Stratasys (SSYS) is acquiring Interfacial Solutions, a provider of thermoplastics R&D/production services. Deal terms are undisclosed.
Stratasys notes Interfacial has been "instrumental" to its thermoplastic material R&D, and also makes some of it. CEO David Reis states Interfacial gives Stratasys "significant expertise in plastics and filament," and expects it to accelerate the company's materials development for its mainstay fused deposition modeling (FDM) printing platforms, including MakerBot.
Two days ago, Stratasys announced it's buying 3D printing service bureaus Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies.