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    a company spun out by a furniture-maker

    Dear friends,

    "MX3D, a company spun out by a furniture-maker, will use an external 3D printing system it has developed to print a footbridge across a canal in Amsterdam."

    What's the meaning of "spin out" in this sentence? I've found the translation that the company has previously been part of a big corporation, but know has become separate and independent. Is it really so?

    Thanks

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    Re: a company spun out by a furniture-maker

    That's how I'd understand the phrase. Spun off from is the usual way to say this. Perhaps the sentence was written by a non-native speaker.
    I am not a teacher.

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