of…

3D Systems Will Enter The Realm of Virtual Reality With Acquisition of Simbionix Surgical Simulation Company

There are so many intersections between 3D printing and medicine. We have seen this in the countless stories we have covered over the past six months, related to anything from…

ARC Group Worldwide Acquires Kecy Corp. – Acquisition Will Expand Their 3D Printed Prototyping Reach

One of the signs of early maturation within an industry is the consolidation of the companies within it. Over the past 12 months, there has been a frenzy of mergers…

Proto Labs Acquires 3D Printing Company FineLine Prototyping Inc.

As the 3D printing market heats up, we are sure to see several key mergers and acquisitions within the space. Consolidation is a natural occurance within any growing industry, and…

Stratasys Agrees to Acquire Interfacial Solutions

It’s been a busy week for deal making for two of the largest 3D printing companies in the world, Stratasys, and 3D Systems. Earlier in the week we saw 3D…

Medical Modeling Inc Acquired By 3D Systems

3D Systems has been on a role as of late in terms of acquisitions. They have been gobbling up 3D printing related companies across all industries. This morning they announced…

Belgium 3D Printing Company Materialise Acquires Poland’s Leading Prototyping Firm, e-Prototypy

Over the past few months we have seen several significant mergers and acquisitions take place within the 3D printing industry. Today comes yet another rather important acquisition. Materialise, a Belgium…