3D Systems acquires rapid prototyping firms

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — 3D Systems Inc. has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and its sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering services.

“APP and APM bring a wealth of experience and bench strength in both advanced manufacturing and the aerospace industry that is highly complementary to our offerings,” said Ziad Abou, vice-president and general manager, Quickparts for 3D Systems. “This acquisition further enhances our North American capabilities and expertise.”

“3D Systems is, bar none, the recognized leader in advanced manufacturing with an exceptional track record in providing the highest quality parts services globally,” added Jason Dickman, president of APP.

“We have been a long-standing customer of 3D Systems’ SLA and SLS printers, materials and software, and we couldn’t be more excited to join the team as it positions us to provide unparalleled parts services to our customers far into the future.”

3D Systems is based in Rock Hill. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.