3D Systems buys 3D printing-focused "digital play platform"

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

Acquisition-hungry 3D Systems (DDD +0.2%) has purchased Digital PlaySpace (DPS), creator of a "digital play platform" that combines 3D-printed toys and dollhouse items with design tools and social sharing features for kids. Terms are undisclosed.

DPS' platform relies on a site (DigitalDollhouse.com) and a Facebook app. Objects designed using the platform can be produced using one of 3D's consumer/enthusiast-focused Cube printers, or through its Cubify online printing service.

The acquisition follows a deal with Hasbro to create "play experiences powered by 3D printing," and the purchase of 3D toy modeling firm Gentle Giant Studios.