3D Printing giant 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) recently announced its latest acquisition: a French start-up COWEB that creates consumer customized 3D printed items. The plan for 3D Systems is to add COWEB’s consumer products to the portfolio on Cubify. Terms of the transaction have not been released.
COWEB has built innovative tools to create licenced collectibles and a wide range of various custom figurines that are possible to personalize and 3D print in full color, through the use of uploaded photos. Once the COWEB system is integrated within 3D Systems’ Cubify platform these capabilities will enable creative collaborations.
According to Sarah Stocker, Senior Director, Consumer Solutions Business, 3D Systems, “COWEB’s creative approach to delivering unique products to a growing consumer audience matches up perfectly with the Cubify platform. We look forward to welcoming the COWEB team to 3D Systems’ Cubify where fans and consumers alike can actually co-create new and unique, one-of-a-kind products.”
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.