3D Printing Venture Deals – Carbon Raises $260 Million

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in 3D Printers, Education, Investing

3D Printing Venture Deals – Carbon Raises $260 Million

Digital manufacturer and 3D printing poster child Carbon has raised $260 million in a growth round of funding co-led by Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Adidas Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC), Fidelity Management & Research Company, JSR Corporation, Temasek, and Arkema. Reports emerged back in April that the Redwood City, California-based company was seeking to raise up to $300 million, which we now know was in the ballpark. This round takes Carbon’s total raised to $680 million and follows its $200 million series D raise from 2017, when it claimed a $1.7 billion valuation. Pitchbook estimated earlier this year that Carbon could now be valued at up to $2.5 billion, and we’re told the company has in fact reached a valuation of $2.4 billion with this latest...

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3D Printing Venture – Top 5 3D Printing Companies December 2019

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in 3D Printing, Investing

3D Printing Venture – Top 5 3D Printing Companies December 2019

1. HP (NYSE:HPQ) Market cap: US$427.27 billion; current share price: US$18.40 Although not strictly a 3D printing company, Hewlett Packard (HP) devotes some of its time to leveraging 3D printing technology for mainstream manufacturing. It is making inroads with its Multi Jet Fusion technology and, in 2017, it unveiled the world’s first state-of-the-art laboratory to help companies develop, test and deliver the next generation of materials and applications for 3D printing. Looking ahead, CEO Dio Wiesler said HP will expand into 3D printing metal objects. HP also has a 3D printing center in Guangdong, China, putting it at the epicenter of the world’s US$12 trillion manufacturing sector. 2. Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) Market cap: US$2.76 billion; current share price: US$102.58 Founded in 1999, Proto Labs specializes in rapid prototyping using three additive processes: stereolithography, selective laser sintering and direct metal laser sintering. Along with this, its additive manufacturing technology produces plastic parts using its 3D carbon DLS printing methods. The company has eight manufacturing locations on three continents, with its global headquarters located in Minnesota. The company calls itself the fastest digital manufacturer of prototypes the world over. 3. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) Market cap: US$1.15 billion; current share price: US$9.70 Since 1983, 3D Systems has been providing 3D products and services. This includes everything from 3D printers and print materials to parts services and digital design tools. Chuck Hull — the inventor of stereolithography — is the company’s co-founder, executive vice president and chief technology officer. As a printer manufacturer, naturally 3D Systems aims to simplify this process through streamlining the supply chain for manufacturing companies. This is accomplished by providing both the raw materials — such as metal powder and plastic filament — and computer numerical control (CNC) machining. 4. Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) Market cap: US$1.16 billion; current share price: US$21.32 Stratasys has been in the 3D printing business since 1988, and operates primarily in the healthcare, aerospace, automotive and education markets. At a global scale, the company holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents. Some of its key patents are for the FDM, PolyJet and WDM 3D printing technologies. These create prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files and other 3D content. 5. Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) Market cap: US$1.03 billion; current share price: US$19.51 Materialise has been providing software solutions and 3D printing services for over 25 years. It is a Belgium-based company that prides itself on focusing on software and services in the 3D printing industry. The company has a portfolio of over 95 patents and 165 more...

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3D Printing Joint Ventures Abound

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in 3D Printers, Investing

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

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in 3D Printing, Biotech, Business, Investing, Metal 3D Printing, Technology

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

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in 3D Printing, Business, Investing, Media

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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