service bureaus

3D Printing Service Hubs Appoints New CEO, Alex Cappy

Changes are taking place at Hubs since it was acquired by manufacturing service provider Protolabs (Nasdaq: PRLB). Not only has the subsidiary removed the “3D” from its name, but it…

AM Investment Strategies Profile: FATHOM

Among the firms that will be participating in the SmarTech – Stifel AM Investment Strategies 2021 summit on September 9, 2021 is FATHOM, whose CEO Ryan Martin will be involved…

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What the State of the AM Service Bureau Market Says About the Future of Additive

It’s been quite the wild ride for the additive manufacturing (AM) market over the last eighteen months—probably unlike any in history, which, in AM, is saying a lot. Looking back…

Upon Protolabs Acquisition, 3D Hubs Becomes “Hubs”

After building up a significant business starting in 2013, 3D Hubs was acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) in January 2021. As the startup becomes fully integrated into the larger manufacturing…

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3D Hubs Bought by Protolabs (PRLB) for $320M

Today, 3D Hubs has been acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) for $280 million, with a possible $50 million to follow later. The $280 million is made up of $130 million…

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…

Protolabs Expands European Presence with Larger German 3D Printing Operations

Digital manufacturing bureau Protolabs is investing USD$12.87m (£10.5m) into a new German production facility. The funds will expand the company’s 3D printing capacity in Germany by 50 percent, complementing its…

3DEO Posts Triple-Digit Growth for Intelligent Layering Technology

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is in a period of growth, despite some general setbacks by the economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic. While public companies are generally reporting…

New SmarTech Report: AM Service Bureaus to Support Reshoring and Supply Chain Recovery

SmarTech Analysis has published a new report on the state of metal 3D printing service bureaus dubbed “The Market for Metal Additive Manufacturing Services: 2020-2029.” The report illustrates the current…

Bowman’s 3D-Printed Parts Set Stage for Industrialization

Bowman International is a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in the U.K. that does something seemingly invisible, but crucial in the manufacturing industry and, well, throughout industrialized society. It makes bearings….

Beam IT Commits to Buy 15 Metal 3D Printers from SLM Solutions

After Sandvik acquired a substantial stake in June 2019, Beam IT has made a massive purchase of metal 3D printers from SLM Solutions. Italy’s largest 3D printing service bureau has…