3D Systems announced that it has acquired American Precision
Prototyping (APP) and sister company American Precision Machining
(APM), both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced
manufacturing, product development and engineering services, further
extending its service bureau operations in the United States. Details
of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, APP and APM bring over 24 years of
combined advanced prototyping and manufacturing service bureau
experience to 3DS with significant aerospace presence. Their production
capabilities include a strong regional infrastructure and long-term,
key relationships with companies in the sector.
"APP and APM bring a wealth of experience and bench strength in both
advanced manufacturing and the aerospace industry that is highly
complementary to our offerings," said Ziad Abou, Vice President and
General Manager, Quickparts for 3DS. "This acquisition further enhances
our North American capabilities and expertise."
"3D Systems is, bar none, the recognized leader in advanced
manufacturing with an exceptional track record in providing the highest
quality parts services globally," said Jason Dickman, President of APP.
"We have been a long-standing customer of 3DS' SLA and SLS printers,
materials and software, and we couldn't be more excited to join the
team as it positions us to provide unparalleled parts services to our
customers far into the future."