Company News Stratasys to acquire Origin

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Origin’s resin-based Programmable Photopolymerization (P3) technology expands Stratasys leadership in the fast-growing market for 3D-printed mass production parts

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The Origin One 3D printer enables customers to build high volumes of parts with industry leading accuracy, using wide range of durable resins
The Origin One 3D printer enables customers to build high volumes of parts with industry leading accuracy, using wide range of durable resins
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Stratasys Ltd. announced it signed an agreement to acquire 3D printing start-up Origin Inc. in a transaction for total consideration of up to 100 million dollar, including cash and stock. The merger enables Stratasys to expand its leadership through innovation in the fast-growing mass production parts segment with a next-generation photopolymer platform. Subject to various approvals and other closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in January 2021.

Stratasys expects Origin’s proprietary Programmable Photopolymerization (P3) technology to be an important growth engine for the company, adding up to 200 million dollar incremental annual revenue within five years. The acquisition will help fortify Stratasys’ leadership position in polymers and production applications of 3D printing in industries such as dental, medical, tooling, and select industrial, defense, and consumer goods segments.

“Our customers are looking for additive manufacturing solutions that enable use of industrial-grade resins for mass production parts with process and quality control,” said Stratasys CEO Yoav Zeif. “We believe Origin’s software-driven Origin One system is the best in the industry by combining high throughput with incredible accuracy. When combined with Origin’s extensive materials ecosystem and our industry-leading go-to-market capabilities, we believe we will be able to capture a wide range of in-demand production applications on a global scale. Together with our intended entry into powder bed fusion technology, the acquisition of Origin reflects another step in fulfilling our objective to lead in polymer additive manufacturing by offering comprehensive, best-in-class technologies and solutions to create a fully digital additive value chain, designed for Industry 4.0 integration.”

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