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General Electric Makes $1.4 Billion 3D Printing Play

General Electric (GE) today announced the acquisition of two 3D printing companies in Europe.

GE acquired Arcam and SLM Solutions, both suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, for $1.4 billion as the company looks to bulk up the use of 3D printing in the manufacturing of jet engines and cars.

Molndal, Sweden-based Arcam invented the electron beam melting machine for metal-based additive manufacturing and also produces advanced metal powders.

Lucbeck, Germany-based SLM Solutions produces laser machines for metal-based additive...


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