Additive Manufacturing: 3-D Systems grows R&D with Xerox merger

FuzeHub Staff FuzeHub Blog, Must Read Slider 0 Comments

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

Xerox and 3-D Systems announced a merger, slated to help both companies. 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, 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *