A Powerful Punch

As MMT Publisher Claude Mas and senior editor Matt Danford attended Euromold last week, 3D Systems and Cimatron announced that they have combined forces to expand the power of digital design and manufacturing.

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This latest acquisition highlights once again the complementary nature of toolmaking and additive manufacturing.

Tom Charron, 3D Systems (3DS) VP of Product Marketing explains that they are "expanding beyond purely additive" with this acquisition, which is similar to their recent acquisitions of Rapidform, Colibre and Geometric. 3DS is focused on designing components, not just printing them.

"It's all about the entire value proposition for manufacturing, and Cimatron gives us the ability to play on the non-additive side of digital fabrication," says Charron.

3D Systems (3DS) provides advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Cimatron provides integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products and solutions for manufacturing. Cimatron’s products are used worldwide by companies for their 3D production molds, tools and dies in a wide variety of functional end-use manufacturing applications. Together they will continue to push additive manufacturing and toolmaking forward.

“We are delighted to combine our leading 3D CAD/CAM software products with 3DS’ expanding design and manufacturing digital thread,” says Danny Haran, CEO of Cimatron. “We have always been focused on providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and shorten product delivery time, and as part of 3DS we can substantially accelerate our progress and extend our reach and impact”.

Read release here.

We'll keep an eye on how these two companies will continue to push technology innovation to improve your mold manufacturing operations.

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