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DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

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We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and angel investor back in 2015. The company, also known for its unique post-processing technology for SLS 3D printed parts, is a partner to Additive Elements, another German startup, and has shown remarkable growth over the last few years, going from 8 original colors to a total of 17, all perfectly matching Pantone and other standardized colors. After attending formnext in 2016, DyeMansion made its first official North American visit to attend the annual AMUG conference in March.

DyeMansion at AMUG [Image: Pia Harlaß]

DyeMansion shared a booth at AMUG with EOS, and told 3DPrint.com that it had big plans for expansion to the United States.

Marketing manager Pia Harlaß told 3DPrint.com at the time, “Our current plan is to set up facilities in the US later this year to provide a coloring service and have a show room with our systems for demonstrating our solutions to potential customers. We also just applied for the German Accelerator, a program for tech startups from Germany that want to come to the US. So if everything goes according to plan, we’ll be in San Francisco from August on. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.”

Crossing their fingers certainly paid off…DyeMansion was the only hardware startup of the recent German Accelerator Tech program, and it won the round, paving the way for the company to bring its industrial post-processing solutions and innovative coloring of powder-based, additively manufactured plastic parts to Silicon Valley this July.

(L-R) Felix Ewald (CEO), Pia Harlaß (Marketing), and Daniel Stroh (US Sales) at the German Accelerator final event in Berlin.

The funding program supports German technology startups and emerging companies with high potential, and offers financial support to help these companies make a successful entrance into the US market and scale business on a global level. It’s financed by, among other things, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and allows the 18 competing startups to choose office space in either New York City or Silicon Valley. The German Accelerator Tech program has given over 100 German startups a good start in the US through valuable business connections, workshops and boot camps, support services and access to industry mentors for 3-9 months.

DyeMansion’s color capabilities displayed at formnext 2016 [Photo: Sarah Goehrke]

DyeMansion has chosen the High Technology Centre in Silicon Valley for its German Accelerator Tech program initial phase office space.

“We are delighted to have the unique opportunity of getting to know Silicon Valley,” said Felix Ewald, DyeMansion CEO. “In addition to the many established start-ups, big corporations such as HP and BMW have their development labs there. The German Accelerator program will help us settle down quickly and hopefully make the first correct choices.”

The company will begin its anticipated US launch with a second official North American visit, to the RAPID + TCT event, held next week in Pittsburgh. Just like at AMUG, DyeMansion will be co-exhibiting with EOS North America at RAPID, and will be introducing the US version of its DM60 dyeing machine at the joint booth. Additionally, the company will be opening a second location in the US, hopefully sometime in the fall.

To learn more about DyeMansion’s DM60 industrial coloring solution for additively manufactured plastics, take a look at the video:

Discuss in the DyeMansion forum at 3DPB.com.

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