Acquisitions & Partnerships

  • Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc., a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials headquartered in Austin, Texas. A corresponding agreement and plan of merger were executed and the transaction has been closed recently. The acquisition will provide Evonik access to a new patented technology that will allow the company…

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  • Phillips Federal Optomec LENS

    Optomec, a leader in industrial metal additive manufacturing solutions, has announced a partnership with Phillips Federal, the largest supplier of manufacturing equipment to the U.S. government. The partnership will enable Phillips Federal to resell Optomec Laser Engineering Net Shaping (LENS) systems to government agencies. As a reseller of Optomec’s LENS…

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  • Oceanz Heijcon acquisition

    Dutch 3D printing service provider Oceanz has announced the acquisition of Heijcon 3D Solutions, another Netherlands-based AM service bureau. With the acquisition, Ede-based Oceanz aims to strengthen its position in the professional additive manufacturing market. Part of the broader Heijcon Metal Solutions company, Heijcon 3D Solutions was founded in 2009…

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  • FIT AG has closed Boston Ceramics and is moving its Boston-based 3D printing production capability to their Lupburg facility in Germany. Boston Ceramics was founded by Andrew Jeffrey. After FIT’s acquisition in 2017, Jeffrey had remained as president. Further strengthening its activities in the US, FIT America had established a…

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  • ASTM DED Standards

    Standards organization ASTM International has announced a partnership with three UK-based organizations—the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Innovate UK and the British Standards Institution (BSI). Through the collaboration, the partners will aim to fast track the establishment of technical standards to drive the additive manufacturing industry. It is now a commonly…

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  • Velo3D TruForm Praxair

    California-based metal AM company Velo3D has announced a partnership with Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. (PST), a producer of premium specialty alloy-based powders for the aerospace and other industrial markets. Through the agreement, Velo3D will establish process parameters for new alloys with Praxair’s TruForm powders and will qualify the company as…

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  • LimaCorporate HSS

    LimaCorporate, an Italian multinational specialized in orthopaedics, is partnering with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one of the top orthopaedic hospitals in the U.S., to establish the first additive manufacturing facility for custom implants in a hospital environment. By founding the AM facility, the partners hope to improve the…

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  • Prodways hearing aid acquisition

    France-based 3D printing company Prodways Group announced the acquisition of Surdifuse-L’Embout Français, a leader in hearing aid technology and specifically in the production of 3D printed custom ear tips for hearing aids. Through the acquisition deal, Prodways now owns 100% of Surdifuse-L’Embout Français, a company which was formed in 2017…

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  • RF Circuit

    Nano Dimension, a leading provider of electronics 3D printers (and the only provider of material jetting-based electronic 3D printers), signed two more resellers within the EMEA region to market Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Pro additive manufacturing platform for printed electronics. The new companies will serve the Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg (Benelux) region and…

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  • AdditiveNow service

    Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs Limited has announced the formation of a new company, AdditiveNow. The new company was formed through a 50/50 incorporated joint venture with engineering firm WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd. The collaborative venture, which has been in the works for some time, was officially signed…

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