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.

  • Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) and aviation manufacturing pioneer AM Craft are partnering to align the two companies’ efforts to grow the demand for flight-certified 3D printed parts in the aviation…

  • Materialise and nTop are now collaborating via the integration of nTop Core, nTop’s implicit modeling API, with Materialise’s Magics 3D Print Suite and NxG Build Processor. This will allow manufacturers…

  • ZEISS enters metrology scanning partnership with Artec 3D - bringing a suite of new metrology tools to the most advanced 3D scanning users.

    Artec 3D, a leading professional 3D scanning hardware and software developer, has entered a far-reaching partnership with ZEISS, a leader in optics and optoelectronics. Together, the 3D data capturing companies…

  • Vision Miner, a leading global provider of high-quality industrial 3D printing solutions, completed the acquisition of AddWise, a prominent industrial manufacturer of 3D printing machines and related products valued at $14…

  • UPM and Authentise introduce the Vendor Managed Inventory solution to transform material management and traceability for manufacturers.

    United Performance Metals’ (UPM) Additive Solutions and Authentise, a pioneer in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, have entered a partnership to introduce the AM industry’s first Vendor Managed Inventory…

  • Phase3D correlates build anomalies to part defects - validated on two different laser PBF machines for the US Air Force and NASA.

    Phase3D, a company at the forefront of AM inspection, has correlated measurable metal powder bed fusion (PBF) build anomalies to final part defects in real time. This work was done…

  • HeyGears enters dental partnership with PostProcess - to optimize workflows and streamline post-processing procedures.

    HeyGears, a provider of innovative 3D printing dental solutions, and PostProcess Technologies, a renowned specialist in advanced post-processing solutions, have entered a strategic partnership aiming to elevate the quality, safety,…

  • nLIGHT and EOS enter AM laser technology agreement - making nLIGHT’s beam shaping lasers available in EOS’ metal AM systems.

    nLIGHT, a provider of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers, and EOS, a global leader of additive manufacturing technologies, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to pursue a joint strategic…

  • Bharat Fritz Werner, or BFW, India’s largest CNC machine tool manufacturer, has been taking steps to integrate (mostly) DED-based processes into its extensive CNC capabilities, initially led by AM industry…

  • AddUp integrates AdditiveLab software into AddUp Manager 7.6 - the software for metal 3D printing now includes a powerful simulation engine.

    AdditiveLab, a leader in simulation software development for metal additive manufacturing, has partnered with AddUp, a global metal additive manufacturing OEM, to release the latest version of AddUp Manager. This…

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