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Tuesday, Sep 10
3D Systems buys maker of 3D-printed sugar confections
- 3D (DDD) has acquired The Sugar Lab, a 3D printing design firm focused on "printing customized, multi-dimensional, edible confections in real sugar." Terms are undisclosed; odds are the price tag isn't huge. (PR)
- 3D notes The Sugar Lab already leverages the company's Color Jet Printing tech to "print on a sugar bed using different flavored edible binders that meet all food safety requirements."
- The Sugar Lab's printing technique will be integrated with 3D's existing lineup of professional and consumer content-to-print platforms with a variety of production-quality applications as well as the ability to 3D print indulgences at home."
- 3D has been buying companies early and often, a strategy that has fueled some criticism. Other recent acquisitions: CRDM, Phenix Systems, TeamPlatform