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Boring Company Alum Score $9M for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

Layup Parts, a Huntington Beach, CA-based startup specializing in on-demand manufacturing of parts made from composites, has received $9 million in its latest financing round. Founders Fund, the VC firm…

America Makes Announces Winners of AM Qualification Project Calls

Founded in 2012 as the DoD’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII), America Makes, based in Youngstown, Ohio, is focused on accelerating adoption of…

ARRIS Raises $34M for Composites 3D Printing from Bosch and Others

ARRIS Composites, a Berkeley-based supplier of parts made from composites using a proprietary production process, has raised $34 million in a funding round participated in by companies including Bosch Ventures…

3D Printing Unpeeled: Orbex Investment, IndoMIM and HP, Ultrasonic Waves

INDO-MIM has bought three HP Metal Jet S100 printers, operating two in India and one in Texas. This is a win for HP because the company has deep experience in…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 3, 2024: Kickstarter FDM 3D Printer, Artificial Eyes, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about an FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter, advancements in artificial eye creation, and 3D printed solenoids for electromagnets. Then we’ll move on…

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Firestorm Gets $12.5M from Lockheed and Others to Automate Drone Production with 3D Printing

Firestorm Labs is advancing an initiative that has been a topic of discussion on our site for a while: automating drone swarm production. Drones are increasingly altering the landscape of…

3D Printing Leaders Team with Rivelin for Robotic Metals Post-processing

UK-based Rivelin Robotics is working on creating a manufacturing cell to automate the post-processing of metal 3D printed parts. If successful, this approach could reduce the costs of metal 3D…

Monumental’s Bricklaying Robot Fits Through Doors, Automates Construction

Dutch startup Monumental has emerged from stealth with $25 million dollars in funding for its bricklaying robotic system. Whether or not its technology can be categorized as “additive construction” is debatable,…

3D Printing Unpeeled: Gradient Electronics, Navigational Aids and CORE Business

The US Coast Guard spends around $20 million a year repairing navigational aids. Now the USCG’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center’s Waterways Operations Product Line (SILC-WOPL) and the Command, Control, Communications,…

Canada Funds $32.3M in Advanced Manufacturing Projects

As the deglobalization trend continues, national governments and their corporate partners are establishing manufacturing clusters meant to enable localized production. The latest country to follow the pattern is Canada, whose…

Elementum 3D Receives $2.875M to Lead Aluminum 3D Printing Research

Elementum 3D, a Colorado-based additive manufacturing (AM) company specializing in metals development, has been awarded $2.875 million by Manufacturing USA institute America Makes for the “Proliferation of AM Aluminum Alloy…

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How My Childhood Fascination with Planes Led to Investing in 3D Printing

My fascination with aerospace started young, and I started studying planes–identifying them in the sky and learning everything I could about how they work.  Fast forward to my first week…

America Makes Doles out $1.2M for EARTH 3D Printing Project

Thanks to consistent funding from the Biden Administration, it’s always Christmas at America Makes, and the U.S.’s flagship advanced manufacturing just announced that it will be granting $1.2 million for…

Venture Capital in Additive Manufacturing

What Will Happen with Venture Capital in 2024? 2023 will likely be remembered as a less rosy AM year marked by venture capital (VC) downturn, widespread valuation readjustments in private…

US Navy, ASTRO America & Guam Team for New 3D Printing Center

The Applied Science and Technology Research Organization (ASTRO) America has been awarded $550,000 by BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit program integrator for the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) team, to…

America Makes and NCDMM Funding Now Tops $729M for American 3D Printing and Beyond

In a significant move to advance the U.S. manufacturing sector, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes have recently announced substantial ceiling increases on their…

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$230M Series D Fuels Divergent’s Automated 3D Printing and Assembly Technology

In a significant development for the world of additive manufacturing (AM), Divergent Technologies, known for its comprehensive digital industrial production system, announced the successful completion of a $230 million Series…

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NVIDIA Backs Seurat in $99M Series C

Seurat has secured a $99 million Series C funding round to commercialize its specialized 3D printing technology for large-scale metal parts production. The prevailing technology in metal 3D printing is…

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Azul3D Drives Large-scale 3D Printing Forward with $15M Series A

Investors Beta Lab, GS Futures, DuPont and others have invested $15 million in a Series A round for Azul3D. Under the leadership of John Hartner, formerly of EnvisionTEC and ExOne,…

US Air Force and Japan Building Leader Back Branch Technology’s Construction 3D Printing

Branch Technology celebrated an expansion of its investor base, marking a significant stride in the company’s growth journey. Recently, Global Brain, the investment arm of Japan’s Tokyu Construction, joined Branch’s…

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Chinese 3D Printed Medicine Company Triastek Lands $20.4M in Pre-C Round

Triastek, the leader in additive manufacturing (AM) for pharmaceuticals based in Nanjing, China, has completed a Pre-C financing round worth $20.4 million dollars. Led by Guoxin International Investment, a Chinese…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: 16 & 20 lasers & Mighty Buildings Gets $52m

Farsoon Technologies and Bright Laser Technologies (BLT) both unveiled large powder bed fusion machines. Farsoon´s FS1521M has 16 fiber lasers and a 1.5 meters by 850mm Z-axis build volume. BLT´s BLT-S800…

$52M in Funding Will Push Mighty Buildings’ 3D Printed Houses into Middle East

Oakland’s Mighty Buildings, a maker of sustainable prefabricated homes produced with additive construction (AC), has received $52 million in its latest funding round. Two firms co-led the series, including Wa’ed…

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MMX 2023: 3D Printing at the CORE of America Makes

In our previous article, we discussed updates to America Makes, including to its executive committee, as well as the state of the organization. The flagship additive manufacturing (AM) institution also…