Formlabs

Machinery : Additive Manufacturing : 3D Printer

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

VC-E; SoftBank

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, France, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, dental and medical professionals, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, and Form 3L, powered by Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Factory Solutions manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance 3D printing materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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Formlabs Doubles Valuation to $2 Billion with Close of $150 Million Series E Led By SoftBank Vision Fund 2

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Topics: funding event

Organizations: Formlabs

Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, today announced it raised a $150 million Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2*, doubling its valuation to $2 billion. Formlabs will use the funds to continue to grow its portfolio of 3D printing technologies, enabling greater mass production and customization, as well as grow its team across its seven offices worldwide.

Read more at Formlabs Press Release

FourKites Secures $100M Series D Funding from THL, Qualcomm Ventures, Volvo Group and Zebra Technologies

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Topics: funding event

Organizations: Formlabs, Qualcomm, Volvo, Zebra Technologies

FourKites, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced a new $100 million Series D financing round. The growth financing is led by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, LLC, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB and Zebra Technologies, as well as existing investors August Capital, CEAS Investments, Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, bringing total capital raised to over $200 million. The funding heralds the advent of a new era in supply chain management, where automated, interconnected and collaborative global supply chains — spanning transportation, warehouses, stores, trucks and more — are powered and optimized by real-time visibility data and machine learning.

Read more at FourKites Press Release

Guide to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing

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Topics: 3D printing, additive manufacturing

Vertical: Machinery

Organizations: Formlabs

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is trusted by engineers and manufacturers across different industries for its ability to produce strong, functional parts.

In this extensive guide, we’ll cover the selective laser sintering process, the different systems and materials available on the market, the workflow for using SLS printers, the various applications, and when to consider using SLS 3D printing over other additive and traditional manufacturing methods.

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