Acquisitions, Mergers & Partnerships

In this section, we track all the latest mergers, acquisitions, SPAC deals, IPO’s and high-profile partnerships among additive manufacturing industry leaders. We report on the latest news on consolidation in the world of additive manufacturing and present an overview of relevant opportunities and key trends to look out for.

The world of additive manufacturing keeps expanding and maturing. As some of the industry’s leader complete mergers and implement some consolidation at the top, new companies are entering the market at the bottom of the pyramid, contributing to massive and exponential overall industry growth. The unique characteristic of the additive manufacturing market is that it is both consolidating and becoming increasingly fragmented at the same time.

  • 3D Systems and Stewart-Haas Racing enter three-year partnership to perfect the NASCAR team's automotive components.

    3D Systems and Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR team that has relied on 3D Systems’ ProX 800 stereolithography and Figure 4 Standalone 3D printers to improve speed and performance in its racecars, have recently entered a technical partnership. With the help of 3D Systems and this three-year partnership, Stewart-Haas Racing…

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  • Quickparts, a global leader in on-demand industrial production services, has partnered with Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing solutions, to leverage its CO-AM platform to manage its distributed manufacturing flows. The platform will support Quickparts’ traditional and additive manufacturing (AM) capacities and connect to existing production systems. “Adopting CO-AM…

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  • Mycorena and Revo Foods receive €1.5 million in EU funding for the development of mycoprotein for 3D printing.

    Mycorena, in Sweden, and Revo Foods, in Austria, are venturing into a collaborative project to reinvent 3D printed food using customized mycoprotein for the first time. The pair first announced their collaboration in early October 2022, and have now received noteworthy funding from the EU to further develop the project.…

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  • FITTLE, the equipment financing business of Xerox Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: XRX) and Velo3D Inc. (NYSE: VLD), have entered into a strategic partnership to help Velo3D customers finance purchases of the company’s fully integrated metal additive manufacturing solution. “Velo3D is experiencing impressive growth and increased demand, well on its way to becoming…

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  • EXBuild enters distribution partnership with Meltio - as an official sales partner focussed on the Midwestern and Mountain West market.

    EXBuild, a company that provides sales, services, training, hardware, and software for industrial resin, composite, and metal 3D printing applications, and Meltio, a disruptive laser metal deposition technology manufacturer, have entered a distribution partnership focussed on the Midwestern and Mountain West market in the US. As an official sales partner,…

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  • ADDMAN, a leading US-based metal AM service provider, has added Dinsmore, a leading provider of polymer 3D printing services, to its manufacturing solutions network. This transaction marks the fifth acquisition for ADDMAN over the past 24 months, including high-profile companies such as 3rd dimension and Castheon. The addition of Dinsmore…

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  • As initially reported by the Belgian newspaper De Tijd, and subsequently picked up by the Brussels Times and various tech and 3D printing websites, Meta (yes, that Meta) has acquired the Belgian 3D printed smart lenses startup Luxexcel. According to the Brussels Times, the story was confirmed by Meta on…

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  • Braskem acquires 3D printing filament supplier taulman3D - doubling the company's additive manufacturing market share.

    Braskem, one of the largest polyolefins producers in the Americas, and a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, has acquired taulman3D, a leading 3D filament supplier of nylon, recycled PETG, and PET filaments to aerospace, automotive, healthcare, industrial, government, and higher education professionals worldwide. The…

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  • ArianeGroup extends partnership with GKN Aerospace for the next phase of Ariane 6 turbines and Vulcain nozzles.

    GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with ArianeGroup to supply the next phase of Ariane 6 turbines and Vulcain nozzles. The contract includes the manufacturing and supply of units for the next 14 Ariane 6 launchers – to be produced from now until 2025, and covers the industrialization period of…

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  • Hexagon acquires digital twin creation company Loclab - strengthening Hexagon’s ability to make its Smart Digital Reality more accessible.

    Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies, has acquired LocLab – a company whose proprietary technology, enabled by a high degree of automation using proven workflows and artificial intelligence, allows the cost- and time-efficient creation of digital twins. This is Hexagon’s second…

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