3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) will be acquiring Geomagic, a company that provides 3D imaging software to scan physical objects into 3D CAD models. In this video, Motley Fool industrial analysts Blake Bos and Isaac Pino discuss why they like this merger for a number of reasons, including the talent that Geomagic will be bringing on board, and why this could be part of a larger trend, as the U.S. and U.S. companies focus on becoming the additive manufacturing world leaders.

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