Category Archives: Business

Renishaw opens two new AM Solutions Centres in Spain and Italy

UK-based additive manufacturing specialist Renishaw has opened two new additive manufacturing Solutions Centres, one in Barcelona, Spain, and the other in Torino, Italy. The centres will give local companies access to Renishaw’s equipment and expertise, aiming to create a secure development environment for businesses. The Solutions Centres will give customers access to systems including Renishaw’s […]

Bigger than a unicorn, further $160m funding for Desktop Metal breaks records

Desktop Metal, the MA-based metal 3D printer manufacturer, has closed a new $160 million funding round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies. The Series E round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), a venture capital and private equity firm with revenues over $110 billion and helmed by Chase Koch of the famed financier dynasty. Also […]

Interview: AMFG obtains £350K from Innovate UK to spur development of AI for additive manufacturing

AMFG, a 3D printing software company based in the UK, has announced it has secured £350 thousand in funding from Innovate UK to further the development of its AI and machine learning technology for additive manufacturing. As part of the project, AMFG will be working with key partners, including the University of Nottingham’s Centre for […]

Interview: AMFG obtains £350K from Innovate UK to spur development of AI for additive manufacturing

AMFG, a 3D printing software company based in the UK, has announced it has secured £350 thousand in funding from Innovate UK to further the development of its AI and machine learning technology for additive manufacturing. As part of the project, AMFG will be working with key partners, including the University of Nottingham’s Centre for […]

GEFERTEC and Linde Group partner to explore process gas and oxygen for metal 3D printing

GEFERTEC, the German developer and provider of 3DMP metal 3D printers and technology, has partnered with Linde Group, a Munich-based chemical company, to investigate process gas and oxygen within metal additive manufacturing. Gases significantly influence the material properties of an additively manufactured part. Within the chamber of a 3D printer, the gas composition affects the […]

Evonik expands industrial 3D printing portfolio, acquires Structured Polymers

German industrial chemical corporation Evonik has acquired 3D printing materials Austin based start-up Structured Polymers Inc. Deemed “The Future of SLS Powder” Structured Polymers’ specialism is color, with their TrueBlack powder described as “the world’s first SLS ink with inherent color”. As such, these powders do not require any recoloring, i.e. painting or dyeing, after 3D […]

Optomec LENS metal 3D printing systems to be sold to U.S. government

New Mexico metal additive manufacturing specialist Optomec has entered into a partnership with Phillips Federal, a leading machine tool supplier for the U.S. government. Under the terms of this agreement, Phillips Federal will be reselling Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to the military and other departments responsible for governmental R&D. Jamie Hanson, VP of […]

Vention raises $13M for machine building 3D modelling platform

Vention, a Canadian digital manufacturing platform, has raised $13 million ($17 million CAD) in series A funding to accelerate the development its cloud-based CAD software, MachineBuilder 3D. This software enables users to design custom industrial machinery using 3D modeling and AI-driven part suggestion. As a proof of concept, it has been used to construct a […]

Fortify raises $2.5 million to advance composite 3D printing technology

Fortify, the Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) company and recent winner of the Formnext 2018 startup challenge, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Provided by five strategic investors, the money has been used to expand the Fortify team and create new potential partnership opportunities. To begin later this year, the company is also seeking a further […]

Fortify raises $2.5 million to advance composite 3D printing technology

Fortify, the Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) company and recent winner of the Formnext 2018 startup challenge, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Provided by five strategic investors, the money has been used to expand the Fortify team and create new potential partnership opportunities. To begin later this year, the company is also seeking a further […]