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3D Printing Joint Ventures Abound

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3D Printing Joint Ventures Abound

Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer, Aurora Labs, has entered a joint venture with WorleyParsons Services, a Sydney-based engineering and consulting company. The 50/50 shared venture will bring Aurora Labs and Advision Digital, a software and data science expert owned by WorleyParsons, to form AdditiveNow. AdditiveNow will provide an additive manufacturing service package to clients in the oil & gas and mining industry. Aurora Labs’ Managing Director, David Budge, said, “The finalization of this joint venture is a significant step forward for Aurora Labs and for the 3D printing industry as a whole […] We look forward to helping our new broader network of customers to find business advantage through 3D printing solutions, especially across the mining, oil & gas and major infrastructure sectors.” Aurora Labs is known for the S-Titanium Pro and Alpha 3D printer. The S-Titanium Pro in particular is significantly cheaper than most industrial metal 3D printers and also has an open source approach to materials. These were cited as primary reasons for the sales boost Aurora Labs received in the Q1 FY2019. Aurora Labs has been in partnership with WorleyParsons since 2017, but now bringing Advision Digital onboard, Aurora Labs will provide AM services to its client and build digital...

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3D Printing Joint Ventures Needed For Many Suppliers

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3D Printing Joint Ventures Needed For Many Suppliers

That scenario has changed in the past few years, particularly with the avalanche of inexpensive but highly capable desktop 3D printers emerging from manufacturers such as LulzBot, Prusa, AirWolf 3D, Raise 3D and many others. Some vendors have also pursued – and achieved – the development of higher temperature 3D printers.  These machines were not only widely used, but are also capable of 3D printing in a much wider range of materials.  But where are these materials coming from?  The traditional approach of simply using materials from existing product catalogs has continued, but sometimes it’s discovered that a particular material may not provide the best 3D printing performance or quality, in spite of the material’s otherwise excellent and desirable engineering properties.  What to do?  The answer is to tune both the materials and the target 3D printer to print the material more optimally.  But there’s a problem: while the 3D printer manufacturers are perfectly capable of tuning their device, they may not have the appropriate chemical knowledge and facilities to tune the materials.  By the same logic, a materials company can tune the chemistry, but is less able to tune the machine that material is targeted to print on.  Thus the need for partnerships: materials companies should reach out to 3D printer manufacturers and vice versa to create joint ventures intended to develop new materials that will be highly successful.  One great example of such a partnership is the work undertaken by E3D Online, makers of what seems to be  current industry standard hot ends and extruders, and Victrex. These UK-based operations teamed up to develop a new “printable” PAEK polymer. They explain the problem:  read the full article...

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Relativity Space Just Landed $35 Million in Venture Capital Funding

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Relativity Space Just Landed $35 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Relativity Space CEO on Using 3-D Printed Rockets to Get to Space While SpaceX is reusing rockets, another company is 3-D printing them and sending them into the great beyond. Relativity Space just landed $35 million in venture capital funding. CEO Tim Ellis talks to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang about the...

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New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

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New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors Johnson & Johnson Collaborates With AMBER to Open New 3D Bio-Printing Lab Johnson & Johnson collaborates with AMBER Research group in a new bio-printing venture. The two illustrious companies are looking to set-up this lab within Trinity College Dublin. They began preparations within the first quarter of this year and hope to open it by the end of 2018. Professor Michael Morris, AMBER director has called the lab “a global center of excellence for Bio 3D printing“. READ MORE 3D Printing Venture Capital Available I’m working with an investment group whose members have over 20 years each in the public markets, have raised millions of dollars for various companies across multiple sectors, and have significant capital ready to invest… READ MORE   Who is funding the startups that will give you your first 3D printed house? First and foremost is the fact that contrary to the investors funding most of the major digital technology driven innovations, the top 3D printing investors have a strong international component. Here we look at the 10 top 3D printing investors ranked by how much they invested in startups in that space… READ...

