3D Systems have announced that they have acquired French company Phenix Systems a leader in Direct Metal Selective Laser Sintering 3D printers.
3D Systems have paid $15.1 million for 81% of the share capital and in accordance with the French Markets Authority will launch a simplified take-over bid on the remainging shares and voting rights.
Phenix Systems manufactures a range of Direct Metal 3D printers that print chemically pure metal and ceramic parts from fine powdered material. The powder material has a granularity of 6 to 9 microns and include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina.
Phenix’s customers include clients in the medical, aerospace and automotive industries.
“Phenix Systems is a strategic and differentiated addition to our extensive 3D content-to-print portfolio and we are thrilled to deliver these powerful solutions to our customers,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems. “Our proven track record in advanced manufacturing, combined with Phenix Systems extensive metals technology and expertise represents a true game-changer that empowers our customers to manufacture the future.”
This is the latest in a long line of acquisitions for 3D Systems which includes rapid prototyping company RPDG which sees them gaining traction in industrial markets where 3D printing can be used for manufacturing, in addition to prototyping.