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3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production runs. LiquidPlanner is partnering with P3 Group to deliver project management […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production...
New Metal 3D Printing Technology Pays Off: Desktop Metal Receives $115 Million in Series D Funding

New Metal 3D Printing Technology Pays Off: Desktop Metal Receives $115 Million in Series D Funding

In April of this year, Desktop Metal introduced its long-awaited Studio System and Production System, two metal 3D printing systems unlike anything the 3D printing industry had seen before. The products were released after several prominent companies had invested a great deal in the startup, believing that Desktop Metal was going to produce something magnificent. The […]

In April of this year, Desktop Metal introduced its long-awaited Studio System and Production System, two metal 3D printing systems unlike anything the 3D printing industry had seen before. The products were released after several prominent companies had invested a...
Caterpillar Invests $2 Million in Fastbrick Robotics' Brick-Laying Variation on 3D Printing

Caterpillar Invests $2 Million in Fastbrick Robotics' Brick-Laying Variation on 3D Printing

Caterpillar has been around for a long time and has built up a solid reputation in the manufacturing world. Despite its foundation in traditional manufacturing technologies, however, the company is heavily invested in new technology as well, particularly 3D printing. Recently Caterpillar made a commitment to further develop its metal additive manufacturing processes with the […]

Caterpillar has been around for a long time and has built up a solid reputation in the manufacturing world. Despite its foundation in traditional manufacturing technologies, however, the company is heavily invested in new technology as well, particularly 3D printing....
3D Printing Investments: Voodoo Manufacturing Receives $5 Million in Seed Funding

3D Printing Investments: Voodoo Manufacturing Receives $5 Million in Seed Funding

It’s easy to forget that Voodoo Manufacturing hasn’t been around for very long – less than two years, in fact. The service bureau was launched in October of 2015 and has only picked up speed since. Formed by a team of ex-MakerBot engineers, Voodoo Manufacturing knew exactly what it was doing from the start, and has […]

It’s easy to forget that Voodoo Manufacturing hasn’t been around for very long – less than two years, in fact. The service bureau was launched in October of 2015 and has only picked up speed since. Formed by a team of ex-MakerBot engineers, Voodoo...
Norsk Titanium Closes Investment from Triangle Holdings, Will Continue to Advance Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D Printing Technology

Norsk Titanium Closes Investment from Triangle Holdings, Will Continue to Advance Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D Printing Technology

Back in April, Norsk Titanium announced that it had produced the first-ever 3D printed structural titanium components for a commercial airliner. The components will be a part of Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft, and were produced using Norsk Titanium’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) 3D printing technology. RPD is a unique process that involves melting titanium wire in a […]

Back in April, Norsk Titanium announced that it had produced the first-ever 3D printed structural titanium components for a commercial airliner. The components will be a part of Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft, and were produced using Norsk Titanium’s...
3D Printing Business: Nano Dimension Announces $4 Million Raised from Institutional Investor; Releases First Quarter Financial Results

3D Printing Business: Nano Dimension Announces $4 Million Raised from Institutional Investor; Releases First Quarter Financial Results

Nano Dimension has been busy lately, though to be fair the Israeli 3D printer manufacturer is always busy moving forward. April seemed to be a particularly productive month, however, with the filing of a bioprinting application and the naming of a 3D printing industry notable to their board of directors. Now the company has announced that […]

Nano Dimension has been busy lately, though to be fair the Israeli 3D printer manufacturer is always busy moving forward. April seemed to be a particularly productive month, however, with the filing of a bioprinting application and the naming of a 3D printing industry...
Luxexcel Receives $10 Million Equity Investment, Prepares to Begin Shipping 3D Printing Platform

Luxexcel Receives $10 Million Equity Investment, Prepares to Begin Shipping 3D Printing Platform

Luxexcel 3D printed the first pair of functional eyeglasses in 2009, and we’ve been following their progress as they prepare to begin shipping their 3D printing platform to ophthalmic labs across the world in the second half of 2017. The platform, which consists of industrial-grade 3D printers, lens design software and workflow integration tools, was introduced […]

Luxexcel 3D printed the first pair of functional eyeglasses in 2009, and we’ve been following their progress as they prepare to begin shipping their 3D printing platform to ophthalmic labs across the world in the second half of 2017. The platform, which consists...
GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE Additive.” This week, GE has made it even clearer just how much importance they place on their additive manufacturing business with an […]

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE...
Additive Manufacturing Keeps Production Local: William Cook Saves 200 Jobs With Investment in Sheffield 3D Printing Factory

Additive Manufacturing Keeps Production Local: William Cook Saves 200 Jobs With Investment in Sheffield 3D Printing Factory

In a bid to gain new customers, as well as ‘safeguard’ 200 manufacturing jobs, family-owned engineering business William Cook, based in the UK, recently invested £6 million in a new factory in Sheffield that will feature the latest 3D printing technology. The company, which makes components for blue chip customers in several sectors, including aerospace, energy, […]

