BOSTON—Printed elastomer specialist Adaptive3D has been acquired by 3D printing company Desktop Metal. It will expand the material range available for its printers.
Plano, Texas-based Adaptive3D manufactures elastomers for additive manufacturing. The products are compatible with high-throughput manufacturing, and are used in consumer, health care, industrial, transportation and oil & gas applications. The company's core technology was developed with DARPA funding.
"We are thrilled to partner with Desktop Metal to enable additive manufacturing through our differentiated materials," said Walter Voit, founder and CEO of Adaptive3D. "This acquisition extends our already strong partnership with EnvisionTEC, enabling us to accelerate our growth into the $129 billion elastomer and flexible foams market just waiting for high-volume, additive manufacturing elastomer capabilities."