3D Systems Gets A TIM

By on October 7th, 2012 in Corporate


3D Systems has acquired another regional 3D print service bureau: The Innovative Modelmakers BV, a Dutch company. According to 3D System’s press release, TIM is a “leading full service provider of on-demand custom parts services”.
They plan on integrating TIM’s business into the 3D Systems’ already operating On Demand parts service, specifically 3D Systems Benelux. 
We’re not sure, but it appears that TIM does a bit more than simply 3D printing, as their site mentions “3.5 Axis milling machines” and “modelmaking craftsman”
Could this mean 3D Systems’ services are blossoming into more broad manufacturing technologies, similar to the approach Stratasys’ RedEye services have done? 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!