HP has announced the acquisition of 3D scanning company, David Vision Systems GmbH to advance its Sprout 3D technology and wider 3D ecosystem.
HP describes the German scanning leaders’ 3D hardware and software as “an essential enabler for Sprout” and builds on its mission to create a complete end-to-end 3D network paired with its recently launched HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution.
HP will acquire David’s scanning, stitching and fusing solution that results in radical improvements in scan quality. David provides industry-leading 3D scanning technology and solutions with scan algorithms and automated calibration methods. HP hopes the technology will be a significant boost to its all-in-one Sprout platform which includes 3D capture, editing and streamlined printing, through which HP will reach a broad range of industries, including education, healthcare, design and research. More specifically, the acquisition allows HP to evolve its Sprout 3D Capture and Immersive Computing portfolio and incorporate David’s preeminent 3D scanning solutions as an enabling component for 3D printing.
As part of the deal, HP will also acquire the David team, which brings deep technical and business 3D experience with it. Financial terms were not disclosed.
At the recent launch of its anticipated 3D printing technology, HP claimed that it believes it will “win in 3D” and this acquisition is further evidence that the computer technology giant aims to achieve that from all angles of the 3D technologies industry. The Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution was unveiled to a positive response at the RAPID 2016 event in Orlando back in May and is set to be available on the market later this year.