ZMorph is a dynamic and undeniably unique 3D printing manufacturer, showing not only enormous potential themselves–but also allowing dedicated users to demonstrate theirs, and impressively so, with the bevy of versatile tools that come along with the ZMorph 3D printer and its wide range of tools.
This is a company that’s on the move–and today, in quite the literal sense–as ZMorph is coming to the US, by way of San Francisco. And they’ve been invited.
It’s no surprise to hear that the Polish company responsible for creating the first 3D printer with an interchangeable toolhead system has been asked to join the elite Hardware Club, thus prompting them to open a headquarters in California. The opportunity to be a part of Hardware Club is a great honor, and also offers numerous benefits to members–most especially in that they are given exposure to like minds within the industry–all who are involved in successful startups dedicated to 3D printing.
“It’s the first global scaling platform dedicated to hardware startups,” said Przemek Jaworski, CEO of ZMorph, regarding Hardware Club. “It’s very hard to get to this exclusive group, because club members are selected from the most promising startups worldwide.”
Along with being able to brainstorm, commiserate, and keep successful entrepreneurial energy flowing as a cohesive group within an industry becoming more and more competitive, members within Hardware Club are able to find guidance in seeking the best manufacturers, building their supply chains, and establishing quality networks that are relevant to their hardware. Scaling challenges can make or break a new company, and Hardware Club aims to smooth that path for startups that are just breaking out–as well as for more established companies, like ZMorhph, which are already well on their way with a proven and popular piece of equipment being used around the world.
Hardware Club began as a small group that has now grown to include 150 hardware founders who are able to share and gain knowledge. Those allowed to join must have a functional prototype or demo that offers potential in the industry, and is a candidate for global scaling.
“ZMorph is created out of passion for design and creativity, where all we do is in tune with our public mission–to make digital fabrication tools accessible and easy to use for everybody,” said Barbara Belvisi, co-founder of Hardware Club.
ZMorph isn’t just solidifying their position in the 3D printing market, however. They are also transforming it in allowing users to perform so many tasks from just one machine due to the interchangeable toolhead system. All of the benefits offered by 3D printing in terms of innovating, manufacturing independence, speed, and greater affordability are magnified with a system that also allows for CNC milling, laser cutting, and 3D printing with a variety of alternative materials–notably to include chocolate, ceramics, nylon, and more.
We’ve reported on ZMorph countless times, from stories regarding up-and-coming 3D printing designers and engineers using the ZMorph 3D printer, to impressive new investment deals that are going to further hardware releases, along with continual new offerings to their toolhead system that we all hope to see keep coming.
ZMorph thinks of their product as something akin to a Swiss army knife for the maker’s community–and that makes perfect sense to anyone taking a close look at the 3D printer and all it offers to makers. Their inclusion into Hardware Club makes obvious sense as well, where certainly they will be able to grow further as a company and bring experience and advice to the table for other new founders of startups.
The new office in San Francisco will also offer a showroom, allowing them to further highlight the ZMorph 3D printer, which as we’ve reported should be undergoing further development with release 3.0 emerging in the near future.
What are your thoughts on the Hardware Club and their contribution to helping startups grow and continue their initial success? Would something like this, or a different forum, benefit you with a product you are developing? Discuss in the ZMorph Joins Hardware Club forum thread over at 3DPB.com.