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...
Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

Hexagon completes its transformation

Hexagon is reinventing itself, moving from its legacy as a contract metals manufacturer and producer of valves, antennas and pressure vessels, to a conglomerate focusing on measurement technology. Today, the company said it has sold the last piece of the...
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...
Hexagon gets into drones

Hexagon gets into drones

Hexagon just keeps getting more interesting. Started out as a fish cannery and parts maker, sold off those businesses and acquired sophisticated measuring devices and software, GIS and then Intergraph … Lots of acquisitions in between, but today Hexagon...
Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

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...
Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

It’s been an interesting week. This is the second unanticipated deal to float into my inbox: hot on the heels of Intergraph adding GT STRUDL to its stable is ESI’s news that it has acquired CAMMECH (Cam Mechanical Solutions), based in Ho Chi Minh City,...
Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

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...