3D Systems acquires Laser Reproductions

Additive manufacturing specialist 3D Systems adds Laser Reproductions, a provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, to its Quickparts operations.

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3D Systems (3DS, Rock Hill, S.C., USA) announced on Aug. 6 that it has acquired Laser Reproductions (Gahanna, Ohio, USA), a provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced manufacturing service bureau experience with substantial production capabilities that are rooted in regional infrastructure and supported by long-term, key relationships with regional blue-chip companies.

"Laser Reproductions has a wealth of experience and bench strength that is highly complementary to our Quickparts offering," says Ziad Abou, vice president and general manager, Quickparts for 3DS. "This acquisition further enhances our on-demand, quick-turn cloud manufacturing services and drives accelerated adoption of our solutions through meaningful new customer relationships. We are delighted to add such powerful regional capabili6es to our growing North American footprint."

"3D Systems is the recognized leader in advanced manufacturing and has an exceptional track record in providing the highest quality parts services globally," says Paul Bordner, president of Laser Reproductions. "Having relied on 3D Systems' hardware, soeware and devices for years, we couldn't be more excited to join the 3DS team and be in a position to provide unrivaled parts services to our customers long into the future."