BCN3D Buys 3D Printing Cloud Platform AstroPrint

BCN3D obtains a key technology as well as expertise for the development of its cloud solutions, remaining dedicated to improving user experience, company says.

BCN3D obtains a key technology as well as expertise for the development of its cloud solutions, remaining dedicated to improving user experience, company says.

BCN3D and AstroPrint acquisition. Image courtesy of BCN3D and AstroPrint.


BCN3D has acquired AstroPrint, a 3D printing software company known for its cloud solutions that allow users to manage printers with ease and efficiency, the company says. Both companies entered into an acquisition agreement last April, and completed the transaction in July. This investment provides BCN3D with ability to release a new cloud platform, and to have an experienced software team dedicated to the future development of BCN3D’s 3D printing solutions, the company adds.

Founded in San Diego, CA, in 2013, AstroPrint is a cloud software platforms with more than 200.000 registered users in 130 different countries,
60% of which being based in the U.S. 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.

After this first acquisition, BCN3D will continue to explore inorganic growth opportunities to develop its long-term vision of providing high-grade solutions. BCN3D will utilize the entire software engineering team of AstroPrint for future developments to create brand new products.

The fusion of these two software teams will be spearheaded by co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Daniel Arroyo, who will also now assume 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,” says 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,” says Arroyo.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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