Headmade Materials is a German firm based in Würzburg and a maker of inexpensive additive manufacturing procedures for metal pieces. The startup has obtained €1.9 million from the Industrial Technologies Fund of btov Partners. These funds will be utilised to advance the company’s inventive technology and also for customer development and marketing.
While the additive manufacturing of metal pieces is a quickly growing market, the present procedures are limited by the low output and high costs.
Headmade Materials was established in 2019 as a byproduct from the Würzburg-located polymer research institute SKZ The company has made fresh technology known as Cold Metal Fusion to handle this issue. Through this technology, clients can 3D print metal pieces at an affordable cost and also being backed in the design, process integration, and part manufacturing. The company intends to 3D print line with up to 100,000 pieces in a year.
“We have been working on the technology for five years and the partnership with btov now gives us the opportunity to accelerate the company’s development and realize our vision of 3D series production,” explains the Managing Director of Headmade Materials, Christian Staudigel.
“We see the Cold Metal Fusion technology as a very viable approach for serial production due to the high cost efficiency of the process. The combination of mechanical part properties known from metal powder injection molding (MIM) process and considerable process advantages, such as reduced safety requirements due to easier powder handling and higher green part stability, is also significant here,” stated Robert Gallenberger, partner of the btov Industrial Technologies Fund.
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HARP 3D printing technology is set to be commercialized by Azul 3D. Developed at Northwestern University. HARP, high-area rapid printing, allows the best ever throughput that may make products on demand.
As a move to back this venture, Azul 3D finished its second level of seed funding, amounting to over $8 million. The most current cash infusion surpasses $5.4 million. It will be utilized to improve the firm’s proprietary HARP, high area rapid printing technology and to unveil its premiere commercial printers. Azul 3D is set to ship its premier printers to beta associates in the opening quarter of 2021. A complete unveiling of production-ready printers will be available at the end of 2021.
Also, the firm will also be growing its operations to arrange for product unveiling, creating its manufacturing offices, and recruiting senior leadership. Among the main figures that are entering Azul 3D is Harvard University Wyss Institute Professor Jennifer Lewis. This is one of the best additive manufacturing materials and technology specialists in the US.