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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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3D Printing Ventures News Update – Metal 3D Printing – New Venture Capital Investments In 3D Printing

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3D Printing Ventures News Update – Metal 3D Printing – New Venture Capital Investments In 3D Printing

After raising $97M, Google-backed Desktop Metal debuts first 3D printing system – Boston Business Journal http://news.google.com Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:47:15 GMT TCT MagazineAfter raising $97M, Google-backed Desktop Metal debuts first 3D printing systemBoston Business JournalBurlington-based startup Desktop Metal Inc. managed to attract nearly $100 million in investment in less than 18 months thanks to a high … Read more …   3D printing turns engineers’ innovative ideas into reality at the press of a button – BT.com http://news.google.com Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30:20 GMT BT.com3D printing turns engineers’ innovative ideas into reality at the press of a buttonBT.comDavid MacKenzie, head of supply chain operations at of BT Wholesale & Ventures, says: “3D printing may seem to be fanciful to many. But at BT we have seen … Read more …   Boeing’s new venture capital arm HorizonX to invest in 3D printing, AI, autonomous cars – 3ders.org (blog) http://news.google.com Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:02:50 GMT 3ders.org (blog)Boeing’s new venture capital arm HorizonX to invest in 3D printing, AI, autonomous cars3ders.org (blog)American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced the launch of HorizonX, its new venture capital division that will be geared sp … Read more …   Additive manufacturing investment by AM Ventures to accelerate … – 3D Printing Industry http://news.google.com Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:49:22 GMT 3D Printing IndustryAdditive manufacturing investment by AM Ventures to accelerate …3D Printing IndustryAM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV) and Exmet AB have announced an investment agreement that will accelerate development of Exmet’s technology for th … Read more …     3D Printing MBA Course This course is designed for firms and entrepreneurs engaged (or wishing to engage) in the next $ Trillion industry- The 3D Printing Industry. It provides a background on the various functional areas of business and how they pertain to the 3D Printing Industry. The learner understands enough about the 3D Printing Industry such that an explanation of “how it works” is not necessary. The learner is more interested in the business aspect of 3D Printing- Where are the opportunities? Where are the pitfalls and how to plan for and run a 3D Printing Business. Because this in an online course, learners are encouraged to work at their own pace and we suggest doing a little at a time… LEARN...

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VC Funding Helping Democratize 3D Printing For The Masses – Top 5 3D Printing Companies

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VC Funding Helping Democratize 3D Printing For The Masses – Top 5 3D Printing Companies

Find out how VCs around the world are helping democratize 3D printing and bring it to the masses. The top 5 earners are here. “An interesting first are New York based SOLS. Founded in 2013, they 3D print orthotics by allowing users to scan their feet through an app. SOLS runs a series of processing algorithms that helps to create a custom orthotic. They raised $11 million in 2015 Q1.” “A close second is California-based Carbon3D. Raising $10 million in funding for its “new approach to 3D printing”. Known as CLIP (continuous liquid interface production), it claims to be able to produce commercial quality parts at game-changing speeds.” “Pasadena-based New Matter managed to raise a hefty $7 million in funding to place third on our list of top 3D printing companies. Differentiating dramatically on price, New Matter aims to provide an end-to-end 3D printing solution for less than $200 dollars. ” “In fourth are NVBOTS, having raised $2 million in funding during Q1 of 2015, their offering of a simplified 3D printing process for schools and educational institutions targets a problem the founders encountered when at University. With no need for human interaction, the NVPro can be operated from any device.” “Nipping at the heels in fifth are Palo Alto based Pirate 3D. Funded from their Kickstarter campaign, their aim is to simplify the process of 3D printing through a cloud-based product which allows you to print straight from your phone. Their chief executive pirate Roger Chang wants to bring printing to the home.” READ MORE   HOW TO 3D PRINT MONEY Click Here to Learn How To 3D Print Money! – 3D Printing...

