Create it REAL Closes Successful €1.3M Investment Round, Focuses on 3D Printing Speed and Security
Danish R&D company Create it REAL specializes in additive manufacturing, and uses its unique development platform to create 3D printers on-demand for companies interested in disrupting and driving their industries with 3D printing. Create it REAL, well-known for developing the first real-time processor dedicated to 3D printing back in 2013, was founded in 2009 in the Danish Silicon Valley of Aalborg. In its efforts to bring about faster, expanded 3D printing production options, the company has integrated both the MyMiniFactory 3D library and an augmented reality feature into its REALvision slicing software.
Today, the company announces that it has just closed a successful €1.3M investment financing round (DKK 10 million).
“Our goal is to make people more creative thanks to better 3D printers and to build a safe platform where makers, designers, companies will be able to value their creations,” Create it REAL Marketing and Sales Director Ghislain Gauthier told 3DPrint.com.
“There is a strong competition in the 3D printing market where all the startups and larger companies fight to grow. We believe we can help them to overcome their R&D issues so they can focus on selling and support their customers.”
The Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden), which provides expertise and capital to burgeoning Danish companies, led the investment funding round. Create it REAL says that the funds raised will be used to speed up and secure 3D printing.
“Create it REAL technology and business model is helping companies worried about using 3D printing to make the jump safely,” said Stig Poulsen, Partner and Area Director at Vækstfonden. “They are solving the intellectual property issue so many companies are afraid of. File integrity, security and quality is at the heart of this project.”
The company sells its platform to corporate end-users and 3D printer manufacturers for various ad-hoc projects, and the major benefit from the patent-pending technology behind the platform is a print speed that’s up to five times faster than that of most standard FDM 3D printers currently on the market.
“This is a strong argument when customers realize how slow 3D printers are, and of course we can print faster with the same quality, no trade-off. Better speed means better ROI and productivity,” explained Create it REAL Founder Jeremie Pierre Gay. “But most important, we recently added an end-to-end encryption allowing our customers to secure 3D files and protect their integrity and IP rights. Files are decrypted only in the printer making sure nobody can access them. It is as easy as listening to music on Spotify where end-users can browse a catalogue and 3D print as much as their subscription allows it.”
The Create it REAL platform was developed and produced in Denmark, and is compatible with both FDM and SLA 3D printers. The most recent version is, according to Create it REAL, “now as competitive as a high end open source board.” The company’s REALvision slicer supports STL and G-code files, and also offers end-to-end encryption support to help solve 3D printing copyright issues and secure designers’ intellectual property.
“The strong interest we are seeing from large companies in the maritime industry looking for a secured platform, confirms our approach is the right one and will appeal to other industries as well. Further solutions under development will soon make 3D printing even simpler, limiting user interaction to a few clicks,” said Gay.
“For the moment, Create it REAL need to expand its 3D printer manufacturers portfolio to meet corporate customers demand in different segments. We have requests for large printers, PEEK printers, Metal FDM printers… so we are looking for manufacturers willing to work with us on these new challenges and open new markets.”
According to Create it REAL, which is always looking to develop strong, long-term partnerships with other companies, the funds raised in the successful investment round will help with efforts to expand its development team, along with its visibility outside of the 3D printing industry.
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