Our History


The Beginning

Oqton founded in San Francisco, USA, by former Autodesk VP Samir Hanna, and Sr. Director Dr. Ben Schrauwen with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on the board

First AI-driven software solution for a self-driving factory launched, focused on the future of manufacturing

Oqton acquires Belgian company Thrinno for AM file prep


On the rise

Developed AI-driven robotic support removal solution

First international office opened in Ghent, Belgium as the company starts to expand

Invested in early-stage IoT analytics as a product foundation

First office in China opened in Shanghai

Installed first industrial robot in
Ghent, Belgium


Key Milestones Achieved

First AI-segmented dental part classification developed using machine learning

Released AI-powered 3D printing software tailored for dental labs

First WaaM solution and 3D scanning application launched

Exhibited for the first time at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany



Launch of MOS 2.0

50 employees across San Francisco, Shanghai, Copenhagen and Ghent

2.0 launch of cloud based Oqton Factory OS, now known as Manufacturing OS

Further advancements in AI segmentation for the dental application


Game-Changing Acquisition

Series A funding round raises $40M from Fortino Capital, Sandvik, and PMV

Multiple industry partnerships established with leading OEMs including HP, Microsoft, Nexa3D, and Stratasys

Oqton acquired by 3D Systems for $180 million and established as an independent software subsidiary


Oqton's Expansion

3D Systems software products transferred to Oqton, including 3DXpert, Geomagic Design X, Geomagic Control X, Geomagic Wrap, Geomagic4SW, Freeform, Amphyon and D2P

Rapid growth to over 300 employees worldwide with new offices established in Germany, France, Japan, Korea and India

Dental OEM partnerships established with Eplus3D, 2oneLab, Labtrac, and Dental Axess

Expanded Oqton software solutions presented globally at tradeshows such as IMTS, TCT Asia, Formnext, Rapid, AMUG, Control, LMT LabDays, and Dental South China

3DXpert moves to quarterly releases available on subscription


Diversifying into the energy industry

Oqton entered the energy sector in partnership with Baker Hughes

Industrial Additive OEM partnership established with Trumpf, Xact Metal, Farsoon, Castor, and Twikit

Robotic welding solution divested to ArcNC. Oqton focuses on additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, and dental production

Geomagic solutions move to quarterly releases available on subscription

Oqton Manufacturing OS reaches a milestone of automating the production of more than 3 million dental parts.