Things aren’t looking good for Makergear, one of the original desktop 3D printer companies.
MyMiniFactory announced the acquisition of 3DC, and thereby changes everything.
In a surprise announcement today, Markforged has acquired Teton Simulation.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at use of 3D printing in the bicycle industry.
3D Systems announced the surprise acquisition of not one, but two companies this week. What’s going on?
HP announced a strategic acquisition that effectively puts them in the bottle-making business.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology could be used in the children’s entertainment business.
3D Systems’ recent acquisition of Volumetric and its continued collaboration with other biotech companies pushes 3D bioprinting capabilities into the future.
Last week 3D Systems announced closing a deal to gain US$460M in a convertible notes arrangement, but what are they doing with that cash?
An unusual acquisition has taken place at ASTM.
Prusa Research and Trilab executives celebrate the acquisition [Source: Prusa Research]
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibility of using digital inventory after an acquisition.
Nano Dimension announced the acquisition of Essemtec AG, in a deal that could change 3D printed electronics forever.
3D Systems announced the acquisition of Volumetric Biotechnologies, solidifying their healthcare strategy.
More moves in the corporate acquisition space this week: Stratasys acquired Xaar.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibilities for 3D printing in the healthcare sector.
BCN3D has acquired 3D print cloud service AstroPrint.
This year’s corporate acquisition-mania continues, with Desktop Metal announced an acquisition deal for ExOne.
A big announcement at Sketchfab today: they’ve been acquired by Epic Games.
Essentium has signed a letter of intent to acquire 3D print startup Collider.
In a major multi-material 3D printing move, Desktop Metal has acquired Aerosint.
This week, Desktop Health announced a new acquisition set to bring biomimetic 3D printing to eardrum repair.
Charles R. Goulding digs into Renishaw’s end of its search for a buyer.
The pair will be using DeepCube’s AI, ML and DL framework to optimize additive manufacturing processes.
The INDEX Group of Germany has acquired the majority of the shares in One Click Metal.
3D Systems made what it calls strategic acquisitions of two companies last month.
ExOne announced they’ve acquired the assets of Ohio-based Freshmade 3D, meaning they now own AMClad.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers how 3D printing materials and applications may be impacted with a major merger.
Nano Dimension has signed an agreement to acquire DeepCube.
Autodesk beefed up their functionality with a new acquisition.
Materialise detailed their long-term software strategy in a press conference today.
Covestro has completed its acquisition of DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials, including the Additive Manufacturing business.
Charles R. Goulding considers the business side of Renishaw’s search for a buyer.
Renishaw is up for sale.
ALTANA has completed its acquisition of TLS, focusing on the metal 3D printing powder market.
Stratasys continues in targeted 3D printing M&A, today announcing that it is acquiring UK-based RPS.
As anticipated, today it’s official: EnvisionTEC is a Desktop Metal company following the close of the latest major 3D printing acquisition.
Charles R. Goulding considers R&D studies that should be undertaken in 3D printing M&A transactions.
It’s only January, but 2021 already shows an overarching theme in 3D printing: market consolidation.
Today Protolabs announced that they will acquire 3D Hubs, and I have some thoughts.
In a $280M digital manufacturing deal, Protolabs is set to acquire 3D Hubs.
Recent 3D printing acquisition announcements have something significant in common: production focus.
Desktop Metal’s first major move since becoming a public company is a $300M one: acquiring EnvisionTEC.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider a major imaging acquisition that may see an impact in 3D printing.
Nano Dimension’s recent financial moves suggest they may be contemplating acquisitions in the near future.
As anticipated, today it’s official: Origin is a Stratasys company following the close of the latest major 3D printing acquisition.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some of the highlights of 3D printing over the last year.
PTC has taken another step into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) world with the acquisition of Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and quality management system (QMS) platforms.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley take a look at the 3D printing impacts to come from a new medical acquisition.
Charles Goulding Jr. takes a look at the fast-approaching mass production future for additive manufacturing.
How much would you sell your arm for? For SoftBank Group, the answer is $40 billion.
German chemical giant Evonik acquired a piece of UnionTech.
In the latest $100 million 3D printing deal, Stratasys is acquiring Origin.
