ROCK HILL, S.C., July 15, 2013 – 3D Systems announced that it has closed its acquisition of Phenix Systems, a leading global provider of direct metal selective laser sintering 3-d printers based in Riom, France. The company paid $15.1 million for 81 percent of the share capital and will immediately launch a simplified takeover bid process in accordance with the French Markets Authority on the remaining shares and voting rights.
Phenix Systems designs and manufactures proprietary direct metal 3-D printers that print chemically pure, fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, nonferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina for a variety of aerospace, automotive and patient specific medical device applications. Phenix Systems strengthens 3-D Systems offerings and immediately positions it at the heart of these rapidly growing direct manufacturing opportunities.
“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.”
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