3D Systems buys Z Corp.


In a major development in additive manufacturing, rapidly growing 3D Systems is acquiring Z Corp. (Burlington, MA), an MIT-licensee that is the leader in multi-color inkjet 3D printing.

3D Systems says it is the first company capable of delivering an integrated platform of mixed 3D printing technologies, 3D content, and 3D design services.

The news is part of a wider announcement today in which the Contex Group, a subsidiary of Ratos AB, announced that it had signed an agreement to sell its subsidiaries, Z Corp. and VIDAR Systems, to 3D Systems Corp. for $137 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2011 or early 2012.
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