3D Systems Acquires Prototypers CEP and PROTOMETAL

  • July 08, 2010
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July 7, 2010 - 3D Systems acquired the business and assets of CEP and PROTOMETAL, two leading French rapid prototyping and manufacturing service providers, as part of the company's expansion of its 3Dproparts service in Europe.Based in Le Mans, France, CEP and PROTOMETAL deliver a comprehensive portfolio of rapid prototyping and manufacturing parts solutions to large and small businesses. CEP specializes in Selective Laser Sintering Manufacturing services and Urethane Casting while PROTOMETAL delivers simulated die casting metal parts directly from Additive Manufacturing patterns.3D Systems launched 3Dproparts Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service last October. The company plans to continue to expand its 3Dproparts service offerings domestically and internationally both through organic growth and additional strategic acquisitions. These new acquisitions significantly extend 3Dproparts geographical reach in Europe with a full range of design-to-manufacturing solutions."We are pleased to add two fine French prototypers to our rapidly growing 3Dproparts operations," said Abe Reichental, president and chief executive officer of 3D Systems. "We intend to continue with our geographical expansion within Europe and increase our menu of services for the benefit of our growing global customer base."About 3D Systems Corporation3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing systems and parts solutions. Its expertly integrated solutions reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts. Learn More

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