Following the move of the co-founder and Harvard professor Jennifer Lewis to a supervisory role, Voxel8 has a new CEO. Friedrich von Gottberg will head the Boston startup as the CEO and President. Voxel8 initially made a slop at CES in 2015 with a desktop electronics 3D printer.
The printer was called the Developer’s Kit with the ability to print plastic and installing conductive inks. The firm excited guests with the capability to 3D print a full, working quad copter that can fly instantly at the print patch.
The printer was intended to assist Voxel8 in finding a killer application for the multi-material printing technology. It is being created in Jennifer Lewis’ lab which has been included in a study. The research includes stretchable sensors, lightweight composites, solar panels, and organic matter. Many of these performances are reliant on a novel pneumatic printhead that sets at the heart of Voxel8’s printing method.
Between that time and now, the startup sold its desktop electronics 3D printer to companies such as Google ATAP. It has also worked with partners like MITRE Corporation and accepted investors like CIA, via In-Q-Tel.
During this procedure, the firm changed gears, stopping the Developer’s Kit and unveiling the Active Lab. The lab stations the material distributing technology to additive manufacture plastic onto material. This is together with an inkjet top that offers a complete variety of colors. The killer application, Voxel8 expects, is athletic wear, especially shoe toppers. To push these works, the startup got support from DSM and HP Tech Ventures and present investors Braemar Energy Ventures and ARCH Venture Partners.
On the way, Jennifer moved from her CEO position to an advisory role so that she could concentrate on her job at Havard. In the meantime, her co-founder, Travis Busbee became the CEO as the company sought for the replacement of Lewis.
Before joining Voxel8, von Gottberg was working with Cabot Corporation and spent there 20 years. His last posts at Cabot included working as president and senior vice president of Purification Solutions. Before this, he worked as general manager and vice president of New Business Segments. He also served as the global director and vice president of R&D. Cabot is a huge, publicly-traded substances firm popular for its work with carbon and aerogel and other materials.
Its environmental report has not ever been so hot but it makes activated carbon that is utilized to eliminate pollutants from air, water, and more.
The substance firm also manufactures elastomeric composites, inks, colorants, and fumed metal oxides as well as other metal materials. Von Gottberg’s experience with these chemistries together with his contacts in the sector will work well for Voxel8’s mission. It will help deliver a huge production multi-material additive manufacturing. At the same time, Travis Busbee will get back his role as Chief Technology Officer.