BCN3D raises €2.8 million to develop new 3D printing hardware and materials

Spanish 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies has raised €2.8 million from a combination of new and existing strategic investors. The start-up has now gained more than €5.5 million in investment since it was spun off from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2019.  The funding round was led by existing backers The Spanish National Innovation

VELO3D raises additional $12M in funding, bringing total to $150M

Californian metal 3D printer manufacturer VELO3D has announced that it has raised $12M in fundraising with the addition of new strategic investors. Initially revealed in a LinkedIn post by VELO3D Founder and CEO Benny Buller, the news follows the company’s announcement in April that it had raised $28M in a Series D funding round. Total

Kumovis closes €3.6 million Series A funding round with PEEK medical 3D printing

Kumovis, a German medical 3D printing startup, has announced that it has raised €3.6 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by two additional partners in Renolit SE, the manufacturer of thermoplastic films, and Solvay Ventures, the Venture Capital fund of Belgian chemical company Solvay. Stéphane Roussel, Managing Director of Solvay

Nanofabrica raises $4m in investment round led by Microsoft-backed M12 and Nextleap Ventures

Nanofabrica, the Israeli developer of precision additive manufacturing technologies, has raised $4m of investment in a funding round led by Microsoft’s venture arm M12 and venture capitalists NextLeap Ventures.  The latest round of funding takes the total raised to $7m, which will be used to further the company’s research and development goals, in addition to

Rocket Lab’s 3D printed Electron Rocket enters final testing ahead of U.S Space Force mission

California-based aerospace company Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket has been raised onto its launchpad ahead of the company’s upcoming mission with the U.S. Space Force.  The rocket, powered by its 3D printed Rutherford engines, has passed initial system testing and was rolled out to Launch Complex 2, at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops, Virginia last

Equispheres raises $30 million in Series B funding

Equispheres, the Canadian additive manufacturing powder producer, has announced that it has raised $30 million (CDN) in Series B investment.  The funding round was led by advanced materials and sustainable technology investor, HG Ventures, the firm’s first foray into additive manufacturing. Government agency Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and federal bank Business Development Bank of

ZMorph raises $1.2 million in funding ahead of new 3D printer launch

ZMorph, the Polish manufacturer responsible for the ZMorph VX multitool 3D printer, has announced it has raised PLN 5 million ($1.2 million) in funding as part of a recent financing round. The funding round was led by private investment firm Warsaw Equity Group alongside a number of smaller shareholders.  Additionally, the company has also partnered

Co-founders of Uber and Tinder are backing a “3D printed” hotel start-up

Hospitality management group Habitas has raised $20m to expand their concept of “social” beach huts. The addition of an unspecified 3D printing technology has also raised eyebrows. A recent profile by the Financial Times reveals that backers of project include Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber and Justin Mateen, co-founder of Tinder and a “brains trust”

Microsoft’s AI Research Draws Controversy Over Possible Disinformation Use

AI capable of automatically posting relevant comments on news articles has raised concerns that the technology could empower online disinformation campaigns designed to influence public opinion and national elections. The AI research in question, conducted by Microsoft Research Asia and Beihang University in China, became the subject of controversy even prior to the paper’s scheduled presentation at a major

Redefine Meat raises $6 million to advance food 3D printing technology

Israeli food 3D printing start-up, Redefine Meat has raised $6 million in a seed funding round to advance the development of its alternative-meat 3D printer. This round is led by CPT Capital, and includes Hanaco Ventures, The PHW Group, a German producer of poultry specialties, and various Israeli angel investors. Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, Co-Founder and CEO at