- Expands manufacturing and distribution capacity
- Installs interactive 3D innovation and learning center at 3DS headquarters
- Extends R&D and engineering capabilities and capacity
- Creates hundreds of new jobs and opportunities in Rock Hill area
GE's purchases could drive additional 3-D printing M&A activity. But they also mean 3-D printer makers will be dealing with another deep-pocketed competitor.
U.S. Stocks held slight gains through the afternoon after weaker U.S. services activity pushed back the chances of a September interest rate hike.
Weaker chances of a rate hike when the Federal Reserve meets in two weeks left Wall Street in a bright mood on its return from the long Labor Day weekend.
GE is most likely to pursue smaller tack-on acquisitions instead of the megadeals seen last year.