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Stratasys acquires Arevo’s Technology portfolio

Strengthening innovation leadership in composites additive manufacturing

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Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, has acquired Arevo’s technology portfolio, including its Intellectual Property (IP) estate. Previously based in Silicon Valley, Arevo, Inc. ceased operations in 2023.

Interestingly, when we conducted our very first studies on composites AM in 2015, Stratasys had just entered the robotic extrusion AM segment for chopped and continued fiber-reinforced polymers using technologies similar to the ones developed by Arevo. Both companies should have probably joined forces then because since then Arevo has overextended and ceased operations while Stratasys temporarily abandoned the segment as new players began to populate it.

Stratasys acquires Arevo’s Technology portfolio, strengthening innovation leadership in composites additive manufacturing
One of Stratasys’ first takes at implementing FDM technology on robotics AM extrusion of composite materials.

The acquisition of the IP estate includes multiple foundational patents in carbon fiber printing, Z-strength improvement achieved by localized laser melting and roller compaction, in-situ and AI build monitoring, and hardware design. The adoption of this technology in Stratasys FDM print systems enables Stratasys to extend its addressable manufacturing applications for its customers.

Stratasys will be able to accelerate the usage of FDM printing applications by eliminating customer adoption barriers associated with requirements for higher-performing parts including strength and isotropy, more reliable and consistent builds, and improved system throughput for better parts economics.

“The technology we’ve acquired allows for increasingly improved isotropy of physical properties in FDM parts, which opens up additional use for customers,” said Rich Garrity, Stratasys’ Chief Industrial Business Officer. “This investment continues our commitment to focusing our organic and inorganic innovation on applications and use cases that provide real value to our manufacturing customers, ensuring that Stratasys will continue to be the most relevant and attractive partner moving forward.”

This acquisition of assets reflects Stratasys’ clear strategy to create practical value for its customers by investing in innovation, through both organic R&D as well as the acquisition of technology and IP. The 2,600 total granted and pending patents in its portfolio differentiates Stratasys from the rest of the industry.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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