BCN3D acquires 3-D printing cloud platform Astroprint
Posted on 09 Sep 2021 and read 1207 times
, a leading manufacturer of desktop 3-D printers, has acquired AstroPrint
, a cloud-based 3-D printing platform. Both companies entered into an acquisition agreement last April and completed the transaction in July.
This investment provides BCN3D with the opportunity to not only release a new cloud platform, but to also have an experienced software team dedicated to the future development of BCN3D’s 3-D printing solutions.
Founded in San Diego, California in 2013, AstroPrint has more than 200,000 registered users in 130 different countries, 60% of which are based in the USA and the platform has an average of 2,000 3-D printers connected simultaneously. BCN3D will maintain AstroPrint as an independent platform and will continue to develop new functionalities for its user base.
Following this acquisition, BCN3D will continue to explore other opportunities to develop its long-term vision of providing high-grade solutions that ‘enable innovators to create the future’.
The integration of AstroPrint’s technology in the BCN3D cloud will undoubtedly bear benefits for both its clients and the development of Industry 4.0 in the future.
BCN3D will work with AstroPrint’s software engineering team for future developments to create brand new products never seen before in the 3-D printing industry. The fusion of these two software teams will be spearheaded by AstroPrint’s co-founder and CTO Daniel Arroyo, who will now become BCN3D’s chief software officer.
BCN3D’s CEO Xavier Martínez Faneca said: “We see this as a new chapter in our quest to offer the best solution to clients across both hardware and software. We are certain that this acquisition of a company with such expertise in this field will serve to boost our BCN3D printing profile and help it to reach its full potential, and that the merging of our teams will undoubtedly provide countless benefits.”
Mr Arroyo added: “Our collaboration with BCN3D brings us the challenge and pleasure of developing more advanced solutions for BCN3D clients. We are very excited to pair our software with BCN3D’s hardware in order to unlock tremendous value via deep hardware and software integrations and innovations.”