Align Technology acquires 3D printing company Cubicure

Align Technology (Nasdaq:ALGN) announced that it completed the acquisition of 3D printing company Cubicure.

Cubicure offers 3D printing solutions for polymer additive manufacturing. It develops, produces and distributes innovative materials, equipment and processes for novel 3D printing solutions.

Tempe, Arizona-based Align plans for the acquisition to support and scale its strategic innovation roadmap and strengthen its Align Digital Platform. It also extends and scales Align’s printing, materials and manufacturing capabilities for its 3D-printed product portfolio. That portfolio includes the recently FDA-cleared Palatal Expander system.

Cubicure offers patented hot lithography that uses a special heating and coating mechanism. It enables the processing of highly viscous resins to produce tough, temperature-resistant polymers. Srini Kaza, Align SVP for product R&D, said in a news release that the company has worked with Cubicure “for yea…

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