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UltiMaker: New Desktop 3D Printing Brand Emerges from MakerBot Merger

The desktop 3D printing space was shaken by the May 2022 announcement that Stratasys was merging its MakerBot division with Dutch manufacturer Ultimaker. Now, the deal is complete, with some…

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A Look at 3D Printing M&A since 2016

Earlier this month, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) acquired industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar. The new addition will help 3D Systems build a solid foundation to accelerate high-volume AM and…

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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Buying the Death Star: Ultimaker Merges with MakerBot. Takes Stratasys Investment

When I used to work at Ultimaker, Makerbot was the enemy. They were closed, corporate, didn’t care about customers and didn’t care about values and open hardware. We did everything…

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A Metal 3D Printing Leader Emerges: Desktop Metal to Buy ExOne

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) and ExOne (Nasdaq: XONE) have announced that the former will buy all shares of common stock of the latter, establishing a leader in the metal binder…

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3D Printing Buyouts in 2021: M&As Are on the Rise

So far, in 2021, there were at least 20 major global takeover deals from 3D printing companies for more than $6.8 billion. As usual, the United States dominated the mergers…

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Dream 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions: What If Canon Acquired…

Inspired in part by the SPAC merger of Markforged with one, Rocket Lab with Vector Acquisition Corporation, as well as the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, and of RPS and Origin by Stratasys,…

Maker of CREATOR Metal 3D Printer to Be Bought by Lumentum for $5.7B

There have been several important acquisitions in the 3D printing industry, including that of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, Origin by Stratasys, and 3D Hubs by Proto Labs, leading us to…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 3

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, of 3D Hubs by ProtoLabs, and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 2

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest from investors in our markets. Is 2021 going…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B to Boost Rocket Capabilities

Today, Lockheed Martin announced an intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in a $4.4 billion cash transaction. The two companies entered a definitive agreement which is predicted to close in the…