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Carbon3D is the 3D Printing Company Changing the Design and Manufacturing Industry

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Carbon3D is the 3D Printing Company Changing the Design and Manufacturing Industry

THE M1 IS A POWERFUL NEW TOOL FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. For the first time, it’s possible to 3D print isotropic parts with mechanical properties and surface finish like injection-molded plastics. No other additive technology delivers the synthesis of fit, form, and function needed to bridge the gap between prototyping and manufacturing. About Carbon Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science. Our vision is a future fabricated with light, where traceable, final-quality parts are produced at scale with CLIP technology. CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production — makes this vision possible by combining engineering­-grade materials with exceptional resolution and surface finish. Google Ventures: Carbon...

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Investing in 3D Printing Technology – Market Leaders and Big Brands Crowding the Growing 3D Printing Field

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Investing in 3D Printing Technology – Market Leaders and Big Brands Crowding the Growing 3D Printing Field

“…market leaders 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS) ran into operational challenges as the real-world demand failed to live up to the initial hype of a 3D print revolution.” “HP made its long-awaited entry into the 3D printer market five months ago, with partners that include Nike (NKE), Autodesk (ADSK), Proto Labs (PRLB) and BMW. HP announced two industrial 3D printers, with plans to begin shipping product later this year.” “General Electric, which had already invested about $1.5 billion since 2010 in what it calls additive manufacturing technology…” READ...

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3D Printing Joint Ventures – Trumpf

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TRUMPF has agreed on a joint venture in the additive manufacturing sector. The partner is Italy’s biggest laser manufacturer SISMA S.p.A., which has a 45-percent stake in the new enterprise while TRUMPF has a 55-percent interest. Both partners are bringing expertise, human resources and capital to the joint venture. TRUMPF SISMA S.r.l. is based in Piovene Rocchette near Vicenza, Italy. There, TRUMPF and SISMA plan to co-develop latest-generation production systems for the 3D printing of metal components. The technology known as ‘additive manufacturing’ enables any component to be built up directly from a 3D design program. The parts are created layer by layer from metallic powder, using the power of the laser. The technology has the potential of partially replacing methods such as milling or casting. The components are just as durable and long-lasting as their conventionally produced counterparts. Today, companies from the most diverse sectors are qualifying components and products suited to additive manufacturing rather than the conventional methods utilized until now. To offer solutions here, TRUMPF is working on rapid entry into this market – at its headquarters in Ditzingen as well as together with SISMA. The two joint venture partners, with their high level of expertise in laser and mechanical engineering, want to provide robust and productive machines for mass production. “Many machines on the market today are aimed more at prototype construction,” explains Dr. Peter Leibinger, head of TRUMPF Laser Technology. “In the future, however, the most important criterion where additive manufacturing lines are concerned will be their suitability for industrial...

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Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

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Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

HP Tech Ventures VC Investing In 3D Printing, Virtual Reality And Internet Of Things HP Tech Venture’s goal will be to invest in and help nurture tech startups in the most advanced technology and communication fields. It will focus mainly on strategic Series A deals in five key areas: immersive experiences (augmented and virtual reality); smart machines (home and commercial robots); the Internet of Things; and finally 3D printing and the broader 3D ecosystem of hardware, software, and materials. READ MORE   GE Ventures Investing In 3D Printing Startup Desktop Metal, a Lexington startup that aims to create an affordable and efficient metal 3D printer, has disclosed that it has landed $52 million in total funding from investors including GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. According to its website, Desktop Metal is “the effortless way to go from 3D (computer-aided design) to robust metal parts.” Its 3D printers claim to build complex parts “beautifully and at a price that makes it attainable by every design and manufacturing team.” READ MORE   The Top 10 Investors In 3D Printing Who is funding the startups? By virtue of being an angel investor Kima Ventures positions itself in such a way that it makes more smaller investments, thereby arguably explaining why it has invested in so many new 3D printing startups. Having said that, if you’re a 3D printing entrepreneur you should probably give them a call. READ MORE   Why Do Top Funds Choose Proto Labs Over Other 3D Printing Stocks? When it comes to picking the leaders in the 3D printing industry, see why top-performing fund managers are placing their bets on Proto Labs over 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne and even tech giant...

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