acquisitions

Lubrizol Buys into 3D Printing Parts and Services via Avid Acquisition

The Lubrizol Corporation has purchased Avid Product Development, a 3D printing and engineering services company, marking a significant development for additive materials and the larger industry as a whole. While…

Sculpteo Now Officially Part of BASF, an Interview with Clément Moreau

With a market cap of $52B, German chemical giant BASF is near the top of the food chain within the 3D printing industry. It sits just below GE, with its…

Arburg Owners Purchase German RepRap

Among the first fused filament fabrication (FFF) startups to industrialize its technology, German RepRap has held a unique position in the additive manufacturing (AM) space. Now, the company may see…

BASF Doubles Down on 3D Printing, Buys Sculpteo

BASF has really shaken up the 3D printing industry yet again by buying Sculpteo today. The German chemical giant has previously bought Dutch filament leader Innofill3D, launched a new brand…

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…

Materialise Acquires Engimplan, To Grow Global presence in the medical industry

Materialise is the leader in 3D printing software. Additionally, the firm has a 3D printing service bureau. By leveraging its learnings in manufacturing it can improve its software; while additions…

AddUp Adds DED 3D Printing Technology with Acquisition of BeAM

BeAM was founded in 2012 as a company focused on Directed Energy Deposition (DED), a unique method of metal additive manufacturing that builds parts in free space and can print onto…

Lyondell Schulman Acquisition and 3D Printing

On February 15th 2018, in a transaction that surprised many industry observers, Lyondell, the large $29 billion sales Netherlands chemical company with almost 60 international manufacturing plants, announced the purchase of A Schulman,…

Fuji’s Acquisition of Xerox and What This Means for 3D Printing

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s,…

Protolabs Sees That “3D Printing Has Evolved” as Part of Manufacturing Suite

Minnesota-based Protolabs traces its history back to 1999, when the company was founded with a vision to provide a solution to slash the time needed for injection molded plastic prototypes,…

Amazon Acquires 3D Body Scanning Company Body Labs

Shopping for clothes can be a frustrating experience – especially if you’re a woman. Sizes are seemingly arbitrary, with every store and every brand coming up with its own sizing…

3D Printing Business News: Prodways Group Announces Acquisition of AvenAo Industrie

In May of this year, 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group went public on the Euronext exchange, and performed remarkably well right away, with an offering price of €4.80 per share. Today, Prodways Group…

Galenfeha to Acquire Additive Manufacturing LLC, Naming Ron Barranco as CTO

Today you would be hard pressed to find an engineer—or even a newly minted engineering student—who isn’t familiar with 3D printing and ready to carry on an enthusiastic conversation about…

GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all…

Unique Opportunities in 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Healthcare — A Few Questions For: Whiteclouds

Some may say that those crying out that 3D printing is the key to the next industrial revolution have their heads in the clouds — but is that always such…

Is a General Electric Buyout of 3D Systems in the Works?

I generally don’t like adding fuel to the rumor mill; however, this possible story certainly caught our attention simply because it makes sense on several fronts. As you are likely…

Apple’s Acquisition of LinX Imaging May Lead to Thinner Cameras, 3D Imaging for Next iPhones

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Apple told several tech outlets. Apple‘s leading position in the tech…

With Acquisition of Easyway Design & Manufacture Company, 3D Systems China is Born

Because competition with Chinese manufacturing and the never-ending challenge to get out from under their thumb is a big topic regarding the advent of 3D printing and what its effect…

Groupe Gorgé Acquires INITIAL & NORGE Systems

While already a major player in the 3D printing industry, especially in areas of high innovation as well as specializing in the dental arena, Prodways announced today that they are…

3 Likely Acquisition Targets Within the 3D Printing Industry

Over the last 18 months we have seen more acquisitions within the 3D printing space than we had likely witnessed over the previous 5 years combined. Competition and fear of…

Huge Surprise: Controversial botObjects is Acquired by 3D Systems: Technology to be integrated with new CubePro® C Printer

In what could be seen as quite a shocker within the 3D printing space, but could also go a long way in solidifying 3D Systems’ consumer/prosumer 3D printing portion of their…