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Germany’s business and political elite should have realized what might be afoot when Midea first acquired a stake in Kuka in August. Now, with Midea offering up 4.5 billion euros and a 60% premium, it’s arguably too late....More
Chinese appliance leader Midea offered up more than 4.5 billion euros for Kuka, but the EU Digital Commissioner says the German robotics company should look closer to home for a savior investor....More
When Chuck Hull invented stereolithography in the early 1980s, he had some ideas about what it might spawn, but he could have never imagined the scope of the current 3D-printing world. Now the CTO of 3D Systems, the company he founded in 1983, Hull is the benevolent father figure of a booming industry....More
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