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 Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in 3D Printing, Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing

3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

Fuller’s gizmo is a heat exchanger – a device that is found in fridges, air-conditioners, power stations and, in this case, cars – and a product of 3D printing. Its internal geometry is so complex it can’t be made any other way. It’s half the weight of similar devices, significantly more efficient – and already has Silicon Valley venture capitalists keen to know more. Why? Because the heat exchanger industry will be reportedly worth $20 billion within the next five years. READ MORE I’m very excited to see how Additive Manufacturing can improve heat exchanger performance. It will enable complex designs that would be impossible to braze, either to fit into odd shaped spaces, to enhance the heat transfer coefficient, or to reduce the pressure drop by smoothing flow transitions and entry effects. Designs could also easily be customized or tailored to the air flow to increase performance in high-flow regions or save weight in dead air spots. I would also be very interested in seeing how printed surface treatments could be applied to internal, irregular...

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GE Ventures Invests in MatterFab Metal 3D Printing

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Metal 3D Printing

GE Ventures Invests in MatterFab Metal 3D Printing

GE Ventures has invested $5.75 million into MatterFab to produce a metal 3D printing system that is faster, scalable and less expensive than those currently available on the market. “MatterFab’s 3D metal printer is an order of magnitude cheaper and has the same quality as million dollar metal 3D printers. This means that every industry can take advantage of the strengths and freedom of metal 3D printing. MatterFab has focused on lowering the total cost of ownership for industrial additive printing, pioneering lower machine, support, and material costs.” – http://matterfab.com/ Metal 3D printing will create opportunities for manufacturers across the world in the injection molding, medical, and aerospace...

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