Asimov Ventures Announces Investment in Collider: 3D Printing Startup Promises to Deliver High Speed & New Materials

Share this Article

asimov_ventures_logoWhen a major new technology arises, it grows from several directions. Take 3D printing, for example. As it begins to supplant traditional manufacturing methods, older manufacturing companies are integrating it into their services and, in many cases, creating new divisions specifically dedicated to additive manufacturing. However, the most exciting and innovative ideas in 3D printing tend to come out of the startups, which is what drove the formation of Asimov Ventures, the venture capital firm that launched last summer.

GT15-GrahamBredemeyer

Graham Bredemeyer

Dedicated solely to funding startups in emerging technology fields, particularly 3D printing and robotics, Asimov Ventures has already invested in several promising companies such as CleverPet, Metamason and Wiiv. The latest addition to the company’s portfolio is Collider, a Chattanooga-based startup that was born from the city’s GIGTank accelerator program. Collider’s founder, Graham Bredemeyer, worked for GIGTank as the head of the program’s 3D printing track; he also previously worked for Shapeways.

Details about Collider are being kept fairly under wraps thus far, including a fairly sparse website (which teases “All new speeds” and “All new materials”), but the information they have offered is enticing: a new, proprietary technology that will allow industrial companies to 3D print parts in materials that have to date only been available for traditional manufacturing processes.

Collider’s new technology will allow the additive manufacturing of industrial grade plastic parts that will have mechanical properties identical to traditionally manufactured parts. This should greatly appeal to companies who have so far been hesitant to use 3D printing for low volume production grade parts, functional prototypes and rapid tooling.

“Collider’s technology is a game changer and we are thrilled to be an early stage investor,” said Alan M. Meckler, General Partner at Asimov Ventures. “Many industrial companies will no longer have to sacrifice material capabilities in producing 3D printed parts as they will be able to use the exact same materials they use today to make parts.”

collider2

Furthermore, Collider expects that their new technology will allow for print speeds that will match the latest high speed printing technologies. A pilot program will be launched this year, with several top industrial companies involved. While details about the types of materials developed by Collider have not yet been released, the technology is expected to lend itself to several new materials that will be valuable to target customers.

Collider is also benefiting from an investment from the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, a capital fund dedicated to driving economic growth and entrepreneurship in the region. More details about Collider and their new technology will be forthcoming before long, but at this time a lot of information is being kept under wraps for intellectual property reasons. However, private inquiries can be made directly to Asimov Ventures at [email protected].  Discuss this investment in the Collider forum on 3DPB.com.

 

Share this Article


Recent News

Mimaki Integrates Fraunhofer’s Cuttlefish 3D Printer Driver into 3DUJ-553 Systems

Operation Namaste Making 3D Printed Molds for Prosthetic Aligners in Nepal



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Jumbo 3D Manufacturing Partners with MOBILIS Medical for 3D Printing in Healthcare

Last year, diversified business Jumbo Group, which is the UAE’s leading distributor of IT and consumer electronics, launched a new business dedicated to 3D printing called Jumbo 3D Manufacturing. Now,...

Interview with RESA’s Glen Hinshaw on 3D Printing Shoes

Glen Hinshaw’s path to 3D printing is more circuitous than most. He used to ride in professional cycling circuits, was on the US Postal cycling team, founded a circuit board...

Thermwood & Purdue: 3D Printed Composite Molds to Make Compression Molding Parts

If I had to name one company that’s an expert in terms of machining, I’d say Indiana-based Thermwood Corporation, the oldest CNC machine manufacturing company in business. The company has...

TU Delft: A New Approach for the 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic

In the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis,’ authors (from TU Delft) Juan Sebastian Cuellar, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld, Amir Abbas Zadpoor, and Dick Plettenburg outline...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Services & Data

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!