by General Fabb
3D Systems has acquired another regional 3D print service bureau: The Innovative Modelmakers BV, a Dutch company. According to 3D System's press release, TIM is a "leading full service provider of on-demand custom parts services".
They plan on integrating TIM's business into the 3D Systems' already operating On Demand parts service, specifically 3D Systems Benelux.
We're not sure, but it appears that TIM does a bit more than simply 3D printing, as their site mentions "3.5 Axis milling machines" and "modelmaking craftsman".
Could this mean 3D Systems' services are blossoming into more broad manufacturing technologies, similar to the approach Stratasys' RedEye services have done?