3D Systems announced the acquisition of Figulo, a leading provider of 3D printed ceramics for consumers, makers, artists, designers and architects. Figulo is changing the way ceramics are made by taking this time honored production and art form and transforming it with 21st century 3D printing technology. The company plans to immediately integrate Figulo's 3D printed ceramics into its rapidly growing
Cubify ecosystem and its professional cloud printing service, Quickparts, and to leverage Figulo's considerable ceramics materials and process knowledge to fast track the commercialization of its own family of end-user ceramic 3D printers for home decor labels, pottery shops, artists and hobbyists.
Figulo has a cloud-based model for manufacturing ceramic objects using 3D printing based on 3DS' ColorJet Printing (CJP) technology. Customers range from consumers and makers to artists, designers and architects.
3D printed ceramics from Figulo combine the high quality art form with the freedom of complexity allowed by 3D printing technology, empowering everyone from artists, designers and consumers to major decor labels to explore a new degree of what's possible for kitchenware, tiling, art and more.
"I couldn't think of a better home for Figulo than 3DS," said Andrew Jeffery, President and CEO, Figulo Corporation. "This is a dream combination of 3D Systems' powerful CJP full color technology with Figulo's extensive ceramic materials and process know-how to accelerate online and at home adoption and to unleash the full potential of professional and consumer ceramic 3D printing."
"With Figulo on board, we are enhancing both our Cubify and Quickparts capabilities and significantly expanding our materials and process expertise and know-how to fast track the commercialization of ceramic 3D printers," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems.
"Ceramic 3D printing creates a unique experience for this time honored art form and is sure to induce a new breed of artists, designers and major decor labels to incorporate 3D printing into their professional toolbox while consumers enjoy the next dimension of decor and art."