In a bid to gain new customers, as well as ‘safeguard’ 200 manufacturing jobs, family-owned engineering business William Cook, based in the UK, recently invested £6 million in a new factory in Sheffield that will feature the latest 3D printing technology....
Funding Hits 3D Printing This Week: $5M VC for Polymaker Materials, $1M Investment in BeeHex 3D Printed Pizza

Funding Hits 3D Printing This Week: $5M VC for Polymaker Materials, $1M Investment in BeeHex 3D Printed Pizza

It isn’t quite “mo’ money mo’ problems” these days for many up-and-coming companies in the 3D printing space as funding rolls in to reward hard work and scalable ideas with “mo’ money mo’ opportunity.” The past week has been particularly kind, to the tune of several million dollars, for China-based Polymaker and US-based BeeHex, which […]

It isn’t quite “mo’ money mo’ problems” these days for many up-and-coming companies in the 3D printing space as funding rolls in to reward hard work and scalable ideas with “mo’ money mo’ opportunity.” The past...
Desktop Metal's Funding Rises to $97 Million After Investments from Google, BMW and Lowe's

Desktop Metal's Funding Rises to $97 Million After Investments from Google, BMW and Lowe's

In October 2015, a 3D printing startup called Desktop Metal emerged out of Burlington, Massachusetts and immediately caught the attention of major investors. Despite the fact that they had no working prototype to present at the very beginning, companies as prominent as Stratasys plus several large venture capital firms were confident enough to invest $14 million in […]

In October 2015, a 3D printing startup called Desktop Metal emerged out of Burlington, Massachusetts and immediately caught the attention of major investors. Despite the fact that they had no working prototype to present at the very beginning, companies as prominent...
Oxford Performance Materials 3D Prints 600 Parts for Boeing's Starliner Space Taxis

Oxford Performance Materials 3D Prints 600 Parts for Boeing's Starliner Space Taxis

The concept of a space taxi is just something I find delightful, and the fact that it’s in the process of becoming a real thing rather than a fun idea from a Douglas Adams novel makes me incredibly happy. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to hitch a ride on a space taxi, given […]

The concept of a space taxi is just something I find delightful, and the fact that it’s in the process of becoming a real thing rather than a fun idea from a Douglas Adams novel makes me incredibly happy. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to hitch a...
Voodoo Manufacturing Receives $1.4 Million in Seed Funding and Expands 3D Printing Facility

Voodoo Manufacturing Receives $1.4 Million in Seed Funding and Expands 3D Printing Facility

Brooklyn’s Voodoo Manufacturing is one of the largest high-volume 3D printing factories in New York, and it’s about to get even bigger. The company has only been around since 2015, but its growth and accomplishments have already skyrocketed. In only a little over a year, Voodoo Manufacturing has surpassed a $1 million run rate and amassed […]

Brooklyn’s Voodoo Manufacturing is one of the largest high-volume 3D printing factories in New York, and it’s about to get even bigger. The company has only been around since 2015, but its growth and accomplishments have already skyrocketed. In only a...
3D Printing Businesses in Dubai to Receive Funding from Autodesk Spark Investment Fund

3D Printing Businesses in Dubai to Receive Funding from Autodesk Spark Investment Fund

Two years ago, Autodesk announced that they would be channeling $100 million into the Spark Investment Fund, set up to offer support to promising 3D printing-related startups and research projects. So far, Autodesk has been showing that they have a real skill for identifying which companies are going to make an impact, with investments in organizations such as […]

Two years ago, Autodesk announced that they would be channeling $100 million into the Spark Investment Fund, set up to offer support to promising 3D printing-related startups and research projects. So far, Autodesk has been showing that they have a real skill for...
BotFactory Closes $1M Investment Round

BotFactory Closes $1M Investment Round

Additive manufacturing takes on many forms. While we mostly cover FDM, SLS and SLA printing at 3DPrint.com, we also cover some other interesting disruptive technologies. The Squink is a multilayer PCB printer that prints conductive traces on circuit boards and other materials, such as Kapton, FR4, ceramics and metal with their ‘Advanced Ink.’ The machine […]

Additive manufacturing takes on many forms. While we mostly cover FDM, SLS and SLA printing at 3DPrint.com, we also cover some other interesting disruptive technologies. The Squink is a multilayer PCB printer that prints conductive traces on circuit boards and other...
Carbon Announces $81 Million in Series C Funding from New and Existing Investors, Accelerates Production for Global Expansion

Carbon Announces $81 Million in Series C Funding from New and Existing Investors, Accelerates Production for Global Expansion

Since Carbon introduced their industry-changing CLIP technology last year, we’ve been closely following the company as they amass a growing list of customers and partners. Early users of CLIP have delivered universally positive reviews, so it’s no surprise that investors are more than willing to invest in the continued growth of Carbon, one of the most […]

Since Carbon introduced their industry-changing CLIP technology last year, we’ve been closely following the company as they amass a growing list of customers and partners. Early users of CLIP have delivered universally positive reviews, so it’s no surprise...
GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all of the biggest buzzwords in 3D printing today: metal additive additive manufacturing, investment, acquisition, GE, Arcam, SLM. This morning, September 6th, world leading digital industrial […]

