3D systems buys filament maker Village Plastics

|About: 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)|By:, SA News Editor

3D Systems (DDD +0.7%) is acquiring Village Plastics, a maker of filaments for a variety of 3D printing materials. Terms are undisclosed. (PR)

3D says it will immediately integrate Village's materials and manufacturing tech to "accelerate its development of advanced filament-based materials" for its consumer/enthusiast-focused Cube and CubeX printers. Village Plastics could help the Cube line better compete against MakerBot's Replicator printer line.

3D has been buying companies early and often in recent years. Other 2013 acquisitions: The Sugar Lab, Phenix Systems, CRDM, Geomagic.