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.

  • Exponential Technologies Ltd. (xT) is partnering with Aubert & Duval to further accelerate the industrial expansion of additive manufacturing (AM) and reduce barriers to deploying AM technologies at scale. The goal of the collaboration is to include Aubert & Duval’s metal powder products for powder bed fusion applications into the…

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  • Materialise and Proponent have entered a partnership that will raise the profile of 3D printing in aerospace aftermarket supply chains. Proponent, headquartered in Brea, California, is the world’s leading independent distributor of aircraft parts. Materialise, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium is a global leader in 3D printing solutions. With the partnership,…

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  • AML3D signed a framework agreement to partner with Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). The new framework agreement will support projects that utilize the unique facilities, capabilities, and expertise of IFM to develop next-generation materials and high strength alloys specifically tailored to WAM, furthering the technological and competitive advantage…

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  • PrinterPrezz, Inc. and Vertex Manufacturing have completed the merger between the companies, both active in the advanced manufacturing sector and specifically in advancing and evolving the AM workflow. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is significant as it marks one of the first times that a…

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  • 6K Additive, a division of 6K, has acquired Specialty Metallurgical Products (SMP) based in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. SMP specializes in titanium and zirconium tablets used as a grain refinery for the metal alloys market. The acquisition augments 6K Additive’s existing line of Ty-Gem compacts used in similar applications and markets.…

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  • Stratasys, an expert in polymer 3D printing solutions, has signed an agreement with French med-tech start-up Bone 3D, designed to put Stratasys 3D printing technology directly into the hands of France’s front-line medical professionals. Via Bone 3D’s Hospifactory initiative healthcare institutions now have direct access to an immediate, cost-effective, and…

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  • Nexeo Plastics and Covestro Additive Manufacturing (former DSM AM) are strengthening their partnership in 3D printing through the expansion of material and service offerings available through 3D at Nexeo Plastics. As a premier distributor, 3D at Nexeo Plastics will now also offer direct global distribution of additional Covestro filaments, as…

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  • Divergent Technologies harnesses the power of additive manufacturing to unleash innovation in the automotive industry, making them a global innovator in the advancement of economical serial production. They have developed a state-of-the-art Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS), which will now be strengthened with the addition of three production SLM NXG…

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  • Nexa3D,a maker of high speed polymer 3D printers, will open its first full-scale additive manufacturing customer center; NEXTFACTORY in Ventura CA, in partnership with Henkel. Co-located within the Nexa3D global headquarters, NEXTFACTORY provides current and potential customers with direct access to every aspect of the additive polymer manufacturing process, from…

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  • Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the current market leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, has acquired all remaining shares of Xaar 3D Ltd. from Xaar plc (LON: XAR), accelerating the company’s growth in production-scale 3D printing, based on internally developed SAF technology and the H350 3D printer. Stratasys previously owned a…

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