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GE Seeks to Drive 3D Printing Future With $1.4 Billion in Deals

  • Boards of Sweden’s Arcam and Germany’s SLM agree to offers
  • Tie-ups to create $1 billion 3D printing business by 2020

General Electric Co. placed a $1.4 billion bet on the future of factory production by purchasing a pair of 3D-printer companies, marking one of the most significant endorsements of the technology yet.

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