Arcam and SLM Solutions become the property of General Electric

General Electric

General Electric, a North American multinational, has just surprised the community after making a public offer to take control of two of the largest European companies related to the world of 3D printing, such as the Swedish Arcam and the German SLM Solutions. The purchase value of both companies amounts to more than impressive 1.400 million thus demonstrating, once again, that 3D printing is becoming a technology that is beginning to stop being used in prototyping to be something very real and tangible.

As a detail, tell you that General Electric has been one of the North American companies that has bet the most on the use of 3D printing in the manufacture of all kinds of parts, proof of what I say you have it in how the company itself uses this technology to manufacture the nozzles for its new LEAP aircraft engine, which in turn marked a major breakthrough in the use of 3D printing in mass production. Now, thanks to the acquisition of these two companies, General Electric will notably strengthen its position, achieving, in turn, rapid growth in the short term.

General Electric Launches $ 1.400 Billion Offer to Take Control of Arcam and SLM Solutions

Dividing the purchase and attending to everything published, we learn that General Electric has finally paid a total of $ 762 million by SLM Solutions, a company specialized in the manufacture of laser machines for 3D printing of products destined for aerospace, energy, health care and automotive companies. For its part, Arcam has cost General Electric another 685 million, the price he had to pay to take control of the inventor of a machine based on electron beams for metal 3D printing technology.

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