Blog Written by Hutch Hutchison, Director, Technology & Engineering Matching, FuzeHub
Xerox and 3-D Systems announced a merger on Wednesday, December 18, slated to help both companies grow. 3-D Systems acquired the product design, chemistry, and engineering portion of Xerox’s Warrenville, Oregon R&D Facility for $32Million. The R&D Facility, originally acquired by Xerox from Textronix in 2000, will add 100 capable engineers to 3-D Systems R&D team, allowing it to expand its R&D spending by 75-100% in the next few years! Wow, wondering what can come out of that can be staggering!
The facility was responsible for the development of one of the most effective means of color printing via solid material. Xerox and 3-D systems have collaborated for years, the result being 3-D Systems’ ProJet line of color 3-D printers. After the merger, 3-D Systems gains the R&D expertise and facility, while Xerox will maintain ink and print head development resources along with research relevant for digital printing and the 3D markets. (“Blades for those razors!”)
Read more about it and see comments from both companies: Xerox/3D Systems merger