- BCN3D obtains a key technology as well as expertise for the development of its cloud solutions, remaining dedicated to improving user experience and offering features never before seen on the market
- CTO and Co-founder of AstroPrint Daniel Arroyo has been appointed Chief Software Officer of BCN3D. Arroyo will lead the joined forces of the BCN3D and AstroPrint software teams for this strategic move for BCN3D’s alignment of software to hardware
Barcelona (Spain), September, 7th, 2021.- BCN3D has acquired AstroPrint, a 3D printing software company known for its sophisticated cloud solutions that allow users to manage printers with ease and efficiency. 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 3D printing solutions.
Founded in San Diego, California in 2013, AstroPrint is one of the most well established cloud software platforms with more than 200.000 registered users in 130 different countries, 60% of which being based in the US and with an average of 2.000 printers connected simultaneously. BCN3D will maintain AstroPrint as an independent platform and will continue to develop new functionalities for its user base.
Following this first acquisition, BCN3D will continue to explore inorganic growth 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 near future and beyond. BCN3D will utilize the entire software engineering team of AstroPrint for future developments to create brand new products never seen before in the 3D printing industry. The fusion of these two software teams will be spearheaded by Co-founder and CTO Daniel Arroyo, who will also now take up his role as Chief Software Officer of BCN3D.
“We see this as a new chapter in our quest for offering the absolute best possible 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 to its full potential, and that the merging of our teams will undoubtedly entail countless benefits.” – Xavier Martínez Faneca, CEO of BCN3D.
“Our collaboration with BCN3D brings us the challenge and pleasure of developing more advanced solutions for BCN3D clients. We are super excited to pair our software with BCN3D’s hardware in order to unlock tremendous value via deep hardware and software integrations and innovations ” – Daniel Arroyo, CTO and Co-founder of AstroPrint, and newly appointed Chief Software Officer of BCN3D.
BCN3D is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of 3D printing solutions in the world with an installed base in more than 60 countries. Its main clients include Nissan, BMW, NASA, Camper, Louis Vuitton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
AstroPrint is a standardized Operating System and developer ecosystem for 3D Printers. Often called ‘The Microsoft of the 3D Printing Industry,’ it aims to become the standard platform that controls and distributes content to 3D printers. The company was originally accelerated by Techstars and counts Stanley Ventures, Mundi Ventures and 500 Startups across it’s investors.
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