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

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in 3D Printing, Business, Investing, Technology

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

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Business, Technology

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

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Investing

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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Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in 3D Printing, Business, Investing, Metal 3D Printing, Startups

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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3D Printing Ventures Video – 3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – 3D Print Lip Balm

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in 3D Printing, Business, Technology

3D Printing Ventures Video – 3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – 3D Print Lip Balm

Travis Brown, CEO of First Rule Media Network, brings you the First Rule Minute. Some of First Rule Ventures’ clients have utilized 3D printers for mobile innovation labs, giving the Boy Scouts of America a chance to develop and create tools necessary for their training. What does this mean for printing going forward? And will Travis love it or shove it?   3D Printing Factory Mass Customization – Medical Applications A Place To Start For 3D Printing Kegan Schouwenburg came up with the idea for SOLS while working for Shapeways. “What are we gonna do with 3D printing?” she wondered. “What is gonna take this from hobbyist technology to really mass consumer sector.”   DIY 3D Printed EOS Lip Balm! How To Print Out A REAL EOS! Watch Me Use A 3D PRINTER! 4D...

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3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in 3D Printing, Media, Startups

3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab, Formlabs made history when it launched a record-breaking $3M Kickstarter campaign.   3D PRINTING NEWS 3D Systems said it would challenge an arbitrator’s decision that it must pay $11.2 million to a co-founder of a company it acquired. READ MORE   Avi Reichental, who as been at the helm of 3D Systems for over a decade, has stepped down from his position as CEO. “I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to lead and build this fine company for the past 12 years, and I am excited about its future,” said Reichental. – See more at: http://www.tctmagazine.com/3D-printing-news/avi-reichental-steps-down-from-3d-systems/#sthash.m5zikWmf.dpuf READ MORE JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF 3D PRINTING When you invest in the Association of 3D Printing and 3D Printing Ventures at the highest levels, you are investing in a vision for the future of 3D Printing, a vision you help create. JOIN...

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