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all of the biggest buzzwords in 3D printing today: metal additive...
Formlabs Announces Strategic Collaboration with Autodesk, Plus $35 Million in Series B Funding

Formlabs Announces Strategic Collaboration with Autodesk, Plus $35 Million in Series B Funding

It’s a big day for Formlabs, who will be presenting their webinar “How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS” later today at 1pm EST, right here on 3DPrint.com. (Have you registered yet? It’s free and there are prizes!) This morning, the SLA 3D printer manufacturer dropped some other big news, […]

It’s a big day for Formlabs, who will be presenting their webinar “How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS” later today at 1pm EST, right here on 3DPrint.com. (Have you registered yet? It’s free and there are prizes!) This...
3D Hubs Announces Infusion of $7 Million with Completion of Series B Financing

3D Hubs Announces Infusion of $7 Million with Completion of Series B Financing

The industry of 3D printing is extremely versatile in range, from the titans—companies that have been in business for decades—to startups we only just heard about last week. We have the pleasure of reporting on challenges for new companies to pitch their wares, dynamic partnerships, as well as reporting earnings for significant players in the […]

The industry of 3D printing is extremely versatile in range, from the titans—companies that have been in business for decades—to startups we only just heard about last week. We have the pleasure of reporting on challenges for new companies to pitch their wares,...
HP Inc. Targets 3D Printing Tech Startups with New Corporate Group: HP Tech Ventures

HP Inc. Targets 3D Printing Tech Startups with New Corporate Group: HP Tech Ventures

Hewlett Packard Co. is generally considered to be the first of countless startups to emerge from the US’ tech epicenter, Silicon Valley. Founded in a small garage in 1939, with a small investment fund of $538, they went on to become one of the largest and most recognizable technology brands in the world. The last […]

Hewlett Packard Co. is generally considered to be the first of countless startups to emerge from the US’ tech epicenter, Silicon Valley. Founded in a small garage in 1939, with a small investment fund of $538, they went on to become one of the largest and most...
Futurist Blames Bre Pettis for Hitting Pause on 3D Printing--Don't Buy Stocks Now, Reboot Predicted

Futurist Blames Bre Pettis for Hitting Pause on 3D Printing--Don't Buy Stocks Now, Reboot Predicted

While it may be easy to see Dana Blankenhorn as just one more person giving investment advice and discussing the outlook of new technology, swimming out there in a heavily populated sea of such ‘experts,’ in ‘3D Printing Reboot,’ he hits the target fairly succinctly. Blankenhorn offers up numerous relevant examples showing that he’s informed […]

While it may be easy to see Dana Blankenhorn as just one more person giving investment advice and discussing the outlook of new technology, swimming out there in a heavily populated sea of such ‘experts,’ in ‘3D Printing Reboot,’ he hits the target fairly succinctly....
Metal 3D Printing Startup Desktop Metal Pulls in $14m from VCs and Stratasys with No Prototype

Metal 3D Printing Startup Desktop Metal Pulls in $14m from VCs and Stratasys with No Prototype

So far, this year has been all about metal 3D printing. The process, typically slow and expensive, is finally starting to get some real interest from businesses who are discovering the limitless complexity offered by 3D printing is more important than speed. Companies are already using metal 3D printing to create advanced engine parts for […]

So far, this year has been all about metal 3D printing. The process, typically slow and expensive, is finally starting to get some real interest from businesses who are discovering the limitless complexity offered by 3D printing is more important than speed. Companies...
The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 5

The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 5

This week’s 3D printing stories include some examples of the cool things you can make if you have access to a 3D printer, like a Transformer birthday cake and a 3D printed hairbrush that is really easy to clean. The stories also include news about 3D printing’s expansions in Eastern Europe (Hungary) and the Asia-Pacific. Shapecloud, an online 3D printing […]

This week’s 3D printing stories include some examples of the cool things you can make if you have access to a 3D printer, like a Transformer birthday cake and a 3D printed hairbrush that is really easy to clean. The stories also include news about 3D...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 16, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 16, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an Amsterdam-based outfit — Space Junk 3D — has created a material that looks like marble, and Laywood just got more flexible with the rolling out […]

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an Amsterdam-based outfit — Space Junk 3D — has...
Sculpteo Receives €5 million in Funding from European Investment Capitalists, Creadev & XAnge

Sculpteo Receives €5 million in Funding from European Investment Capitalists, Creadev & XAnge

Sculpteo, one of the biggest names in 3D printing services, is about to widen their pool of financial resources with a sweet infusion of cash to the tune of €5 million — enough to put the already successful 3D printing provider into an increasingly solid global, industrial position. Both XAnge, a major venture capital player, and […]

Sculpteo, one of the biggest names in 3D printing services, is about to widen their pool of financial resources with a sweet infusion of cash to the tune of €5 million — enough to put the already successful 3D printing provider into an increasingly solid global,...

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