In a perhaps not-so-surprising announcement, GoProto has acquired 3D Systems’ Australian on-demand 3D print services.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley examine the ramifications of Stryker’s acquisition of Wright Medical.
3D Systems abruptly sliced off some of its parts this week, selling Cimatron and GibbsCAM.
It’s a tough year for business, but Materialise has been focusing its efforts on the medical segment — and seeing that investment pay off as Q3 2020 results highlight.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine where 3D printing might fit into a new acquisition.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman consider 3D printing implications of a recent acquisition.
Last week, a major deal was announced as Covestro is acquiring business units from DSM, including the additive manufacturing business. We go to the source for more information on what that means for our industry.
In a blockbuster deal, DSM has agreed to sell their DSM Resins & Functional Materials line of business to Covestro.
There is news about what appears to be a new player in the metal 3D printing powder market: ALTANA.
Charles R. Goulding and Mellissa McIntyre consider potential 3D printing implications of Siemens Healthineers’ acquisition of Varian Medical Technologies.
FATHOM has acquired GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, expanding with more DMLS 3D printing capabilities.
Forward AM has acquired Owens Cornings’ XSTRAND business line, expanding its portfolio of advanced 3D printing materials.
The XponentialWorks umbrella is seeing some consolidation in ultra-fast 3D printing as SLA company Nexa3D acquires SLS-focused NXT Factory.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley explore a recent acquisition’s potential impact on medical 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman consider potential 3D printing implications from the Analog Devices / Maxim Integrated merger.
Charles R. Goulding examines the 3D printing implications of a recent business merger.
Large chemical companies’ participation in the 3D printing materials space is shaking up a little with a portfolio shift.
Manufacturing in space is reshaping in a series of acquisitions.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine trends in new CEO appointments in several 3D printing companies.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into post-Xerox-bid HP and what that future might look like from the 3D printing perspective.
Xerox’s hostile bid to take over HP has abruptly stopped.
German RepRap, a maker of large-format 3D printers and silicone 3D printers, has been acquired by a surprising other party.
Chemical company BellandTechnology, makers of the VXL series of 3D printing materials, has acquired industrial 3D printer maker Xioneer.
Charles Goulding and Peter Favata look at a partnership between two UK-based 3D printing companies during Brexit.
Stanley Black & Decker is set to acquire Boeing supplier Consolidated Aerospace, possibly increasing additive manufacturing activity.
A report on CNN indicates Xerox is launching a hostile takeover bid for HP. If this succeeds, what effect would happen on their respective 3D print ventures?
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe look at how “legacy” companies make a transition into 3D printing.
Industrial giant Siemens acquired Atlas 3D and their Sunata simulation software to add to their growing additive manufacturing portfolio.
US-based manufacturing network Xometry is using their recent investment round money to fund a huge expansion into Europe.
LulzBot may be revived! A company has acquired all the assets of Aleph Objects, including the LulzBot brand.
California-based 3D print service FORECAST 3D has been acquired by metal 3D print specialist GKN Powder Metallurgy in a surprise deal.
In a blockbuster corporate acquisition, PTC is to acquire Onshape to gain access to a powerful CAD cloud system that can be marketed to all their users.
We speak with Aleph Objects Founder and Owner Jeff Moe for an update on what the future looks like for LulzBot 3D printing.
Digital manufacturing is the focus for a significant new acquisition.
Why did Sintavia acquire QC Labs, the non-destructive testing service? We have some ideas on the company’s strategy to become an end-to-end supplier.
Charles Goulding and Liam Nixon of R&D Tax Savers discuss business and 3D printing implications of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ acquisition of the Canadair Regional Jet business.
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examine 3D printing implications of Dassault Systèmes’ Medidata acquisition.
3D print filament manufacturer Keene Village Plastics announced it has acquired MakeShaper.
Charles Goulding and Dylan Comerford take a look at Arconic’s work in 3D printing.
Printing mainstay Xerox targets innovation and a fast-growing market, fulfilling promises in stepping into 3D printing.
Today EOS announces its acquisition of Vulcan Labs, advancing further in Texan operations.
An important acquisition in simulation and materials intelligence has been flying under the radar.