3D Systems completes acquisition of Phenix Systems

July 17, 2013
3D Systems paid $15.1 million for 81% of the share capital of this French provider of 3D printers and will immediately launch a simplified take-over bid process.

Rock Hill, SC – 3D Systems has closed its acquisition of Phenix Systems that was announced last month. Phenix Systems is a global provider of direct metal selective laser sintering 3D printers based in Riom, France.

3D Systems, a provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials, and on-demand custom parts services, paid $15.1 million for 81% of the share capital and will immediately launch a simplified take-over bid process in accordance with the French Markets Authority on the remaining shares and voting rights.

Phenix Systems designs and manufactures proprietary direct metal 3D 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, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals, and alumina for a variety of aerospace, automotive, and patient specific medical device applications.

“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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