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Markforged Wants to Simplify Manufacturing Process for 3D Printing and Raises $30 million for Industrial 3D Printing

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Markforged Wants to Simplify Manufacturing Process for 3D Printing and Raises $30 million for Industrial 3D Printing

Markforged raises $30 million for industrial 3D printing “A key early application of 3D printing is within the factory,” he wrote, in an email to VentureBeat. “The future of the factory is comprised of custom 3D printed parts that are incorporated into final products, and 3D parts printed to support the machines within the factories themselves.” 3D printing is indeed a hot sector that promises cheaper and faster manufacturing. Be it for sports shoes or food, several sectors are sniffing an opportunity. HP and Deloitte also recently announced that they are teaming up on 3D printing and digital manufacturing services. But when it comes to manufacturing, Mark is skeptical about the other players. “Other startups offer 3D printers that either cannot print a range of materials or are not printing parts strong enough to dramatically impact manufacturing,” he wrote. READ MORE   3D Printing Predictions: The experts weigh in and point to these 5 trends: Increased Adoption New and Improved Metal 3D Printing Improved Design Polymers and Other 3D Printing Materials Increased Speed and Productivity From a 3D printing perspective, the are positive… READ...

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3D Printing Joint Ventures And 3D Printing Funding

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3D Printing Joint Ventures And 3D Printing Funding

Here are at the most active firms in 3D Printing joint ventures and funding deals from 2013- 2017. The 3D Printing Trade association has been tracking these deals for years as...

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3D Printing Funding Sources

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3D Printing Funding Sources

Out friends at Ultimaker have posted some potential places where 3D Printing Entrepreneurs can get funding for their ideas. You can see the article...

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3D Printing Funding Bubble? Did It Break?

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3D Printing Funding Bubble? Did It Break?

After the hype bubble sent 3D printing stocks tumbling in 2014, the industry is starting to recover, shedding much of the fat associated with consumer 3D printing. Instead, industrial 3D printers have become the focus, with even desktop 3D printer manufacturers focusing heavily on the application of affordable 3D printing for prototyping and designing, rather than the idea of a 3D printer in every home. That shift in focus still hasn’t managed to affect 3D printer companies much as our Nanalyze 3D Printing Stocks motif has return -8% over the past year compared to a +2.5% change in the S&P500. According the the largest 3D Printing E-learning site, many of the new inventors are now being replaced with serious business executives. Its no easier to start a 3D Printing Business than any other type of...

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3D Printing Firm Receives $7 Million In Funding

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3D Printing Firm Receives $7 Million In Funding

AREVO has just announced that it has received a $7 million Series A round of funding led by Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures currently manages more than $1.3 billion of investor capital for startups and early stage companies developing products for internet technology, advanced computing, clean technology and mobile technologies, and is one of the five largest active investors in the commercial space sector. As part of the investment, venture partner at Khosla Ventures Vijit Sabnis will be joining the AREVO Board of Directors, where he well help guide the young company. AREVO is primarily known for their line of next-generation 3D printing composite materials, their six-axis 3D printing platform and their cloud-based software that optimizes composite material deposition to maximize durability. The company also recently won the first Autodesk REAL Deal Startup competition, which focuses on the development of technologies that seamlessly combine hardware and software applications to create an ecosystem of converging 3D technologies. It was AREVO’s composite materials that stood out in the competition. They are up to five times stronger than many titanium-based materials, and the software that helps orientate the materials’ carbon fibers into microscale structures that produce some of the highest strength-to-weight ratio in the...

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3D Printing Funding Ventures – Israeli Firm Receives $25 Million

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3D Printing Funding Ventures – Israeli Firm Receives $25 Million

XJet is an Israeli 3D printing company that places an emphasis on metal 3D printing and is also the 4th most funded 3D printing company in 2016 (Formlabs was 3rd). To date they have raised $25 million through one round of venture funding. The Company boasts the “world’s first direct 3D metal jetting system,” driven by their innovative NanoParticle Jetting technology. While most metal 3D printers require that the operator handle metal powders which can be dangerous, the XJet system delivers the required metal nanoparticles in sealed cartridges, which are then easily loaded into the XJet system. In that way, the XJet system isn’t much more difficult to use than your standard desktop inkjet printer. The system allows for complete design freedom with no geometric limitations. NPJ is entirely unique from other metal printing technologies both in terms of process and output. XJet claims unprecedented layer thicknesses of 2 microns, unheard of in metal 3D printing, and printing speeds five times faster than laser sintering techniques. The speed of the process is further enhanced by the lack of post-processing required. The company also recently announced that their printers were capable of 3D printing ceramic objects, and said that they are targeting ceramic 3D printing for dental, medical and some industrial applications. According to the 3D Printing Trade Association “Xjet is typical of the types of deals that are being funded now. Superior technology that the market can quickly...

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