More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Just off the newswire: Desktop Metal, a publicly-traded company, will acquire ExOne, also public, in a deal valued at $575 million. Each ExOne shareholder will get $8.50 in cash and $17 in Desktop Metal stock for each ExOne share, which implies a 48% premium to the...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Hexagon adds to its additive bench

One of the things I learned at Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE conference (but haven’t had time to write about yet, sorry) is that the company is on a mission regarding 3D printing (3DP). Planning, prepping, simulating, doing. Today, Hexagon announced that it is...
3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Not surprisingly, while a lot of us were at PTC’s Live Global user conference in Anaheim this week, everyone else was doing … whatever they were doing. And that, it turns out was quite a bit. 3D Systems Acquires (Most of) Phenix Systems 3D Systems makes...
3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

ExOne wants to displace traditional manufacturing

I discovered ExOne earlier this year, when I did a quick survey of the 3D printing universe for a client. ExOne’s rapid prototyping machines use glass, sand and metals in a binder jetting process that (the company says) is faster and can make larger prototypes...
3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Additive manufacturing roars into 2013

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is hot right now, making appearances in the US President’s State of the Union speech, popular crime-fighting TV shows and all over social media. But is it just hype over something about-to-happen, or are companies...