Autodesk nabs netfabb to boost 3D printing

Autodesk nabs netfabb to boost 3D printing

Not a dull week — not at all. Autodesk just stepped up its game in 3D printing by saying it intends to acquire netfabb, a German software company, and by making a strategic investment in netfabb’s parent company, FIT Technology. netfabb makes software that...
3D Systems snaps up Cimatron for just under $100 million

3D Systems snaps up Cimatron for just under $100 million

3D Systems and Cimatron today announced that 3D Systems will acquire all outstanding shares of Cimatron for $8.97 per share in cash for a total of around $97 million, including cash. That $8.97 is a 48% premium to Cimatron’s closing price on the Nasdaq on...
Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. That’s better than recent months but bad news...
Stratasys snaps up 3rd production facility this week

Stratasys snaps up 3rd production facility this week

The news from the additive manufacturing world just won’t slow down, and this week seems to be focusing on building service capacity. This morning, Stratasys announced that it is acquiring “certain assets” of Interfacial Solutions, a Wisconsin...
Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

We’re used to 3D printer news coming from hardware vendors like Stratasys and 3D Systems. But there are software vendors in this space, too, and the hardware vendors are looking to service bureaus to strengthen their ties with customers — it’s not...
Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

Remember how I wrote on Monday that the PLMish world was quiet, at least as far as acquisitions were concerned? I spoke too soon! Yesterday we learned of three deals, one in process modeling and two in 3D printing. Neither is an April Fool’s joke, though there...
Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

Welcome to a new week. If you were off last week, welcome back; we missed you. Grab a cup of coffee and an apple (or, let’s be real, a pastry) and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … Last week was relatively quiet on the economic news front, though civil...
Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Happy Monday! If you’re in the US, odds are you have the day off. Traditionally, you’d be out car shopping but you’re probably still in your jammies, watching the Olympics. Great men’s hockey game on Saturday, huh? Shame it had to be decided on...
Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Welcome to a new week! Since we know you had an excellent weekend, overdosing on Olympic coverage, you forgot all that happened last week. Pour yourself a hot beverage and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … According to payroll data, the US...
3D Systems preannounces, shocks Wall Street

3D Systems preannounces, shocks Wall Street

3D Systems Corporation today preannounced results for Q4 that sent its share price tumbling, down 20% at 11AM Eastern. The topline news is good: full year revenue is expected to be around $513 million, just below the midpoint of its prior guidance. Organic revenue is...