3D Systems is expanding its 3D printing empire by acquiring Rapid Product Development Group, who provide on-demand prototyping services through 3D printing and traditional manufacturing techniques.
3D Systems have plans to merge RPDG’s service capabilities into their Quickparts service which provides an online e-commerce system to procure low-volume and high-volume custom parts. RPDG is able to take CAD designs and quickly produce a high quality and precise physical model using a variety of materials and methods, including hi-res stereolithography (SLA), rapid urethane casting (RTV), PolyJet/Objet, selective laser sintering (SLS) and fused deposition modeling (FDM).
“We are honored to become part of 3D Systems, the recognized global 3D content-to-print leader,” said Tony Moran, CEO and Founder of RPDG. “Together, we can deliver the full impact of 3D printing and traditional manufacturing capabilities to our global customers.”