3d printing

AON3D closes $11.5M Series A, partners with Astrobotic to send 3D-printed parts to the moon

3D printing has garnered a lot of hype, much of it for good reason: The technology has unlocked new kinds of object shapes and geometries, and it uses materials that tend to be much lighter weight tha

ICON lands $207M Series B to construct more 3D-printed homes after seeing 400% YoY revenue growth

Creating single-family homes for the homeless using 3D printing robotics. Developing construction systems to create infrastructure and habitats on the moon, and eventually Mars, with NASA. Delivering

Diamond Age raises $8M to speed up home construction with 3D printing and robot arms

Bay Area-based Diamond Age this week announced that it has raised $8 million. The seed round is led by Prime Movers Lab and Alpaca VC and features a slew of additional firms, including Dolby Family Ve

Desktop Metal is acquiring industrial 3D printing company ExOne

As part of its earnings call this week, Desktop Metal announced plans to acquire ExOne. The Pennsylvania-based firm creates a variety of different industrial 3D printers for industries like aerospace,

Metal 3D printing company Fabric8Labs raises $19M

Fabric8Labs this morning announced that it has raised $19.3 million. The Series A was led by Intel Capital and features Lam Capital, TDK Ventures, SE Ventures, imec.xpand, Stanley Ventures and Mark Cu

Inkbit raises $30M for its self-correcting 3D printing technology

MIT CSAIL spinout Inkbit this week announced that it has raised $30 million. The Series B, led by Phoenix Venture Partners LLC, brings the firm’s total funding up to $45 million. PVP joins existing

Massachusetts startup OPT Industries is perfecting a 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 tests

In 2020 and 2021, we all became well-acquainted with nasal swabs. But small sticks we stuck up our noses, it turns out, were harder to come by than anyone could have predicted. A May 2020 survey of 11

Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes

Oakland-based Mighty Buildings, which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding. The additional capit

Relativity Space launches its valuation to $4.2B with $650M in new funding

3D-printed rocket startup Relativity Space has raised a $650 million Series E, bringing its total raised to more than $1.2 billion. Relativity’s post-money valuation now stands at $4.2 billion, a so

Formlabs raises $150M

There was a massive raise for the 3D printing industry this morning, as Massachusetts-based Formlabs announced a $150 million Series E. The round, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, effectively double

Desktop Metal adds wood printing to its portfolio

Desktop Metal today announced the launch of wood 3D printing tool, Forust. Founded in 2019, the company specializes in 3D printing for interior design. The company’s “non-destructive” printing m

3D-printing marketplace Shapeways set for SPAC

Shapeways this morning confirmed earlier reports that it has entered into a deal to go public via SPAC. The model, which has become increasingly popular among tech companies in the past year, has alre

SOSV’s burgeoning climate portfolio is worth nearly $6 billion as planetary health bets pay off

The burgeoning climate-focused portfolio from early-stage investor SOSV Investments has managed to raise nearly $2 billion in follow-on financing since the startup companies graduated from the investm

Fortify raises a $20M Series B for its composite manufacturing 3D printer

There’s been quite a bit of movement in the additive manufacturing space in recent months. If I had to pinpoint a reason, I would say that — much like robotics (another space I follow fairly c

Desktop Metal launches a health-focused business line

Mass manufacturing may be the future of 3D printing (one hopes), but health products are very much its present. From orthodontics to prosthesis, medical needs are right in the sweet spot for additive

Relativity Space unveils plans for a new, much larger and fully reusable rocket

Relativity Space has just revealed what comes after Terran 1, the small launch vehicle it hopes to begin flying later this year. It’s next rocket will be Terran R, a much larger orbital rocket w

Metal 3D printing company Markforged announces plans to go public via SPAC

Big morning for Massachusetts tech companies planning to go public via SPAC. Shortly after Berkshire Grey unveiled its intentions, Watertown-based Markforged has announced its own plans. The metal 3D

Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding

Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now. With a smattering of notable exceptions, however, 3D printing has largely been focused on rapid prototyping and limited-run, pers

Sennheiser partners with Formlabs for customized headphones

3D printing has come a long way over the course of the last decade, but questions about mainstream adoption still linger around the technology. Medical devices have been a pretty compelling use case &

ExOne gets $1.6M DoD contract to build a 3D printing ‘factory’ in shipping container

ExOne this week announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has granted it $1.6 million. It’s one of the Pennsylvania-based metal 3D printing company’s largest government contracts, in service o
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